Photo: Governor Terry McAuliffe pardons thousands of felons en masse allowing a pedophile to run for Congress. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Virginia: Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights Enables Pedophile Candidates
In 2016, Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, signed an executive order which reinstated the voting rights of thousands of criminals. The longstanding national effort by Democrats and some libertarian organizations to elect liberal candidates by enabling felons and non-citizens to cast ballots, either legally or otherwise has hit a new low in Virginia where a felon and admitted pedophile is running for federal office.
Nathan Larson who was previously unable to vote or run for office after spending a year in jail for sending a threatening letter to President Bush, is now running as an independent candidate in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Larson admitted his pedophilia and confirmed that he created websites that served as gathering places for himself and fellow pedophiles.
The Virginia Constitution states that, “No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be qualified to vote unless his civil rights have been restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority.” In order to qualify to become a candidate in Virginia, one must be qualified to vote. The GOP sought to block McAuliffe from restoring the vote to over 20,000 felons en masse by claiming the Constitution only allows those who apply to get his or her civil rights back to receive restoration. McAuliffe, in an effort to create a new class of victims, said the GOP are more concerned about the impact new voters will have on the outcome of the presidential election “than they are with the dignity of the people whom they continue to drag through the mud with their political lawsuits and ugly attacks.”
This false narrative is based on classic liberal methodology: create a class of victims, adopt the stance that you are righteous, and demean those who argue the merits against you. The new class of victims in their argument are felons who “live in the community and pay taxes” and are being denied their rightful participation in society and who, studies show, are less likely to re-offend if able to vote. They deserve a “second chance.”
For proponents, the story-line is all about the “rights” of felons, and nothing else. Their marketing cast every felon as a wrongfully convicted jaywalker whose whole life, upon release from 30 years of confinement, revolves around teaching citizenship to his granddaughter by taking her to the polling place on election days.
In reality, the purpose of criminal sentences is to protect citizens and elections from those who have not shown they are trustworthy or willing to comply with the law. The judgments of courts in assigning necessary probation should be respected and supported, not undermined by a grant of partial “pardon.” It is important to remember that every felon has harmed real victims. The executive order signed by McAuliffe applies across the board to murderers, rapists, pedophiles, Bernie Madoffs’ and American terrorists. Get out of prison on Monday for having threatened a president, and run for office the next day. On probation for assaulting the mayor, vote against her. Publicly written about the advantages of kidnapping a young girl and keeping her as a sex slave, become a candidate.
Larson said that it all boils down to political correctness and he’s tired of being constrained. “People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and is willing to say what’s on a lot of people’s minds,” he said. His campaign platform seeks to “restore benevolent white supremacy” and the legalization of child pornography. Larson has expressed his desire to have sex with his 3 year old daughter who is now living with relatives.
Updated June 7, 2018 7:50am