Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Bernie Sanders wants to let felons vote while in prison.
The point of voting is to choose wise leaders to make sensible laws. The point of restrictions on voting is to ensure the people doing the choosing are, themselves, wise people. Children, the mentally infirm, and felons are, by definition, not wise people. Felons have already demonstrated they’re not willing to follow sensible laws so they no longer get to participate in choosing who makes the laws. This isn’t a new concept – it’s been the law for thousands of years for the simple reason that it works.
Watering down wise peoples’ votes by extending the franchise to unwise people, can only result in decisions that are less wise. And that’s how we get Democrats in office: dumb voters making bad decisions. This can’t end well.
It’s not intended to.