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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Democrats Choose Convicts Over Constitution

Virginia made headlines when Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe used the power of executive order to give voting rights to 206,000 convicted felons. Democrats know that criminals are more likely to vote for a Democrat then a Republican. Prior Virginia governors thought that such a massive change in voting rights could not be done lawfully by executive order under the Virginia Constitution. But when the goal is to allow murderers and rapists to vote, why let a little thing like a constitution get in the way? Speaker William J. Howell of the Virginia House of Delegates responded with justifiable outrage. He said “I am stunned by the governor’s action,” Howell pointed out that the Democratic Governor probably aspires to be picked by Hillary Clinton for a Cabinet position if she becomes president. The Governor’s shocking order affects juries, too. His executive order allows persons convicted of serious crimes to serve on juries for criminal trials. People tried for murder in Virginia can now face people convicted of murder in the jury box.

McAuliffe declared, “Once you’ve paid your time, there’s no difference to me.” But his actions demonstrate his political motive. If he really felt that way, he would have restored gun ownership rights to felons convicted of non-violent crimes who have “paid their time.” Of course, he did not do that because Hillary and other Democrats would not have liked that. This clearly shows how she would circumvent Congress if she is elected in November. The American people need to be aware of these dirty tricks and vote for a candidate who holds to the Constitution and the rule of law.

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