Bernie Sanders thinks we should allow felons behind bars, to vote.
After all, they should have rights, right?
It’s not like their selfish, violent, or criminal actions impacted anyone else’s rights, right?
So freakin’ wrong I don’t know where to start.
It’s time for "First Thoughts."
Sanders has always fought for voting rights for convicted felons but now he’s pushing for more -- voting from behind bars.
"I think that is absolutely the direction we should go," Sanders said recently.
"In my state, what we do is separate. You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That's bad, but you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.”
Vermont and Maine already allow felons to vote while serving their sentences, not surprising.
What is surprising and disheartening is the growing number of so-called conservatives pushing for similar crap. Like Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds.
She tried to get it done in Iowa by changing the state constitution to restore voting rights to former felons but, thank goodness, her fellow Republicans in the state Senate stopped it.
I’m sick of this redemption BS.
You want redemption? Serve your time and pay the consequences -- which include getting some of your rights taken away.
Oh, boo-woo felons feel disenfranchised. Guess who else feels slighted and disenfranchised?
The people who lost everything, lost a loved one or died because of the actions of selfish felons.
I also take huge issue with those advocating an end to the death penalty because it’s “the right thing to do.”
Tell that to the families whose loved ones were brutally murdered by one of your felons.
Like Marc Klaas. His daughter Polly was kidnapped as a young girl and strangled in 1993 right here in California.
Her killer, Richard Allen Davis, flipped her father off in court, was convicted of her murder, in 1996 and then sentenced to death BUT not on Gov. Newsom's watch. Nope.
The fact some people think we should just hand convicted criminals the key to the jail and the city is infuriating to me.
Whether it’s halting the death penalty, letting felons out early with the First Step Act, or advocating for their voting rights, it’s all BS.
There is NO such thing as a victimless crime, by the way.
Whether it’s dealing drugs, running a Ponzi scheme, rape or murder.
Someone’s life was damaged by that felon and no, they don’t deserve a pass.
Oh and, dear Conservatives:
Saying “Come vote for us and we’ll let you vote behind bars or better yet, let you out of prison,” is just as bad as the Democrats saying, “Come vote for us and we will give you repartitions and free things.”
And President Trump, no one filling stadiums at your rallies chants “let them out.”
Rather, it’s “build that wall,” so remember that.
Those are my "First Thoughts." From Los Angeles, God bless and take care.
Adapted from Tomi Lahren's "First Thoughts" on Fox Nation on April 11, 2019.