How do you follow up an argument for giving convicted rapists, murderers, and domestic terrorists the right to vote in prison? Well, if you’re Bernie Sanders, you double down:
More than 30 countries around the world today such as Canada, South Africa and Finland allow prisoners to vote. This is not a radical idea.
Every American citizen must be able to vote. Period.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 24, 2019
Well, for what it’s worth, some of Bernie’s fellow radicals agree:
Just because someone is incarcerated, they are still impacted by the laws passed by elected officials. Everyone deserves to have a voice.
— Move Left (@REALFLIPOR) April 24, 2019
Bernie doesn’t wait for issues to reach 53% approval before coming out in favor of them. Instead he makes clear and compelling moral arguments that move us all to be better. That’s why he’s so damn good.
— degaussey (@degaussey) April 24, 2019
This will ensure equality and equity and a fair criminal justice system. Otherwise we have the Clintons using prison slave labor at the Governor's mansion and Kamala Harris supporting prison slave labor to fight wildfires!
— Adriel Hampton (@adrielhampton) April 24, 2019
Alrighty then. Well, Democratic prison slave labor (?) aside, how can anyone seriously believe that incarcerated domestic terrorists should get a say in our elections?
It is radical to let ALL prisoners vote. People who shoot up high schools, churches, temples, movie theatres etc. do not deserve to participate in our democracy. They’ve forfeited that right. @shaunking @EricShapiro3
— Captain Steve Rogers (@CaptainSRogers) April 24, 2019
We’re a republic, but your point is taken. Arguing that violent felons with literal blood on their hands should get to vote is actually pretty radical — and pretty messed up.
— Christopher (@enjoytheday99) April 24, 2019
Negative Ghost Rider
— Cody Yarbrough (@Coda615tx) April 24, 2019
I think u should drop this narrative.
— Malanie Beltran (@Malbel) April 24, 2019
I voted for you in the last primaries but won’t on this platform
— Heidi Phetteplace (@Triplehfarm) April 24, 2019
Freedom is also a right for every human being. But when convicted of crimes that put them in prison, they don't deserve that freedom and they certainly don't deserve to vote. Let them do their time and earn back their freedom/rights. That's a diff conversation to have. Period.
— ARGS (@argsoh) April 24, 2019
So let me get this right. You want the guy that just thru a 5 year old off the 3rd floor of the mall of America to get a vote like I do. pic.twitter.com/hLwOcpMENM
— Brad Martens ♿️🇺🇸♿️ (@wheelchairBrad) April 24, 2019
I respectfully disagree. How can an individual that does not respect law and order (thats why he is in prison) get to decide things of law and order? He doesn’t agree with law and order…and he get to vote? First behave as a civilized person. Then you get to vote.
— ilbrunotattaglia (@ibrunotattaglia) April 24, 2019
NO. The citizen who CHOSE to break the law and convicted of the crime, made the choice to WAIVE their right to vote. The law deprives them of nothing; they gave it away.
— KTBug (@KTBug2792) April 24, 2019
I just don't get this one. If a hardened criminal from jail is allowed to vote, what is the point? It's only adding numbers. Other than that, what else? Someone help me understand why voting from jail is a GOOD thing?
— John Stone (@swordspirit80) April 24, 2019
Should Dylan Roof be allowed to vote as well?
— Travis White (@Official_TMoney) April 24, 2019
This is a crazy idea. The Left claims Trump committed a crime and should be thrown out of office. The same Left that now says criminals should be able to elect our president.
— Robert John (@rjollman) April 24, 2019
And why should we look to other countries for advice on how to run our own?
Doesn't make them correct.
— DKM (@dkmfwtx) April 24, 2019
No, it doesn’t. But if Bernie Sanders really wants us to play this game, he’d better be willing to go all in:
What are the abortion laws like in those countries? https://t.co/JIGOaeAAUw
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) April 24, 2019