I’ve been a lawyer for a long time and I can’t ever remember seeing a motion filed to hold a governor in contempt.
How long before a McAuliffe-favored-felon seeks a court order restoring his right to own a gun?
Conservatives Score Two Voting Law Wins in Ohio and Virginia – but Could Those Victories Be Short Lived?
Politics, it seems, is always more important than what’s best for society and our communities.
Election integrity was the big loser - which could be very important in November if we have a close election.
Virginia's Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently signed an executive order restoring the right to vote for all 206,000 Virginia felons who have completed their terms of incarceration and supervised probation.
Giving violent felons the automatic right to vote is not morally defensible.
A Justice Department division will no longer refer to people released from prison as “felons” or “convicts” because of the stigmatizing effects of the terms.
McAuliffe believes that ex-felons can be trusted to make decisions in the ballot booth and the jury box but apparently not to own a gun.
Are these legislators really interested in “reincorporating” felons into our civil society? Or are they just interested in the potential votes these felons will bring?
If you aren’t willing to follow the law yourself, then you can’t demand a role in making the law for everyone else, which is what you do when you vote.