Update: No mass riots or assassinations over the weekend in regards to “Draw Mohammed”. I bet the Left is really ticked off about that. Speaking of Leftists…
Some 53% of Democrats want illegal aliens to have the vote, according to a new poll. Naturally: Why wouldn’t they want millions of new members for their party and its Big Government agenda?
When it comes to likely voters in all categories of the population, Rasmussen Reports has found that 60% don’t want those present in the U.S. illegally to be able to vote, while 35% do.
But a majority of those identifying themselves as Democrats do want illegals to have voting rights, along with 21% of Republicans and 30% of the non-affiliated.
Told you so. 🙂
So much for holding U.S. citizenship in high esteem. Instead of Americans choosing the political leaders of their country, anyone who finds a way to get in and live here should be able to, most Democrats believe.
Many other countries allow voting for people who happen to be there when their elections take place.
The U.S. has rightly been jealous of the power to vote, not least to prevent foreign influence in a world in which this nation and what it stands for has enemies.
Having to wait five years to become a citizen and be eligible to vote emphasizes the high value of being an American; it makes it clear this is not just another country and is a key facet of American exceptionalism.
Cheapening that value is bad enough. But what’s most significant about a majority of Democrats wanting illegals to have the vote is that it would translate into a lot more political power for Democrats, because that’s who most of them dependably support. And this is what immigration “reform” is really all about.
During President Clinton’s first term, Vice President Al Gore was in charge of getting as many immigrants as possible sworn in as citizens, just in case the 1996 election turned out to be close. Today, President Obama’s amnesty is also motivated by getting millions of new Democrat votes. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration reform, which opened the floodgates to poorer nations, had the same goal, despite its proponents, including President Lyndon Johnson, claiming otherwise.
As columnist Michelle Malkin emphasized last week in an appearance with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, it is false that “somehow those of us who believe in the rule of law want to throw every last illegal alien into some cattle car … we issue 1 million green cards every single year … 500,000 foreign-student visas, 700,000 work permits for both skilled and unskilled labor.”
But that generosity turns out to be the transformation of America in disguise. And American citizens would never have agreed to be so generous if they’d known that these green-card holders, foreign students and various “guests” were being invited in under an ulterior motive that’s purely political. (IBD)
Just remember, if you disagree with the Left, you’re a “racist”. 🙂
Only in the case of immigration is the public systematically lied to from every major news outlet. They tell us, for example:
- Polls show the public overwhelmingly supports “comprehensive immigration reform.”
No poll shows this. The Left uses polls to manipulate public opinion, rather than quantify it. Typical is a Brookings Institution Poll that asked respondents to chose between two ways to solve the illegal immigration problem: “Arrest and deport all those who are here illegally” or “provide an earned path to citizenship.” Absolutely no one has proposed that we deport all those here illegally — much less “arrest” them. But can’t I be against amnesty without voting for rounding up illegals at gunpoint? No! Look at the menu — no substitutions! (Ann Coulter)
(pun intended) it’s Black(Brown) or White.
Are you now of have you ever been a Racist!?