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Letter: Holder’s argument for felons voting is racist
First Published Feb 22 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Feb 22 2014 01:01 am

In the editorial you published from the Los Angeles Times ("Restore the vote to felons," commentary, Feb. 15), U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder argues that convicted felons should be able to vote.

He is 100 percent wrong.

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Convicted felons made a choice when they committed their crimes, and they chose to forfeit their right to vote. We don’t need murderers, rapists, child molesters, bank robbers and gang-bangers voting for politicians sympathetic to their cause.

Mr. Holder’s sole rationale, he says, is that there are disproportionately more African-American felons.

Mr. Holder demonstrates he is incapable of looking past the color of these criminals’ skin to see the career criminals that most are. In the English language, we have a name for people who pre-judge a person’s worth based in the color of his skin: racist.

Shame on you, Mr. Holder. You are a racist. If you had any integrity you would resign from public office.

Phil Palmintere

Park City




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