Here we go folks — another step in the “fundamental transformation” of America – this time our electoral process, and a very dangerous precedent.
As reported by Breitbart.com, “New York City lawmakers and Mayor Bill de Blasio are reportedly discussing legislation that would give voting rights to non-citizens in local elections. The Guardian noted that under the legislation that is being discussed, “legally documented residents who have lived in New York City for at least six months will be able to vote in municipal elections.”
“Lawmakers are reportedly “discussing the legislation with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office” and “a bill might be introduced as soon as this spring.” Two years ago, city councilman Daniel Dromm “won the support of 35 of the city council’s 51 members, forming a veto-proof majority” when he tried to advance the non-citizen voting bill, “but he faced the obstruction of then council speaker Christine Quinn and the unbreakable opposition of the Bloomberg administration.” De Blasio, as Breitbart News has reported, has said he is “willing to continue the conversation” on non-citizen voting. Non-citizens “make up as much as half the population” in areas that Dromm represents and studies have found that more than a million would be eligible to vote citywide if such de Blasio were to sign such a bill.”
Now, if these non-citizens are allowed to vote in the elections of the nation’s largest city — then why not also in the state elections? Then, why not in national elections?
After all, apparently liberal progressives believe if you’re here in America, you should have representation. And just guess from whom they figure that representation should come?
This just goes to show the left believes it cannot afford to trust the sanctity of the American electoral system. During the last election, we saw the left struggle to inspire folks to come out and vote in the midterm elections. Without some cult of personality they’re lost — hence why even President Obama mentioned the “mandatory” voting concept. I find it unconscionable that someone could present legislation to award individuals who’ve been in America just six months the right to vote. This blatantly flies in the face of our rule of law, and what does that mean for all those legal immigrants who’ve had to wait?
And I’m not the only one to feel this way. “As the Guardian points out, “many Americans find the idea of non-citizen voting entirely unpalatable and fear that it undermines the sanctity and privilege of citizenship.” Peter Schuck, an emeritus professor of law at Yale University, told the outlet, “My guess is that it would cause many Americans to wonder what the point of citizenship is if anyone can vote without even bothering to learn or be committed enough to apply for naturalization.” Eric Ulrich, one of three Republicans on the city council, recently told Newsday, “The right to vote is a privilege and a sacred obligation that citizens have enjoyed. It should only be for United States citizens. It’s also a reason for people who are on a path to citizenship to aspire to citizenship. It’s something for them to look forward to.”
At what point does America acknowledge that for the liberal progressive left, it is not about the privilege and honor of being an American — it is about their power. It’s not about winning elections on the merit of their ideas but rather seeking any manipulative means by which they can outmaneuver the system and deceive the people.
Sadly, it has taken these six years for Americans to see that the promises of “hope and change” have failed but the tricks will continue — even those that violate our Constitution. Then again, it’s just some outdated document written by old white guys who owned slaves, so what do they know?
Of course y’all are aghast and thinking that cannot stand in America, well, hate to tell you this — but it’s already happening. “As Breitbart News previously reported, “six Maryland jurisdictions and Chicago allow non-citizens to vote in some local elections,” and “activists in Amherst, Massachusetts, Madison, Wisconsin, and Burlington, Vermont are also clamoring to give voting rights to non-citizens.”
Shall I remind you of the story about how you boil a frog? And in full disclosure for the PETA readers — this is a metaphor, and I hope I don’t have to explain what that means as well. Slowly the water temperature increases and then SHAZAM, you wake up and ask yourself, how did this happen? It happened because the sentinels stopped warning you, and you were just too busy to notice the change in temperature.
It’s getting mighty warm in the pot.