It’s one of those issues where the more you read about, the more certain you are that someone slipped you some bad medication. Surely you’ve been drugged, because the only alternative is that entire segments of the population have gone insane. That can’t be, can it?
It’s called the voting rights of non-citizens, and it isn’t just some loony liberal proposal; it’s actually happening! So far, six jurisdictions in the Washington D.C. area give non-citizens the right to vote in certain local elections. Chicago does the same. Now communities in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Vermont are talking about doing the same thing.
Maybe there’s something to that climate change business after all. What else could cause entire communities to take leave of their senses in such a way? Why would a newspaper that is ostensibly reporting the truth like the Washington Post pretend like opponents of this insanity are just trying to play politics? In an article about the non-citizen voting issue, they argue that people against the idea are afraid that Latino immigrants will vote Democrat. What? If you’re going to go down that road, isn’t it more sensible to suggest that Democrats want non-citizens to vote because they think they will vote for them? When you propose something outrageous, the onus is on you to explain why. So far, I haven’t read the slightest coherent argument for letting non citizens vote.
A Country Adrift
The problem is not legal immigrants with green cards and military service getting to vote in city-wide referendums. Just like Obama did with the amnesty issue, the liberals always trot out the nation’s star immigrants to become figureheads for the movement. Soon, they’ll come up with a new word for the issue. It won’t be non-citizen voting. It will be international friend of America voting or some nonsense. And judging by the left’s past successes, they’ll probably win on this one, too.
The right to vote is one that should be kept sacred. It should be extended to American citizens and American citizens alone. Should we let the liberals have these little victories, do you think they would stop there? Of course not. Because any argument for letting non-citizens vote in local elections is just as easily broadened to include national elections. Before long, we’ll be drumming our fingers on election night, waiting for China’s polls to close.
“This is the right thing to do,” says Washington D.C. Council member David Grosso. Grosso is behind a proposal to bring non-citizen voting to the nation’s capital. “But a lot of people still have a misguided understanding of what it’s about.”
No, Mr. Grosso, that’s not the case. A lot of people, including you, have a misguided understanding of what the U.S. Constitution stands for, what American citizenship means, and what factors lead a country into the toilet. And I’m becoming more fearful by the day that we aren’t going to wake up until it’s much too late.