The term felony is used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. This distinction is principally used in criminal law in the United States legal system, where the federal government generally considers a crime punishable by more than five days up to a year in prison to be a misdemeanor, while considering crimes punishable by greater than a year in prison to be felonies; crimes of five days or less in prison, or no prison at all, are considered infractions.
Serious crimes. VERY serious crimes.
So why is the ACLU interested in restoring the rights of full citizenship to those convicted of felonious crimes? Oh yeah, they're the ACLU, that's why. They're "inverted."
Hat tip to Jay at Stop the ACLU for this one:
American Criminal Liberties Union
by Jay @ 9:03 pm. Filed under ACLU, Illegal Activities, 2nd Amendment, News
The ACLU has begun a campaign to restore the rights of felons. People with felony convictions automatically lose the right to vote, run for or hold office, circulate candidate or referendum petitions, or to own, have, buy or use guns.
Which of these rights are the ACLU concerned with? The right to vote. It isn’t surprising that such a leftist organization would be concerned with this. Afterall, criminals trend to vote liberal. The way the ACLU’s argument goes is that once people have served their punishment, their debt to society is paid and they should be granted their full rights as a citizen. This is one reason they fight so hard for sex offenders and child molesters to live across the street from Elementary schools. Of course the arguement is flawed. If the ACLU really believed their own arguement they would be fighting just as hard for the other rights of felons, including their Second Amendment rights.
Go check the rest of it out at his site, it's well worth the read.
Give'em HELL, Jay.
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man