Interesting comment you have there: "If you want to get a job, and offer something constructive to the economy and society then fine, but felons sitting on their asses being supported by the public shouldn't vote at all."
It seems to me that there is a gap between those you feel shouldn't vote (felons) and those who should (the productively employed). So, should college students vote? How about housewives/househusbands? Panhandlers? People on welfare?
Just to be clear: I firmly believe the vote is something a person should earn. And even then the right to vote should not be irrevocable. But that goes way beyond this topic. I'm just curious where others draw the line.