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Bernie: Even Marathon Bomber Should Have Right to Vote

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 6/23/16 Bernie Sanders gives his "Where We Go From Here" Speech at a rally at Town Hall in New York City.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Monday he thinks everyone should have the right to vote — even the Boston Marathon bomber.

At a CNN Town Hall, Sanders argued democracy demands that right for every American.

“This is a democracy and we have got to expand that democracy, and I believe every single person does have the right to vote,” he said.

Asked if that included sex offenders, the Boston Marathon bomber, terrorists, and murderers, Sanders replied:

“Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person did that. Not going to let that person vote,’ you’re running down a slippery slope.

“So, I believe people commit crimes, and they paid the price, and they have the right to vote. I believe even if they’re in jail they’re paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”

Earlier this month, Sanders called for more states to join Vermont and Maine in allowing felons behind bars to vote, the Des Moines Register reported.

via newsmax


    • Is this man for real, what planet is he living on. Seriously, he needs to be medicated, or if he is on medication, he needs a second opinion.

      • My God, this man is beyond a fool!! He looks like a damn street person and he is a frontrunner for the Dem party? Liberals are absolute nuts!!!!

    • I think he is getting or has Dementia. I don’t think he really knows what he is saying, he is not stable. What is wrong with people ? America is getting scary, Democrats are so invested with hatred ,they no longer even care about the American people.


    • Is this what America is coming too ? convicted murderer,s rapist,s child molesters having the right to vote . they gave up there freedom and civic rights when they committed those crimes. now after they have served there debt to society MAYBE they will be able to vote again.

  1. Bernie is out of his flippin mind. We have someone that killed and injured several people loosing limbs and he thinks it is ok for him to vote.. ABSOLUTELY NOT. These people are so dang hard up for votes they will let criminals and illegals vote.. It is not right. America stand up for ourselves and not let this happen. He is definitely a crazy socialist and a danger to America. He wants to give everything away to everyone using tax payers hard earned money, Just like he as leeched off of Vt. all these years

  2. Criminals lose their rights to vote when they commit a crime. Bernie Sanders talks about democracy when he is urging for socialism. He uses our Republic rights WHEN IT SUITS HIM BUT WANTS TO REMOVE OUR RIGHTS FOR SOCIALIST SLAVERY. HE IS INSANE.

  3. Hey Bernie. It’s against the law for anyone in jail to have those rights. Even their social security is taken away from them. absolutely NO voting for anyone behind bars.

  4. The Boston Bomber killed and injured 284 people. Bernie may very well get the Bombers vote – but he just lost the votes of the friends and families plus many others. Even if the victims only had 4 friends and family members each – which is highly doubtful the number would be much higher – Bernie is losing 1000 votes for every ONE he picks up. How many friends and family members will Bernie lose for each prisoner he picks up? It just goes to prove how stupid he really is..

  5. Bernie is wrong-wrong-wrong! When a person committs a capital crime he forfeits many rights until his debt to society is paid. I beg my fellow citizens. Not to vote for Bernie Sanders. There are much better choices out there.

  6. What the hell is wrong with these democrats
    Bernie is out of his mind this guy needs some serious help why would you give felons
    The right to vote god help us all if these POS get back in power

  7. This decrepit old socialist horse ass is crazy, first what democracy is he talking about there will be democracy in a socialist system this idiot wants to implement, then he wants to give a voting rights to terrorists so they will be able to vote from prison for any Muslim extremist that run for a government position THAT IS A GREAT IDEA since you are at it jackass make mandatory the elimination of Christian believes and substitute the bible by the Koran and the Marxism/Leninism philosophy books at schools, then he wants murders, drug traffickers, bank robbers , and pedophiles to also vote, WHAT ARE YOU SAYING BERNYYYYYYY,WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING OR SNORING ASSHOLE,,:))))


  9. Nice spin, but Sanders never said that.
    Which of your Russian handlers paid you to post that?
    When the end of the month comes, will you be paid in dollars or in rubles?

  10. Who does Bernie think criminals will vote for? They will vote for anyone pandering for their vote. They will put terrorists on the ballot and vote for them. Bernie looks like he’s going to keel over at any moment so I wouldn’t worry about his influence for much longer.

  11. “inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”

    These people have said DROP DEAD to American Society-They have broken our laws and committed atrocious crimes against our citizens-they are NO LONGER part of American Society-they have given up their right to participate(vote) in society.
    1)I do not see how sitting in a cell -costing the taxpayers $100,000/year is “paying back” their debt to society
    2)how do you make “payment” when you have murdered someone? Write a check-I do not think so.

    People are imprisoned, not to pay their debt, but to keep them away from decent, law abiding citizens so that they cannot keep committing crimes. This is self defense by society-not some attempt to collect a debt.

  12. Boy are you delusional!! Bernie never says anything that makes any sense. And get off the Russia shit–only Dems are working with them; after all, Hillary approved giving them 20% of our uranium supply–wonder how much that put in the “Clinton Foundation”?

  13. Really Bernie…. How is it a self proclaimed Socialist feels he understands Democracy and can comment on it. Well mostly because he doesn’t understand America is NOT a Democracy but a Constitutional Republic. Only our election process is partially democratic (Mob Rule). To prevent it from becoming totally mob rule the founders came up with the electoral college. This keeps things on a more even keel. Besides that Bernie, though you argued “democracy demands that right for every American”, your still wrong. Voting is a privilege and a responsibility not a Right. You sir, should follow the doctrine of “It’s better to be thought an idiot and fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”!

  14. If prisoners voted for Republicans, this issue would never even come up. Face it, most of those in prison are the kind of worthless parasites who vote for democrats.

  15. With a guy like this, It is our country that is on a Slippery Slope. How can people support a guy like this??????????

  16. Bernie is a complete idiot! He apparently had a lobotomy and no one told him.
    He also needs to read and study the constitution and bill of rights!
    Once you are a convicted felon you forfeit your right to vote!
    What part of that is so hard for crazy Bernie to comprehend?
    And my question is, what is the mental capacity of the people who support crazy Bernie?? If he wants socialism so badly, let’s deport him and his followers to Cuba or Venezuela!
    Trump,2020. Our only hope!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    God save America 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  17. It is absolutely amazing how a person can lower their own appearance and integrity all over the possibility of one friggin’ vote. Bernie, why don’t you just retire already. You stand about as much a chance of becoming the President of this Country next year as does Barron Trump – I know that a pretty piss poor analogy- but the truth of the matter is that if his name were on the ballot – I think he’d get more votes than Sanders and OAC combined

  18. Bernie – Grow Up already, anyone can grow old. Look at you. Growing up??? Well, that requires the use of a brain? Do you have one those?

  19. To me, it is pretty telling that Bernie seems to believe that most felons would vote Democrat. I guess he knows about that kind of thing.

  20. Bernie, you are a hypocrite!!! You are saying that democracy demands that a criminal have the right to vote, BUT you’re not advocating for a democracy!! You are advocating for socialism! Are you mixed up or delusional?!!

  21. Dear Old Dog,
    Kudos to your hero the Yiddish Col. Sanders( with all due apologies to the Col. Sanders family). Good ole Bernie is only insuring both he and his wife will be able to vote after they are convicted and jailed because of theit criminal financial activities. A real family man, Bernie is.
    Robert Block

  22. To use the Boston Bomber as an example of the criminals Sanders wants to have a vote is proof positive the man is demented. Should be laws preventing people with obvious mental issues from running for any and all government positions. Of course that would empty their entire clown car, but Breadline Bernie is nothing short of deranged in his way of thinking.

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