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New Measure Passes in Florida That Has Former Felons Tickled Pink

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One of the major issues on the ballot for Florida voters on Tuesday was Amendment 4, which would restore a former felon’s right to vote in elections if they had already served their full sentence and were not convicted of murder or sexual crimes.

Where’s what the new amendment actually says:

This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis.

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Before this ballot initiative passed, felons in Florida could only have their rights restored by appealing to the governor. However, in February a federal judge ruled that it was unconstitutional to leave this decision to the sole discretion of a partisan politician. During his two terms in office, former Gov. and now Sen.-elect Rick Scott had restored the voting rights of roughly 3,000 felons who had served out their sentences. His predecessor, Democrat Charlie Crist, had granted this right to 150,000 felons during his single term in office.

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CNN, citing data from the nonprofit Sentencing Project, estimates that this new ruling could make 1.5 million more people eligible to vote. To put that in context, 13 million Floridians registered to vote for the 2018 midterm elections. 64.47 percent of the 7.9 million people who voted on this measure voted in favor of it. This amendment received support both from liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, and rom Freedom Partners, which is funded by libertarian billionaire Charles Koch.

This is one of those issues that a lot of folks on both sides of the aisle are split on. Many folks, both Democrat and Republican, feel that if you commit a felony there are serious, long lasting consequences, which includes the forfeiture of the right to have a say in who governs you and what kind of laws are passed.

Others feel that every human being has a God-given right to decide who governs over them, regardless of whether or not they may have made some bad choices in the past.

At the core of the issue is whether or not a human being should be punished indefinitely for making a one time mistake. These are individuals who didn’t commit violent crimes. Should they be denied the right to vote forever due to that one offense?

Or have they paid their debt to society and thus should be restored as full citizens? It seems more consistent with conservative values to say that a person who has paid their debt to society and didn’t commit a violent crime should be restored to full citizenship.

If rehabilitation is really the goal of prison time, that’s the only outcome that makes sense.

Source: TheBlaze

 

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BOMBSHELL: Overstock CEO Says Strzok Had Him Commit Political Espionage, & Comey’s Involved

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WHAT. THE. HECK?? This sounds like kind of a big deal… From Daily Wire: Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, who resigned from the company on Thursday amid his alleged ties to a government operation, made bombshell accusations on CNN late on Thursday night, claiming that top FBI officials reached out to him in 2015-2016 to conduct law enforcement activities that turned out to be political espionage. Byrne appeared to indicate that the request came from FBI agents after it was passed down from a top FBI official, who he later says he learned was anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok. Byrne said that the political espionage operation targeted four candidates: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. WATCH: Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne says the FBI in 2015/2016 reached out to him and got him to help with law enforcement activities that turned out to be political espionage against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz Byrne says the request came from Peter Strzok https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1164713067717914624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1164713067717914624&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F50951%2Foverstock-ceo-bombshell-claim-fbis-strzok-behind-ryan-saavedra Another: BREAKING: Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne claims former FBI Director James Comey was involved in this entire operation https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1164716230277599232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1164716230277599232&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F50951%2Foverstock-ceo-bombshell-claim-fbis-strzok-behind-ryan-saavedra Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne says: -He liked Obama, did not vote for Trump -More whistleblowers are coming forward -National security state was weaponized -James Comey knew “100%” -Republicans wrong, Democrats did not dream up the investigation, it was the FBI and was politicized https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1164727100919570432 Hi, just in case you didn’t think things could get weirder, the former CEO of Overstock is on Fox saying that the feds told him he should sleep with Maria Butina https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/status/1164680118079492096 Stay tuned for more in the immediate future…

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VIDEO PROOF: Democrat Rep. Says We Need the Undocumented to Mow ‘Our Beautiful Lawns’

Will the MSM care? Nah.

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Imagine if New Jersey Democrat Rep. Tom Malinowski – Who? – was a Republican. He would, unequivocally, beyond a shadow of a doubt, be forced to resign from office. No question about it. Here’s why… From Daily Wire: Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) explained to his constituents earlier in the week that illegal immigrants are necessary members of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District because they are willing to take on the jobs that the community’s teenagers will no longer do. Malinowski noted, “We have to think about the jobs because the reason this happens is because there are a lot of jobs in our community that, like it or not, for better or worse, Americans are not willing to take.” He added, “I mean, who do you think is taking care of our seniors? Fifty percent of the eldercare workers in the state of New Jersey are immigrants, most of them legal – most of them documented – but certainly some of them are not. Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns in Somerset County? We don’t usually ask but a lot of those workers are undocumented.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used to talk an awful lot like President Trump, back in the day. In fact, old (…or young?) Pelosi did not care for illegal aliens. She even went as far as saying “we certainly don’t” need more of them. See for yourself: https://twitter.com/IWV/status/1152186873252651014?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152186873252651014&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fvideo-surfaces-showing-hypocrite-pelosi-sounding-a-lot-like-trump%2F Pelosi doesn’t get along well with young House Democrats. She took a major swipe at AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and another freshman liberal in a way that caught Twitter’s attention. See for yourself: Speaker Pelosi says ⁦⁦@AOC⁩, ⁦@IlhanMN⁩, ⁦@AyannaPressley⁩ and ⁦⁦@RashidaTlaib “have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they…

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