Just as a disclaimer, I’m actually a pretty mellow guy when it comes to people who served their prison time for whatever it is they were convicted of (sex offenders and child abusers are the exception and deserve death).
Like, for example, I’m to some extent in favor of eliminating most background checks (minus sex offender registries) during the job application process.
Thing is, though, with background checks, an employer still has quite a bit of wiggle room with his decisions – a good rule of thumb would be to just ignore names like Booquan and Tyreshius when scheduling interviews.
With voting, however, there is no wiggle room, and it seems to be that a certain group in this country has figured out how to utilize this fact to further bludgeon our weakened race.
An amendment to Florida’s constitution that would restore voting rights for felons passed Tuesday with the help of Jewish groups that campaigned for the measure.
Amendment 4 won 64 percent of the vote, passing the needed 60 percent threshold for passage.
A number of Florida branches of Jewish groups, including the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, the Anti-Defamation League, the National Council of Jewish Women and Join for Justice, campaigned for the amendment, which excludes felons convicted of murder and sex crimes.
Florida, long a swing state, could go more decidedly Democratic: Minorities, who form a substantial portion of the 1.4 million newly enfranchised voters, tend to vote for Democrats.
Kol hakavod to the Reform Jewish communities in Florida – and across the U.S. – who organized and mobilized to make this happen. This is huge. 1.4 million Floridians will have their voting rights restored #ReformJewsVote https://t.co/4T58IbhH5C
— Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (@TheRAC) November 7, 2018
Negroid Communist Andrew Gillum may have lost his election bid yesterday, but for the Republicans it sure does look like a Pyrrhic victory at this point.
My guess is that 2020 will prove to be quite a shock for everyone assuming a relatively easy Trump win in what was once an average Southern state.