Every state is different, but in most states, when a person is convicted of a felony, they lose a number of rights, justifiably so. They lose the right to vote, own or possess a firearm and to hold a number of jobs.
When I worked in the financial world, I interviewed a number of men and women who I ended up having to turn away because they had felony convictions. They were not allowed to obtain many of the licenses necessary to do the job.
Liberal Democrats are out to change only one of those banned rights and I believe it’s because they are getting desperate.
In the 2008 elections, Democrats won control of the House, Senate and White House
In the 2010 mid-term elections, Democrats lost control of the House.
In the 2012 elections, Democrats lost more seats in the House and their lead in the Senate dwindled.
In the 2014 mid-term elections, Democrats lost control of the Senate.
It’s obvious that the American people have been disillusioned with the changes promised by the Democrats in 2008 and have been steadily giving control of the nation back to the Republicans. In response, liberal Democrats are taking bold and sometimes illegal moves to allow hundreds of thousands, even millions of people who have no right to vote, to vote.
States like California and Oregon have taken steps to open the door to allow illegal aliens to vote. In Oregon, everyone is automatically registered to vote when they obtain or renew a driver’s license. They also allow illegals to obtain a driver’s license and if the illegal lies about the citizenship at that time, they are automatically registered to vote. California has a similar system.
Now Virginia’s liberal Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe just signed a law allowing convicted felons to vote. McAuliffe justified the move, saying:
“With this action, we will send a message to these 206,000 individuals and to the world that Virginia will no longer build barriers to the ballot box, we will break them down.”
He also stated that felons who have served their time will longer be treated as second class citizens. If that’s true, is McAuliffe planning on allowing convicted felons to own, purchase or be in possession of a firearm? Does he plan on passing laws that allow convicted felons to obtain a state license to sell insurance or securities? Does he plan on passing a law that allows felons convicted of sex crimes to work in schools, day care centers or no longer register as sex offenders?
If he is sincere about making sure that convicted felons who serve their time are no longer treated as second citizens, then he needs to be consistent in all areas, but he’s not. McAuliffe and Virginia’s Democrats have only taken action on the issue of voting, which indicates to me that they are taking desperate measures to help stop the loss of power to Republicans.
What’s next? Will they start allowing people to vote in more than one county? Will more dead people or pets start voting? Who knows what their desperation will lead to next?