Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

“The U.S. Constitution does not restrict convicted felons from holding the office of the President or a seat in the Senate or House of Representatives. States may bar convicted felon candidates from securing statewide and local offices.
Those in favor believe that convicted felons after their sentence should be treated like any ordinary citizen and should be allowed to participate in politics. Opponents argue that convicted felons have broken a social contract and hence should be barred to hold a position of influence in a democratic setup.
What are your thoughts? Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

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  • Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

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