March 30, 2009, - 12:29 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
While Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano a/k/a “The Lesbionic Woman” harasses Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents for doing their jobs and tries to put most immigration enforcement on hold, liberal-dominated states, like Maine, are pressing ahead to give illegal aliens full rights usually restricted by law to U.S. citizens.
It’s beyond ridiculous.
Lawmakers are preparing to consider a bill that would let communities choose to allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in municipal elections.
Proponents argue that letting non-citizen immigrants vote on local issues would include them in the community, and provide incentive for them to pursue citizenship.
Huh? The only community they should be included in is the detention and removal community. Why on earth would we want to provide “incentive” for lawbreakers to become citizens? We don’t have enough foreigners with suspect records trying and succeeding to become citizens and we need more?
The bill, LD 1195, was sponsored by Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, and co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Bolduc, D-Auburn. It was referred this week to the Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee.
Alfond said he spoke to a number of households in his one-time role as state director of the League of Young Voters.
Sounds like ACORN.
He would talk to residents about issues in upcoming local elections, Alfond said, and then learn that they couldn’t vote because they weren’t U.S. citizens.
“I want to look at this,” said Alfond. “Is there a way to give people in our communities a bigger way to be involved?”
Barf. Why not let people’s pet dogs vote? I mean, we should find a way to give them a bigger way to be involved, too.
There’s a variety of legal Maine residents who are not U.S. citizens, said Alfond, including doctors, refugees, students, hockey players and more.
Yes, America was not a good place, before Wayne Gretzky, Anna Kournikova, and some Muslim students at the University of South Florida who plotted terrorist acts, could vote here. . . .
Allowing that part of the community to vote would be inclusive, said Alfond, and would give more people a voice.
Allowing convicted pedophiles sitting in prison to vote on child molestation laws would be “inclusive,” too, so let’s do it! Everyone is entitled to their say, right?
Ron Hayduk, professor of political science at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and author of the book “Democracy for All,” said immigrants who are not citizens are allowed to vote in a number of communities.
Chicago, for instance, allows them to vote in school elections, and six towns in Maryland allow them to vote in all local elections. They can vote in the Massachusetts towns of Cambridge, Amherst and Newton, said Hayduk, and proposals have been made to do the same in Chelsea and Somerville, and likely will resurface in Boston after a 2007 defeat.
Yes, all of the Marxist zones of America. Awesome.
I have an idea. Let’s just hand out citizenship to anyone who is now in or ever steps foot into America. You know, just to be inclusive and give everyone a voice. Who cares about borders or sovereignty?