Obama’s Executive Order Forces Employers To Hire Convicted Criminals
Perhaps the only response to this latest assault on America’s values, is why did it take so long? In that everything this president has done to circumvent the law, civility, and decency has already been done to weaken a once powerful and respected country.
This latest assault is actually in keeping with Obama’s skewed vision of the world and his pathological drive to “transform America, by any means necessary, and it would seem only logical for a lawless administration to continue the transformation, and hire those he’s most comfortable with “felons and criminals.”
So it should come as no surprise that according to the Associated Press, President Obama will announce executive orders Monday attempting to prevent screening for prior criminality in government hiring.
The so-called “ban the box” program would prevent government agencies from asking about criminal history until later in the interview process.
Obviously if one pays their debt to society, they’re deserving of a second chance, however the crime that one commits should be a vital part of ones complete background check, in that a violent repeat offender is simply a risky situation, and quite frankly what difference would it make in the hiring process if one found out either before or later within the hiring process?
The simple question being “would you hire a violent repeat offender, and perhaps risk the wellbeing of fellow employees?
Obama envisions himself as someone who has transcended his questionable background, citing his upbringing to prisoners at a federal prison he visited last summer and his use of both marijuana and cocaine, saying;
“These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different from mistakes I made, the difference is they did not have the support structure, the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive these mistakes.”
However facts are still facts and the rate of those repeat offenders remains high with over 68% returning to prison within 3-years and 77% within 5-years and non-violent offenders end up arrested again even more often. Perhaps those numbers may suggest an uncomfortable truth in that criminals may find it easier to break the law, then to simply follow the law.