Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
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.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

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

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.