What is a right? According to the dictionary a right is “a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way.” Convicted Felons are not allowed to vote in an act called disenfranchisement. Should Felons, whom have finished their sentences, have the right to vote. Yes, the right to vote is fundamental and given to us from our forefathers. They fought and died to build a country that is founded on this one basic truth. Citizens should be outraged that we are allowing Felons to be barred from voting in elections. This is a complete waste of what we, as Americans, believe and what we stand for. Let the people vote. Are we now putting convicted Felons on the same pages as illegal non citizens or any other person who is not allowed to vote.
The point of convicting felons is to rehabilitate them back into society and make them more comfortable with social norms and behaviors. Therefore the right to vote should be considered in this process and maybe even required. By making them vote they will have to research and understand the political parties and the promises each candidate makes. Therefore informing them in politics and also understanding of their societies and communities. This will help them get a better feel for their country and maybe even help them come to a respect for what we do as a country.