How Obama’s Position on Felons Harms Women

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There has been little mention of one of Obama’s issues that should alienate women voters.

One in particular is Obama’s strong support for felons voting. Why is it the interest of women that rapists (even people who have committed multiple rapes) should have a say in deciding who will win elections? Take Heather Higgenbottom, then deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council, 2010 discussion on Obama’s views:

The president’s position, and many other legislators’ position, is that for felons once you have served your sentence and you have done your time and you have completed that you should have your voting rights restored. . . .

But the president would never apply this reasoning to someone who wants to own a gun after they had served time for a felon, even for a non-violent crime and the reason is obvious. He would never even let people who have certain types of people convicted of misdemeanors own a gun. And their reasoning would be clear: we learn something about a person who commits crime.

Don’t we also learn something about men who commits multiple rapes? What is their view towards women? Do we really want this type of person determining public policy programs for women? Murderers can get out of prison in 7 or 8 years. If someone has killed multiple people, do they have the type of compassion towards others that make us want to trust them with determining who are politicians will be?

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Claire is an editor of the YoungPatriots website. A 20-something mom, her main concern is how the decisions made in government today will affect the lives of her children when they're her age. She believes passionately in a limited government, a charitable church and a peaceful personal life. In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.
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