Michigan Felon Politician Ban Amendment, Proposal 2

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 7, 2010

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#1 Oct 7, 2010
Michigan Felon Politician Ban Amendment, Proposal 2

A "YES" vote would bar any officeholder convicted of a felony involving deceit and fraud from holding public office for 20 years.

According to reports the amendment would extend an existing 20-year ban on election of legislative officials who have been convicted of felonies involving "breach of public trust." The proposed amendment would broaden the ban to local and state elective offices and would specify "break of public trust" as including dishonesty, deceit and fraud.

How will you vote on November 2nd?
Skeeter

United States

#2 Oct 7, 2010
Anarkie awaits due to a lack of leaders,now ?
Alex G

Center Line, MI

#3 Oct 7, 2010
Oh ,,,,like this is a good thing ,,,, we wont have anyone to vote for next time..........
Nixthis

Holly, MI

#4 Oct 7, 2010
Against. The Michigan Penal Code is archaic.

Example: Write a bad check for $200 or more at a retail outlet and you're charged with a felony. When its all said and done, you'll walk away with a misdemeanor, if that.

Take a $10 item from a store or building, and you're charged with a felony and guess what ... if you're convicted, you're a felon, and you may never get that erased from your record.

Have a felony on you record, no matter how slight, and try to get it erased or forgiven.

Not in any court in Michigan.

Michigan's penal code is archaic.
Ian

Fenton, MI

#5 Oct 7, 2010
"Take a $10 item from a store or building and you're charged with a felony..."

DAMN!
Really?
Brother Parker

Holland, MI

#6 Oct 7, 2010
Ian wrote:
"Take a $10 item from a store or building and you're charged with a felony..."
DAMN!
Really?
Its the winde up and..SLAP.
Right

Almont, MI

#7 Oct 8, 2010
Well....If you chose NOT to steal the $10 effing item, then you will have nothing to worry about now will you!

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kwamebro

United States

#8 Oct 8, 2010
whut da shit kwame bro how we'd gona get doze gud guvment gigs when da bros cana be elelected dis da man keeping the bros down
Ian

Northville, MI

#9 Oct 8, 2010
No worries here friend.

But either way...
sounds like I should use my checking account more.
Tbrain

United States

#10 Oct 8, 2010
Nixthis wrote:
Against. The Michigan Penal Code is archaic.
Example: Write a bad check for $200 or more at a retail outlet and you're charged with a felony. When its all said and done, you'll walk away with a misdemeanor, if that.
Take a $10 item from a store or building, and you're charged with a felony and guess what ... if you're convicted, you're a felon, and you may never get that erased from your record.
Have a felony on you record, no matter how slight, and try to get it erased or forgiven.
Not in any court in Michigan.
Michigan's penal code is archaic.
Don't write bad checks or steal and you don't have to worry about a thing
Right

Almont, MI

#11 Oct 8, 2010
kwamebro wrote:
whut da shit kwame bro how we'd gona get doze gud guvment gigs when da bros cana be elelected dis da man keeping the bros down
Is this an effing JOKE?!
Government Foe

Dearborn, MI

#12 Oct 8, 2010
Tbrain wrote:
<quoted text>Don't write bad checks or steal and you don't have to worry about a thing
AMEN!

It sometimes amazes me how some people complain about issues such as the $10 theft when they shouldn't be stealing anything anyway. Also, if a potential politician overspends or can't balance a simple checkbook, would you really want him/her in office running your government on a bigger scale?
Mark

Rockford, MI

#13 Oct 8, 2010
Government Foe wrote:
<quoted text>
AMEN!
It sometimes amazes me how some people complain about issues such as the $10 theft when they shouldn't be stealing anything anyway. Also, if a potential politician overspends or can't balance a simple checkbook, would you really want him/her in office running your government on a bigger scale?
The point is many that write cold checks are stealing too, but they don't do time.
One could label this the Marion Barry law. Going to have to think on this one. Seem on the surface as more style than substance.
Tony

Holland, MI

#14 Oct 8, 2010
The proposal doesn't go far enough.

But we have to look at who "desensitized" us in the first place to understand the opposition.
Clinton as an example or Barry Frank
chiliman

Tawas City, MI

#16 Oct 8, 2010
Tony wrote:
The proposal doesn't go far enough.
But we have to look at who "desensitized" us in the first place to understand the opposition.
Clinton as an example or Barry Frank
Or Richard Nixon, or Tom DeLay, or George W (dubja), or Dick Cheney??
Xanadu

Gaylord, MI

#17 Oct 8, 2010
Seems to me that 'writing a bad check' can be curbed IF people get overdraft protection.
There's a thought!

A crime is still aa crime no matter what name you use to describe it......sticky fingers get you in trouble.
Really

Dearborn Heights, MI

#18 Oct 8, 2010
chiliman wrote:
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Or Richard Nixon, or Tom DeLay, or George W (dubja), or Dick Cheney??
Or Barack Obama, the biggest robber barron yet...2 trillion dollars of everyones money and nothing to show for it!!!!
Peter Pan

Holly, MI

#19 Oct 8, 2010
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Or Barack Obama, the biggest robber barron yet...2 trillion dollars of everyones money and nothing to show for it!!!!
Exactly ... its easy for you to say that because you own nothing, never will, and spend you're entire life living on the internet in your mother's basement on a mattress in the corner, stealing a stream hear and there..

Hahah.. Gizz (and all your other Aliases) is good isn't it? Right? Suck it up.

dry up. and blow away.
Yes

United States

#21 Oct 9, 2010
CitizenTopix wrote:
Michigan Felon Politician Ban Amendment, Proposal 2
A "YES" vote would bar any officeholder convicted of a felony involving deceit and fraud from holding public office for 20 years.
According to reports the amendment would extend an existing 20-year ban on election of legislative officials who have been convicted of felonies involving "breach of public trust." The proposed amendment would broaden the ban to local and state elective offices and would specify "break of public trust" as including dishonesty, deceit and fraud.
How will you vote on November 2nd?
It is time to prosecute some of our local politicians. This is a way to keep them out of office. Use the Federal Law since the state laws are ignored and the current state system is selective. US District Court here we come!
Really

Dearborn Heights, MI

#22 Oct 9, 2010
Yes wrote:
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It is time to prosecute some of our local politicians. This is a way to keep them out of office. Use the Federal Law since the state laws are ignored and the current state system is selective. US District Court here we come!
Here,here!!!! Maybe Kuame would not have gotten another bite of the apple...

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