On Monday evening, Senator Bernie Sanders agreed to attend a Town Hall with Fox News to talking in depth about his presidential campaign policies in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Senator Sanders responded to a series of questions asked by anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum as well as from the audience. In this second attempt to run for presidential office, the senator from Vermont has the same polices he originally in 2016 by trying to implement socialism in the United States. However, one thing that stood out is the radical fact that Senator Sanders would like to give felons the right to vote.
Martha MacCallum: “Do you believe that murders and rapists, or thieves or child molesters should have the right to vote from prison?”
Senator Sanders: “Good question! In my state, I recently research this, it turns out that in our constitution in the state of Vermont, for hundreds of years everybody has a right to vote, okay. So I think you make this division: if somebody does something terrible, they’re rapists, they’re a murder we send them away – sometimes for life. But I also think that integral to who we are as Americans, no matter what kind of terrible things you did, you’re paying the price. Maybe you’re in jail for the rest of your life, but you have the right to vote.”
According to Senator Sanders, not allowing felons to vote is a form of “voter suppression” as he claims that minorities have the most criminal records and that’s why Republican policies were implemented.
Senator Sander’s proposal to allow felons to vote from prison will grant access to mass murders like Nikolas Cruz to choose our politicians and policies. One can argue that if a felon can vote from prison because he is an American citizen, then nothing should prevent him or her from owning a fire arm since the second amendment right applies to all American citizens over the age of 18. If Nikolas Cruz as a mass shooter can vote, why shouldn’t he own a fire arm?