August 25, 2003

Gimme!

From The Corner:

More madness in New York City: according to a report in this weekend’s New York Sun a draft of a resolution being considered by the mayor’s Charter Revision Commission includes the suggestion that NYC’s green-card holders should be given the vote in elections for City Council, mayor and other offices.

This is nonsense. If a resident wants to vote he or she should make the effort to become a citizen. Not to insist on this is to make a mockery of both democracy and citizenship. It could also, incredibly, be the thin end of an even larger wedge. The Sun quotes Gouri Sadhwani, the director of something known as the New York Civic Participation Project (a joint venture between labor and immigrants’ groups) as saying that the vote should be extended to illegal, as well as legal, immigrants. She doesn’t think “we should draw distinctions between people who have green cards and people who don’t.”

Well, that’s right in one way – and, probably, one way only – neither should have the vote.

Posted by Ithildin at August 25, 2003 7:50 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Hear that sound? It's our great country going down the shitter, thanks to the liberals.

Posted by: Geoffrey at August 25, 2003 10:58 AM

Why stop at green card holders? Why not extend the vote to people who have never set foot in the United States? How about retro-active voting by dead people?

Posted by: Ghost of a flea at August 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Pardon me, but if I am not mistaken, registered Democrats that are also dead are allowed vote at least twice. Three times if you are a dead Kennedy.

EZ

Posted by: Easycure (Too Drunk To *) at August 25, 2003 2:41 PM

And they say our country is not going to pot?

I agree with Ghost of a Flea, lets let anyone anywhere vote. Our elected officials already believe US citizens are last on the list of people who deserve protection and rights, especially within our borders. Arizona is starting a petition drive to bar un-lawful residents certain state services (education, police, fire and other Federal Services would be provided) because the elected officials have not taken action or put it forward. And guest what, the proponents are being labeled anti-immigration. I think they are anti-crime and pro-immigration (if it is legal). Unfortunately the only way to change things is to vote the existing "guard" out and make the message loud and clear - America is for lawful residents, visitors, immigrants and citizens, not illegal, unlawful ones.

Posted by: Roberta at August 25, 2003 7:27 PM