For those who have been following this column for sometime, this story will come as no surprise. What is happening is going according to a script created by the left in order to import into the U.S. the Democratic voters they cannot create by persuading American citizens that their policies are desirable.
In other words, what we’ve got here is a plan to run around U.S. law in order to gain Democratic majorities in areas that currently make it difficult to generate the votes necessary to send the Democratic slate of electors to the Electoral College. Or, to put it more simply, this is just another effort at voter fraud.
The plan is simple. Open the borders. Inhibit the enforcement of our immigration laws. Bring these illegal aliens to sanctuary cities where they can be shielded from deportation by ICE. Provide them with welfare benefits originally intended for indigent Americans to include help with food and housing. Then comes the next trick: Find a way to give them voting rights. With these illegals fully aware of which party is their benefactor, their selection at the polls will be obvious.
It’s a perfidious way of getting a majority of the vote. More than that, it’s a testimony to the failure of liberal ideology to fool enough people into thinking that such ideas work or build a prosperous nation where all citizens benefit. It is an ideology of victimization, and in the right circumstances it can be a powerful, if no less corrupt, strategy.
So much for the theory. Now for an example of it at work. We’ve learned that the city council of College Park, Maryland has voted to allow illegal aliens to vote in local elections. Any questions about whether the plan just outlined is underway or not?
“The College Park City Council has voted in favor of a measure that would allow city residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections.
“College Park joins six other towns in allowing legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections.
“The council’s vote on this issue was supposed to happen back in August, but it was postponed due to threats made to council members over the proposal.
“It was a very contentious debate inside College Park City Hall as almost two dozen people signed up to speak on the matter during Tuesday night’s meeting.”
The debate ought to be contentious. In fact, every council member who voted in favor of this should be removed from office and replaced by someone who has some respect for our laws and his or her constituents.
We have this individual who argued in favor of the proposal: “‘The reality is allowing all people to vote in municipal elections is going to make College Park more inclusive, and that has been the history of voting rights expansion in the United States and what has happened in our neighbors in Maryland who have expanded voting rights to non-U.S. citizens,’ said Todd Larson, who is in favor of the proposal.”
In opposition, we have this: “‘Although you come up here and you say that there are hundreds of citizens and residents of College Park that are for this charter, I can tell you that there are thousands against it,’ said Beth DeBosky, who is against non-citizen voting. ‘Voting is a right of the citizens. It’s plain and clear. It’s constitutional. It’s also written at the state level and it also belongs at the local level.'”
Apparently, Ms. DeBosky is interested in the old-fashioned idea that laws were made to be followed, not massaged into whatever fits the currently popular social preferences.
It’s all very depressing.
Voting is one of the most sacred rights that Americans have. It is supposed to be one of the means by which we preserve our nation, its traditions, its laws, and what it stands for.
The problem is that much of the left hates America. This was obvious in its most grotesque form during the Obama administration. Anyone who observed the words and actions of that president, and even his wife, during his eight years cannot help but wonder whether there was ever any true love for America.
That was not always the case with Democrats. And it’s not the case with all of them now. But there is a strand of thinking that believes that much of the America created by our Constitution and Declaration of Independence is terribly flawed and must be changed at the most basic level.
The methods the left might employ to fundamentally change the place and project that is America seem irrelevant. Whatever works, use it. So their methods include running socialists/Marxists for office, appointing federal judges who have contempt for our laws, and importing aliens into our country and awarding them voting rights.
We have to do more than just “Make America Great Again” as important as that is. We have to save it.
Source: Fox News