Romney Exhibits Fascist Bent on Felon Voting Question
The AP carried an article recently on the latest GOP debate, much of which is directed toward gaining ad revenues for the media, rather than highlighting any true positions of the GOP candidates that most Americans would deem worthy of watching at this point.
The latest "backbiting" argument which has been published has to do with a supposed fight between two of the Eastern GOP presidential candidates, Mitt (Used Car Salesman) Romney and Rick (Sweater Vest) Santorum. Over felon voting rights, no less.
Mr. Romney is attempting to portray Mr. Santorum as "soft" on crime, as one of those holier than thou candidates who believe any felony committed in this country is worthy of removing voting rights (not privileges) for Americans based upon their past conduct, even after they have served their sentence and paid their debt to society. Mr. Santorum believes in granting again those rights which were and are "God given" (something Mr. Romney seems to forget quite frequently) once the penalty has been paid.
If Mr. Romney was a Christian, isn't Mr. Santorum's position a little more Christ like (and Constitutional) than Mr. Romney's. I mean, redemption is inherently supposed to be a part of our criminal justice system, and with the penalties today for even minor felonies where no loss of life or personal injury is involved, shouldn't that punishment be sufficient, rather than life long punishments?
For murder or capital crimes involving loss of life, injury or property loss, I can see removing those rights while those individuals are repaying their debts to society, but that was not the position taken by Mr. Romney, nor is it a "legal" position in accordance with the common law and our Constitution (nor biblical).
So, it does seem Mr. Romney continues to exhibit his rather fascist understanding of the Constitution with respect to individual liberties and freedoms, more and more each one of these debates...unless those positions are also scripted in order to again sway this election back to the Democrats until the Republicans earn their "right" to hold the highest office in the land.
By the powers that be that put them there...which is becoming abundantly clear is not the American citizen voters at all...
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