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Terrytbone
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Jonbonbon
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ex felons should be able to vote

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Jonbonbon
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/13/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Terrytbone

Pro

i think ex felons should vote because we need more people voting and why should something they did a long time ago be agianst them now but i understand that ex felons most of did something very bad but they are still us citizens and all us citizen deserve to vote for their country.
Jonbonbon

Con

I'm just going to respond to my opponents speech. Unless he can substantiate his claims, I just need to rebut his claims since they're baseless. My opponent has the full burden of proof. I'll provide one source, and I will have destroyed my opponent's opening statements.

My opponent opens with his opinion. Opinions can't be substantiated.

He says we need more people voting, but somehow it doesn't make sense that felons should be the ones filling the polls instead of law abiding citizens. The proper solution is to get more law abiding citizens to vote.

He assumes that all felons committed their crime a long time ago. That's an assumption used as a blanket statement. Blanket statements only need one example to be destroyed, and here I can provide a standard that breaks his statement. The minimum punishment for a felony is 48 hours [1].

He says that they're still citizens so they should vote. Something about committing a felony is that they're forfeiting certain rights by damaging the American public. Voting is one of those rights.

I await a response.

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[1] http://www.cga.ct.gov...
Debate Round No. 1
Terrytbone

Pro

Terrytbone forfeited this round.
Jonbonbon

Con

Extend my arguments
Debate Round No. 2
Terrytbone

Pro

Terrytbone forfeited this round.
Jonbonbon

Con

Vote for me please.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by justin.graves 3 years ago
justin.graves
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Reasons for voting decision: A forfeit, but never a contest in the first place.