Aliens have NO allegiance to this country.
An allegiance is a duty of fidelity said to be owed by a subject or a citizen to his/her state or sovereign.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegiance>
Sovereignty is in question if Aliens have those privileges.
Democrats have long participated in VOTER FRAUD. One only needs to look to programs like ACORN.
This is outright a call for TREASON.
How can Americans relinquish their rights like this?
With CZARS that have been placed that allow the EXECUTIVE power to circumvent the representatives of the people and NOW the ABDICATION of local control, the people who are the legal citizens of this land will no longer be citizens of this country. We will become the INDIANS who are currently existing in NAME only.
The people will VOTE to have more people VOTE, that have no allegiance, will quickly find out that they will vote AGAINST THEM. The people who vote will have no NEED for a FUTURE. This is the beauty of allegiance. It shows people that they care and think about what would be best for today and the future. The illegal has no allegiance to the FUTURE as it pertains to YOU, the legal voter, because they may leave at any time whether by choice or force.
This is a SAD day. OUR representatives are so power hungry for the immediate position that they would allow the treasonous act of diminishing our sovereignty to this extent. This is a fact that needs to be considered and examined by the people. This idea should come under scrutiny and be treated as a potential breach of our POLITICAL system by foreign INFILTRATION.
Our right to VOTE is a SACRED right. It is not something that should be GIVEN away. It should be guarded and pure.
By ELISE FOLEY 10/22/10 3:01 PM
There are about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, many of whom have children in public schools and pay property and sales taxes. They can’t vote in federal elections or in most municipal elections, but they can volunteer for campaigns and canvass for causes they support.
<How do they know? They are ILLEGAL. I believe that if they have that number as an official number, then the real number is probably more like 33 million. >
The Washington Post has an article today on efforts by OneAmerica Votes, an arm of the large immigrant rights organization OneAmerica, to get immigrants involved in the election. Non-citizens — both undocumented immigrants and legal residents — are canvassing for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) in support of comprehensive immigration reform:
Pramila Jayapal, head of OneAmerica Votes, says the campaign is about empowering immigrants who may not feel like they can contribute to a campaign because they can’t vote.
“Immigrants really do matter,” Jayapal said. “If we can’t vote ourselves, we’re gonna knock on doors, or get family members to vote.”
So far the illegal immigrants going door-to-door aren’t meeting opposition. Craig Keller, an organizer for Respect WA, a group pushing for stricter immigration law in the Washington, said he doesn’t mind illegal immigrants volunteering for vote drives, he just wants to make sure mistakes on the voter rolls don’t allow them to vote.
“Anybody can go out and wave a sign, but when it comes to who’s making the choices, there’s no question they need to be citizens,” Keller said.
As I reported today, voters in two cities will decide on Nov. 2 whether to allow non-citizens to vote in certain elections. In Portland, Maine, a ballot question could allow legal immigrants who have not yet obtained citizenship to vote in municipal elections. In San Francisco, a proposition would allow all parents of public school students to vote in school elections regardless of their legal status.
Supporters argue the efforts are about fairness: Immigrants pay taxes, so they should be able to have a say in government. It’s not unprecedented: Chicago allows all parents to vote in its school elections, and six Maryland cities allow legal immigrants to vote in municipal elections. Early in the country’s history, non-citizens could vote in nearly every state.
<Illegals pay SOME taxes. However, they also receive the majority of the services. Healthcare and education is FREE. They DON’T pay INCOME TAXES for either STATE or Federal. I would love to pay only SALES TAX and maybe some other incidental taxes. Meanwhile, the Illegal Mexicans -and legal ones- get SPANISH language EDUCATION for their kids. I don’t get Russian —- and I PAY the bloody school taxes and INCOME taxes. Yet my kid is DENIED entry to pre – K (I was told that the only public pre K was for “English as a second language” –my kid had the wrong LANGUAGE. The preferential treatment was for Spanish speakers ONLY. That is DISCRIMINATION. ) MY country, which I served, Discriminates against ME.>
But opponents of the measures argue the right to vote should be restricted to citizens, claiming to do otherwise would disincentivize gaining citizenship for legal residents. “It’s silly not to require that formal step of marrying America instead of just shacking up,” Mark Krikorian, executive director of the pro-enforcement Center for American Studies.
Stanley Renshon, also of the Center for Immigration Studies, made a similar point in a post about the OneAmerica canvassing effort:
What’s wrong with illegal immigrants taking part in the political process by trying to convince others to vote for pro-legalization candidates? Legally, as noted, nothing; ethically a great deal. […]
They have no legal standing as members of the American national community and no moral standing, either, since they are present only by virtue of their own decision to violate American immigration laws.
Renshon is right about at least the legality of the issue: Immigrants have every right to participate in campaigns. If the ballot initiatives pass in San Francisco and Portland, Maine, they will also legally be allowed to vote.