Roger Clegg Rocks
To the Editor:
Your Sept. 11 editorial “Denying the Vote” says of laws disenfranchising felons, “These laws are the worst in the free world.” Wow. I should have thought that The Times would have reserved this honor for the Second Amendment.
Seriously, what is so wrong with a law that says, if you aren’t willing to follow the law, then you can’t make the law for everyone else?
We don’t let children, noncitizens or the mentally incompetent vote because they fail to meet our society’s minimum and objective standards of loyalty, trustworthiness and responsibility. It is perfectly reasonable to conclude that these standards are likewise not met by those who commit serious crimes against their fellow citizens.
Who would have thought the NY Times would even print that letter. Of course, the best part is that Mr. Clegg is from Sterling, Virginia.
I like Virginia. I am happy living here and having honorable and law abiding folks like Mr. Clegg as neighbors