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In some states of the United States of America, ex-felons, that is the people who committed a crime and have served the concomitant sentence, are not allowed to vote. This very provision not only deprives a good proportion of the citizens of their essential and basic rights, but also in a way tends to compromise their sense of dignity and respect. In a social, political, legal and humanitarian context, the ex-felons should have the right to vote in this country.
The provision of debarring the ex-felons from voting is not only anti-democratic, but also contrary to the objective of enabling the ex-felons rejoin the society as worthy equals. It could reasonably be understood that a great many people tend to have reservations, as far as the task of taking an initiative about mixing with and employing ex-felons is concerned. Yet, the very society which punished these people for the crimes they committed also carries the responsibility of assuring that once they have served their sentence, they do not get stigmatized and persecuted, once they are set free. However, the provision for restricting the ex-felons from voting not only amounts to a state sponsored persecution, but also does much to further alienate and sideline these individuals. Genuinely speaking, how could one expect these people to rejoin the society as law-abiding and responsible citizens, when they state formally declares them to be untrustworthy, by debarring them from voting. Many people tend to put forward the argument that serving a sentence is not a guarantee that the ex-felons have abstained from their criminal and unlawful tendencies. However, at a deeper analysis, this argument smacks predominantly of abject prejudice, rather than being logical enough to deserve a blanket generalization. There was a time when many thought that the blacks should not have the right to vote. There was
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(Add Student’s Name) (Add Tutor’s Name) (Add Class Information) (Add Date) The Suffragist Movement Women’s fight for suffrage had its beginning in the US as early as in 1848. It started with the Seneca Falls women’s rights convention. In the convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton presented the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, which was very similar to the Declaration of Independence.
Denying these people the right to vote has been altering the political scenario in the nation. In my opinion, ex-felons should be allowed to vote, as this is the only way they can make known their voice.
In the states, where crime is rampant, denial of the right to
This is not to say that the rest of society look down on convicts (though is the case in some individual circumstances) but view them as a separate entity from themselves and the rest of the community and as a result subconsciously alienate this group of
Since prisoners are still citizens, they ought to enjoy the right to vote.
No, the political opinions of prisoners are as important as for ordinary citizens. The government does not grant the right to vote as it does other rights. This means the