The slow erosion of citizenship rights for Americans will turn into a landslide if the far left Democrat Mayor of New Haven Connecticut gets his wish. Yesterday Mayor John DeStefano announced he wants to allow illegal aliens to vote in his municipal elections. DeStefano estimated 10,000-12,000 illegal immigrants live in his city.
Destefano will be taking his proposal before the Connecticut legislature for permission to enact the law. The proposal would only change voting eligibility for local elections in New Haven, not state or federal elections. Of course, is anyone willing to bet this includes they will be able to vote for their favorite Mayor too?
De Stefano, opening a window into his thought process said: “All I’m just saying is that like women and African-Americans before them, this is a class of individuals that are precluded from having a say in the community in which they’re a part of.
What claptrap! First of all women and blacks were citizens of this country, there is no comparison. The rule of law is if you are a citizen, you get to vote. If you are not a citizen, no voting.
I predict this just might be the straw that breaks the camels back of Americas tolerance. The left has pushed this too far. All for fast and loose rules when it comes to voter registration, absentee voting and actual voting in the booth, they fight tooth and nail the simple requirement of I.D. to prove who you are when voting.
A new poll just came out and it showed that 60% of the American public thinks the Federal Government under the Obama administration, is encouraging illegal immigration into this country. Now a Democrat mayor wants to give them the voting privilege? To add to this perception that American citizenship is being sold out, are revelations of widespread voter irregularities which stabs at the heart of being a citizen:
Colorados Secretary of state discovered 16,000 non citizens on it's voter rolls.
In Indiana, it appears there was a widespread, systematic organized effort by Democrat operatives to cheat the system by forging names of, especially Democrat voters, to put Barack Obama on the presidential ballot for the Democratic presidential primary in 2008,." Charged Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White.
Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Arthur Davis said "What I have seen in my state, in my region, are the most aggressive practitioners of voter-fraud. Local machines cooking the ballot boxes on election day, they’re manufacturing absentee ballots, they’re voting in the name people like Donald Duck, because they want to control politics and thwart progress,”
The integrity of the voting rolls in Harris County, Texas, appears to be under an organized and systematic attack by the group operating under the name Houston Votes," the Harris voter registrar, Leo Vasquez, charged. This group worked under the direction of Sean Caddle, who also worked for the Service Employees International Union before coming to Houston. Among the findings were that only 1,793 of the 25,000 voter registrations the group submitted appeared to be valid.
Nevada District Judge Donald Mosley, while reading the pre-sentence report of registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers said: "It is making a mockery of our election process. If I had an individual in this courtroom...who was responsible for this kind of thing, I would put that person in prison for 10 years, hard time, and not think twice about it. To me this is reprehensible. This is the kind of thing you see in some banana republic, not in the United States."
American citizens want to suppress illegal voters, not the votes of American citizens. When our elected officials make a mockery of our election laws, it demeans the whole process of our political system and citizens lose trust.
Many states are taking the lead in straightening out our electoral system by enacting laws that require verification of voters, with real I.D. Instead of helping the states clean up the apparent fraud in the voting system, the US Justice Department signaled that it would be aggressive in reviewing new voting laws enacted by the states in order to preserve the sanctity of their votes.