Skip to comments.[Satire] Virginia Governor Enfranchises Felons
Posted on 04/23/2016 4:14:09 PM PDT by John Semmens
Saying he is tired of waiting for the legislature to take action, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va) issued an executive order restoring voting rights to convicted felons. The move is expected to add more than 200,000 Democrats to the states voter rolls.
Ours is a government of, by, and for the people, McAuliffe said. This means all the people. For better or for worse, criminals are part of society. As members of society they are entitled to the human right to vote, to choose who will represent their interests in the halls of government.
The Governor brushed aside Republican objections, calling them politically motivated. Granted, attorneys for former Gov. Kaine (D) advised that the type of action Im taking would constitute a troubling rewrite of state law and the constitution. But I got my own attorneys and they assure me that there is no limit to my authority to correct what I perceive as injustices.
On top of the issue of justice is the very practical concern that the votes of these felons could very well make the difference between whether a Democrat or a Republican takes the states electoral votes in this Novembers election for president, McAuliffe pointed out. I cannot sit idly by when there is so much at stake.
McAuliffe professed himself unfazed by GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespies charge that this sweeping action benefiting convicted rapists, murderers and child molesters is a reckless abuse of executive power. Sweeping action is what the voters of this state elected me to do. If the enfranchisement of 200,000 more Democratic voters also makes it tougher on Mr. Gillespies political aspirations so much the better.
In related news, McAuliffe mentor Hillary Clinton told Connecticut Democrats that she would spend every single minute of every day to change the gun culture in America and promised to take executive action to amend the Second Amendment to keep guns out of the hands of those who oppose progressive values.
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Good one John. It’s patently obvious why the Dem are hell bent on getting the vote for felons. It’s the same reason they want loose immigration laws. More votes for them. The country goes to hell, but that’s alright...they’re in power. Power is all Dems care about.
So freedom to be armed isn’t a human right, despite being #2 in the BOR, but voting is, despite the founders neglecting to include it? Riiiiiight.
In related news, 800,000 convicted felons from other states are moving to Maryland to recover their right to vote.
Plus, they believe that if Maryland can elect a governor this stupid, then the sate must be a “target rich environment”.
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