Tuesday, July 22, 2008

ACLU challenging law banning felons from voting in Alabama

Jail time is punishment for crimes--once jail time is over, a person is supposed to begin a new rehabilitated life. This sort of ban-the-felon-from-voting is an ever-lasting an unfounded form of moralistic judgment that mirrors The Scarlet Letter: let's punish all "sinners" forever and ever and make them social outcasts.

Psychologically, this does not make any sense either. If you treat someone like a criminal forever, it only encourages that person to behave like a criminal.

Anyhow, check out the full article here.

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