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Johnny_Mike
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ClassyColton
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Should prisoners be allowed to vote?

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Started: 4/8/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Johnny_Mike

Con

The fact that there is an entertainment of the idea of allowing prisoners to vote. I understand that they are people but in all fairness when you are in the "joint" you obviously dont care enough about society to follow the law so they shouldnt be able to vote on them.
ClassyColton

Pro

The "fact" actually is that the purpose of people going to jail is to reform them for society. In this reformation process prisoners have certain privileges taken away from them. Voting is one of those so called privileges. If prisoners are given voting rights back then it will give them a purpose for getting back into society. When prisoners see this purpose it will make them want to become a more active member in society and therefore make them want to change their lives around, because now they see the brighter side of society.
Debate Round No. 1
Johnny_Mike

Con

They Gave Up Their Right To Vote!

If a person optionally chooses to commit a crime, they are branding themselves criminals. Criminals should not be allowed to vote. It's as simple as that. Why should the leaders of a democracy be partly chosen by those who would seek to ruin and harm those around them? A democracy does not function as a democracy when the troublemakers are making the decisions.If they want to get back to society they can do it just like everyone else who doesnt need special treatment to be able to cope with the hardships of life.


ClassyColton

Pro

If I'm not mistaken aren't you the person who smokes "reefer" which is a crime against the United States of America. Are you trying to say that you should have your right to vote taken away and that you are not a progressive member in our society Jon Michael Dumb. Also, a democracy is a society in which everyone, yes everyone, has a part in society and the right to vote. At the "bottom of the day" you need a large glass of shut the Fuk up.
Debate Round No. 2
Johnny_Mike

Con

Well, Personal matters aside. (given the fact i sold you "reefer") Also putting aside spelling errors. Getting back on topic to a professional debate, i would like to leave you and all spectators with a simple but effective mission statement. 1/3 of all african americans will go to jail during there lifetime so given the disenfranchisement of the matter i say NO sir. Good Day.
ClassyColton

Pro

ClassyColton forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lovekblue 2 years ago
lovekblue
We should give the prisoners a chance to redeem themselves. The prison is meant to reform them to a better person. Everyone is equal and should be given a second chance. This debate also brings the point that employers tend to not hire individuals with criminal records. Even if the prisoners decided to not commit crimes anymore, who is there to give them a chance to prove it?
Posted by GoOrDin 2 years ago
GoOrDin
Yes they should be allowed to vote, but with a compulsory comments. proving they are aware or have legitimate concerns.
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