Originally Posted by slowandeasy
why in the world would the government give a convicted felon a grant?
Your reply obviously lacks common sense and since you stated it in question form, I will answer you.
The government would give a convicted felon a grant to help him or her get their life back on track. The felon was punished and served their time incarcerated. It is bad enough that a felony is a life sentence in society and that they continue to be punished after their sentence is complete.
If a convicted felon can't get a job or a higher education the person would have to find some way to survive. Perhaps you would prefer supporting them through public assistance while they do nothing. Perhaps you would rather they turn to criminal activity to support themselves or their family.
Get off your high horse and realize everyone has made their share of mistakes and bad choices in life and if you had to be punished for all of them it could be worse than the felon.
Grow up and realize that people ask questions in a search for help, not ignorance. Didn't anyone ever teach you "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."?