The Political Process Of The United States Essay

1045 Words Aug 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Involvement in the political process is a privilege that should be given to all citizens of the United States who live under it. Voting rights differ from state to state; in many states felons cannot vote while they are in prison, while in some states they cannot vote until they have finished probation (Chung 2016). In a couple of states prisoners never lose their rights, whereas in other states, felons lose their rights permanently (Chung 2016). In the state of Texas, felons are not allowed to vote while they are incarcerated, while they are on parole, or on probation (Chung 2016). In consequence, felons are not involved in the political process even when they are dwelling within society and obeying its laws. Despite the current law, I believe that ex-convicts, whether on probation or parole, and incarcerated convicts, whose sentences is less than four years, should be granted the right to be actively involved in the political process by casting their vote.
Ex-convicts and prisoners, who serve a sentence of less than four years, should be granted the right to vote. This is due primarily to the fact that ex-cons will be affected by laws that are passed even while they are on parole or probation. Likewise, felons who are currently in prison with a sentence of less than four years, will be affected by laws enforced by the presiding governor and president. Furthermore, the minute prisoners are released, they are once again able to rejoin the community as active members of…

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