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Friday, August 19, 2016

California AB-2466, Let Felons Vote

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The Madness of Democrat Party politics continues to steamroll through this country.  While California has been working to let illegal aliens have whatever their invading hearts desire, with Assembly Bill 2466, they are one signature away from making it legal in California for felons to vote.  The criminals of this country, by the way, tend to support the Democrats.

This means that tens of thousands of more Democrat voters will hit the polls.  The fact that they are Democrats is not what bothers me as much as the fact that I don't believe voting is a right.  It's a privilege.  The criminal element has lost that privilege.  When a person commits a crime endangering public safety, they forfeit their privileges and immunitie upon conviction.  The Greeks and the Romans called it “civil death.” 

Both houses of California's legislature have approved AB-2466.  Jerry Brown has the chance to join Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is he signs this monstrosity of a bill.  McAuliffe suspending permanent disenfranchisement by temporary order.

And have you noticed how many criminals are being let out early, or not being jailed in the first place because of California's lenient system (like Prop. 47).

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez joined every Republican member of the Assembly in voting against AB 2466, and commented, "They don't call it parole, anymore."

The ACLU filed a lawsuit in 2014 arguing felons serving “mandatory supervision” or “post-release community supervision” should be allowed to vote. “That’s how they’re playing semantics,” Melendez told me. 

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a Democrat, still was not satisfied. Her AB 2466 would extend voting rights to felons in county jails because they are not called prisons. The legislation “defines ‘imprisoned’ to mean currently serving a state or federal prison sentence.” She told the Assembly her bill would not change the penal code but simply serve to “clarify” the law and its “ambiguous terms of imprisonment.”

Melendez noted, “They’ve exploited the language in the code to suit their own needs.”

Voting while behind bars will be next, even if an illegal alien.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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