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Summary: Can You Trust A Felon

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Cecilia Tiznado
Baden English 828
December 7, 2016

Can You Trust a Felon?
Throughout the years, many citizens have fought for the right to vote. Immigrants that are in our country view this as being lucky just to have the opportunity to make a change. Felons have taken the privilege for granted. Many of the supporters of a felons right to vote believe it’s unfair to punish from taking their vote. But the real question is if you can trust the felon for making the right call. Having the right to vote is a privilege, and if you lost the privilege why should you gain it back? Although people say it’s unfair, that person made his/her decision. According to Roger Clegg article called “If You Can’t Make the Laws, You Shouldn’t Help Make Them”, “The unfortunate truth is that most people who walk out of prison will be walking back in” (Clegg1). Even though felons served their time, they’re most likely to commit a crime again which means that they took their vote for granted again. The
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In the article called “If You Can’t Make the Laws, You Shouldn’t Help Make Them”, Roger Clegg states, “People who commit serious crimes against their fellow citizens do not qualify” (Clegg 1). The main point of prison sentence is to show the offender and society that criminal behavior results in loss of freedom and most of the rights that freedom has to offer, therefore felons should be not be allowed to vote. In the Article “If You Can’t Make the Laws, You Shouldn’t Help Make Them”, Roger Clegg argues “More succinctly, if you won’t follow the law yourself, then you can’t make the law for everyone else” (Clegg). Convicted felons are in prison for a reason, they committed a crime that was serious in our country whether murdering someone, burglary, drug abuse violation, etc. We don’t need I believe voting is not just a right but a
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