(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- LeBron James, the well-known basketball star, has put his money where his mouth is when it comes to his political convictions. The problem for many of his supporters will no doubt be, however, the fact that he’s spending money on helping…felons.
The Los Angeles Laker dropped $100,000 of his own cash to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition on Friday. The money was granted through the “More Than A Vote” group, which is run by James and a number of other black artists and athletes. According to the organization, there is “systemic racist voter suppression” going on across the United States in the form of denying felons voting rights.
James has often promoted the organization on his social media and did the same after making the donation.
On Twitter, he claimed that giving felons voting rights is a “fight about their constitutional right to vote being denied.”
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 24, 2020
The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition claims on its website that they intend to end the “disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions.”
By “people with convictions” they mean “convicts.” But I guess that word comes with some negative connotations…
The $100,000 injection will be used to help convicted felons pay the court-ordered financial obligations that stop them from being able to complete the terms of their sentence after leaving prison, according to the Tampa Bay Times. It comes after a decision by Florida voters in 2018 to approve a constitutional amendment that allows felons who complete their sentences to vote in elections.
Last week, James weighed in on the election and state of politics nationally, claiming that there is no “movement” for black Americans. That might be something conservatives agree with him on, given the biggest organization claiming to represent the interests of black people, Black Lives Matter, is actually a revolutionary Marxist group.
“When you’re black, it’s not a movement. It’s a lifestyle,” he said. “I don’t like the word ‘movement’ because, unfortunately, in America and in society, there ain’t been no damn movement for us.”
Who else has questions about what he’s saying here? Is James suggesting that black people are more likely to commit crimes, which is why it’s “discrimination” to deny felons voting rights?