Sunday, November 07, 2010

Prisoners getting the vote

I'm fine about prisoners being allowed to vote. I just want them to stay prisoners for a bit longer than the people in charge do.


Don said...

I'm OK with prisoners getting the vote, too: I've seen no evidence to suppose that the majority of them would actually bother to exercise their right to vote if they got one.

It apparently all dates back to 1870, when we did all sorts of things in prisons that we don't still do now. But then again, maybe we should?

The Defence Brief said...

Personally, I've always thought that the point of prison is to lose one's liberty and that loss of liberty has always included not having a say in who forms the government.

Dack said...

Can you imagine the unsavoury scene of politicians going grovelling for votes in prisons, signing pledges and whatnot?

Yes, so can I.