THREE RIGHTS….I figure that if a country guarantees the following three rights, it’s probably a pretty decent place:

  1. The right to free speech

  2. The right to a fair trial

  3. The right to vote

Now, we can argue forever over just what “free” and “fair” really mean, but I think we all have a pretty good idea of what I’m talking about here. There are plenty of other highly desirable rights, but these are the three cornerstones that define a decent liberal society.

So here’s a question: Do you think convicted felons who have served their time should be prohibited from speaking freely? Do you think they should lose the right to a fair trial?

No? Then why do they lose the right to vote in 20 states?