Elections To Be Decided By Scum Of American Society?

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In the song “Folsom Prison Blues,” Johnny Cash captures the lament of the felons waiting to get out of prison. Cash sings, “Well if they freed me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine, I bet I’d move it on a little farther down the line. Far from Folsom Prison, that’s where I want to stay, and I’d let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away.”

But Barack Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, has a different vision. You see, in America, felons have traditionally returned to society with restricted rights. In some states, they lose the right to vote. In many jurisdictions, they lose the right to sit on a jury. And more widely, they’re prohibited from serving as law enforcement officers.

These restrictions are intended to protect society.

But Holder is upset with this tradition, and he wants to see it changed. In a widely anticipated speech at Georgetown University this month, Holder stepped into the bully pulpit and declared that restrictions on felons’ voting rights are wrong and immoral.

Holder said, “The current scope of these policies is not only too significant to ignore, it is also too unjust to tolerate… These restrictions are not only unnecessary and unjust, they’re also counterproductive… These laws increase the likelihood that they will commit future crimes; they undermine the re-entry process.”

I doubt Holder seriously believes that felons commit crimes because they don’t have voting rights. Then again, logic has never been his strong suit. This is the man who allowed high-powered firearms to be sold to Mexican drug cartels in his drive to reduce violence at the border.

The Not-So-Hidden Agenda

The real purpose behind Holder’s behavior is stacking the deck for left-wing politicians. Polling shows that when past felons are allowed to vote, they vote in overwhelming numbers for candidates who are soft on crime. Right now, those politicians are aligned with Obama and Holder.

“That speech showed how political he is,” Hans von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department official, told The Hill newspaper. “All he talks about is the restoration of voting rights for felons. What he fails to mention is the fact that you don’t just lose your right to vote. In most states, you lose your rights to own a gun, to sit on a jury, to engage in certain kinds of employment like being a police officer. Nowhere does he say a word about restoring those rights. That tells me he is only interested in the potential votes.”

On top of that, Holder is also focused on two high-profile cases in North Carolina and Texas that could have a significant impact on those states’ elections. In each case, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is contending that certain laws concerning voter ID and early voting have the practical results of disfavoring minority voters. The DOJ wants these laws struck down before the next election.

It seems that Holder views every issue through the prism of racism. He twists logic and hopes no one catches on. In the Georgetown speech, he pointed out that 1 in 13 black Americans are precluded from voting, often because of a past criminal conviction. “They are prevented from exercising a fundamental right,” he argues.

Actually, voting is a privilege that can be taken away from citizens who have demonstrated a lack of integrity, honesty, and character.

But as we know, Holder isn’t bothered by faulty integrity. He was held in contempt by the House of Representatives in 2012 following the Fast and Furious scandal. And if Obama had a spine, he would’ve fired Holder.

Instead, the two ethically challenged leaders blunder on, attempting to change America from a republic to a kleptocracy.

There’s still hope, though. Currently, 140 members of Congress have co-sponsored legislation seeking Eric Holder’s immediate resignation. It’s a bill long overdue for passage. In the words of Johnny Cash, it’s time for Attorney General Eric Holder to move “a little farther down the line,” and out of this important office.


This commentary originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 

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  1. D's already scheming voted fraud to make certain they do not lose the elections in Nov

  2. The ONLY reason for this is to obtain votes. It is the same reason that this administration and president want to grant illegal immigrants amnesty. It is still my belief that the only reason Obama became president is only by voter fraud.

  3. Holder still being attorney general and not in prison is what's wrong and immoral. Maybe he knows he is going to likely end up there so he want's to get the rules changed beforehand. If we could only be so lucky.

  4. They don't need votes from felons, generally they just rig polls, pay media for the election results they want to hear, pay the opposition, to take a dive…..votes don't count and money does….this is just more US Govt BS

  5. EX-felons don't lose voting rights in every state and IF we are going to be true to our concept of justice, when they get out, they've PAID their debt to society and SHOULD be restored to FULL citizenship. That should include not only voting rights, but ALL rights including the right to own firearms.

    I'd be interested in seeing these alleged "polls" that indicate that ex-felons will vote for democrats, because I can tell you from personal experience that is crap! Some might vote for those that are "light on crime", but that isn't any different from what they would've voted for before becoming ex-felons.

    This ALL assumes that they will even vote at all – a big assumption. Almost as big as assuming they will all vote one way.

    I don't agree with HOLDER on much of anything, except this! As the Bible says ALL have sinned, no one is clean. The ONLY difference between ex-felons and everybody else is that they got caught doing something wrong, in this country EVERYBODY is guilty of breaking some law!

  6. Edwardkoziol says:

    I think it should depend on the crime if you go to jail for drunken driving then when you get out you should be able to vote but murder ,robbery that is another story.Eric Holder should be in jail himself for all the crap he has pulled and after jail he should be allowed to vote in Yemen,Syria Afghanistan,Iran,Iraqi and Mexico but never in the US.

    • Seeks_the_truth says:

      Nope. I disagree. You go to jail, you're a convicted felon, you lose your rights. If there are no lasting punishments, then what stops you from doing the crime?
      If I knew I only had to spend some time in a room with all comforts, I would have murdered and bank robbed a long time ago!
      It was what would follow me that stopped me. Even from drinking and driving.

  7. I <3 Obama

  8. Seeks_the_truth says:

    These felons did their time! They are now upstanding citizens! Treat them as such! Not only reinstate their voting rights, but return their 2nd Amendment right to own and carry firearms!
    Also, don't force pedophiles to register! It's no ones business if they raped and murdered a 2 year old child! How dare you even ask!
    While you're at it, give them a clean high credit score! No reason for them to be responsible there either! The bank doesn't need to know they have now hired a bank fraud expert! They also could use the extra money they would earn by selling stolen identities to the illegal alie….um…. undocumented citizens.

    This is so unfair! We need to help these poor Black men that just made a mistake.
    It's not like they're asking this for ALL convicted felons. JUST the BLACK ones. While they're at it, give these guys a home, health care and a paycheck! Include payment for all the time they were in jail too. And at the new $10.10/hr minimum pay!
    After all, it could be considered slavery since they had to do the laundry, mop the floors and do kitchen duty while there!
    If you object, you're just a RACIST!

    /sarc off

  9. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Please sign the petition for Holder's Resignation & Prosecution 1,172,790 Letters and Emails Sent So Far!!! http://act.theteaparty.net/5273/prosecute-eric-ho… Why doesn’t holdme stop cheating elections, like the ignant woman in philly that voted 8 times, she is in jail for 5 years! And voter ID should be mandatory, but holdme needs the cheating to win. There have been sufficient documented cases of voter fraud to warrant some corrective action on a broad scale. We had better get a handle on our voting systems, cause the left is learning how to persuade 130% of us to vote in every election! Now all these groups (Apollo Alliance, American Environics, Families USA, Enroll America, Battleground Texas, …) are turning their focus from obamacare fraud to fraud for the 2014 elections. The only way democraps can win is if they lie and cheat! The actions of Department of Justice (DOJ, the most thoroughly political and scrupulously biased Department in the nation’s history) under Holder are not just incompetent and slimy, they threaten the very rule of law in our nation. Congress make the laws, Holder was nominated to help enforce those laws. Rather than running his office as a servant to the American people with deep respect for the laws that he is supposed to enforce, holder runs the DOJ like the enforcement wing of a mafia organization. He acts as Obama’s personal attorney and hit man, doing whatever is necessary to protect him and ‘the family', even if it means unlawful acts. He doesn’t have a right to break the law; his job is to ensure rights of the people, not to strip them away. He is appointed to magnify the law against crime, he has instead repeatedly magnified crime against the law. America has seen a number of egregious and unlawful acts by the man who is supposed to serve as the main legal advisor to the United States government. Instead, holder uses his office as a weapon to push Obama’s radical, unconstitutional agenda and to punish those who disagree with Obama.
    We have witnessed a refusal to prosecute Wall Street executives for the fraud that destroyed the economy. Also a refusal to prosecute Black Panthers for voter intimidation. Also a refusal to protect voting integrity by fighting against a fair voter ID system and fair voter registration policies. We have seen the loss of life, including Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, with the gun running operation Fast and Furious. We are NOW seeing Holder try to defend that restrictions on felons’ voting rights are wrong and immoral. We have heard Holder state that “African-American students were disciplined more harshly and more frequently because of their race than similarly situated white students.”; that “muslims should not be profiled and should not cooperate with terrorist FBI investigations because of their civil rights”; and that “citizenship to illegals is a ‘civil right’”. We have seen Holder protect the NSA. We have heard Holder committing perjury multiple times in front of Congress. We have seen Holder protect the outright bias of the IRS against conservative groups, which will never be corrected, thus giving strong support for disabolishing the entire $13 billion department with a fair tax that would only take 10 minutes to fill out. Holder, issued secret subpoenas to spy on members of the Press, AND NOW wants to monitor newsrooms like a Nazi. Holdme, like obHitler, knows he can get away with anything and will use the FCC like he is using the IRS and NSA! This is the closest thing to the Gestapo America has ever had. The First Amendment doesn’t request the fed to respect it; it demands it, and thus he has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. Because Holder has so egregiously violated the public trust, Obama should ask for his immediate resignation. If Obama does not, the message will be unmistakable: Obama believes he is above the Constitution and does not respect the role of a free press.”
    These most recent illegal acts by Holder’s DOJ is so incredibly tyrannical and unconstitutional that should be the final straw for his removal from office! It is OUR responsibility to uphold the laws of our republic and hold our public servants to their oaths of office to uphold and defend the Constitution. He is permitting the DOJ to trample on the First Amendment and he has failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. The very rule of law is at stake and the credibility of every law enforcement officer in the U.S. If our top law enforcement agency refuses to follow the law, there is no rule of law, and this is no longer America.

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      I would love to see Holder in jail let alone fired.He was a black skunk long before Obutthole gave him the job.He was a retard flunky for Clinton doing his dirty work.Just look at his piss poor record.

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