According to a story in the New York Post, activists are pushing for legislation in New York City that would allow illegal immigrants to vote in local elections. At a recent Black and Latino Legislative Caucus event, a proposal was discussed that would give illegals the chance to vote for mayor, city council, and other local positions in 2017.
“We want to expand the right to vote for everybody, not suppress the vote. What a radical idea,” said Bertha Lewis, head of the Black Institute, in an interview with the Post.
Gee, should we let children vote then? What about pets? Inanimate objects? How far does this problem of “suppression” go? And how hard would you be fighting for this cause if illegal immigrants were overwhelmingly conservative? Right, that’s what we thought.
Alas, this is probably where we’re headed. According to a Rasmussen survey last year, 35% of Americans think that illegal immigrants who live here and pay taxes should be allowed to vote. A full 53% of Democrats were supportive of the idea. So, yeah, this is happening. Maybe not now, but you just wait.
Can you imagine sneaking into any other Western country in the world and then complaining that you should have all of the rights of a citizen? How is it even possible that we’re considering these proposals? Why are liberals so eager to throw our democracy into complete disarray?
The easy answer, of course, is that illegal immigrants tend to be Democrats at heart. The more of them that are allowed the vote, the more Democrats will have a political advantage over Republicans. But you have to wonder, is it worth it? How far will this party go to destroy America if it means they can secure electoral dominance? But then you remember that this party’s basic message boils down to: vote for us, and we’ll give you free stuff! There is no depth to which they will not sink.
It will come as news to liberals, but it is possible to be compassionate and inclusive without being stupid.
To whatever extent there is hostility towards illegal immigrants among conservatives, it was created by crap like this. Democrats can never just leave well enough alone. There’s always more “progress” to be made, no matter how idiotic the next step might be. When Americans realized that cities like San Francisco were harboring illegal immigrants and deliberately protecting them from federal authorities, the backlash began big-time. And the further liberals go to pretend that there’s no difference between someone who hopped over the fence and someone who was born and raised in the U.S., the bigger that backlash is going to get.