• kent_eh
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    1 month ago

    Counterpoint, no rights are absolute. There are conditions and restrictions on every “fundamental constitutional right.”

    Further to that point, rights come with responsibilities. If you are going to forfeit those responsibilities to society then you are going to also forfeit some of the associated rights granted by society.

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      Counter-counterpoint: restricting rights after completion of a judicial sentence prevents convicts from reintegrating into society, which increases the odds of recidivism. If you want people to choose to act responsibly, they need to have the opportunity to do so.