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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #10 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 6:57am
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robth wrote on Mar 9th, 2019 at 9:22pm:
You're just hoping for more ignorant voters who will become democrats.

Shouldn't he be. He's a socialist. So it wouldn't make much sense if he was hoping for that.
  

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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #11 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:08am
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“Alien suffrage was quite common during the nineteenth century, coming to a peak in 1875 when twenty-two states and territories granted aliens the right to vote.”237 That ended in the 1920s, at which point all states required citizenship as a condition to voter eligibility.238 Today, every state prohibits noncitizens from voting in federal elections.239 Federal law, too, prohibits aliens from voting in federal elections.240 There are, however, jurisdictions that allow,241 or seek to allow,242 noncitizens to vote in local elections. And as resident aliens have a significant interest in the locales where they reside, and are subject to other political obligations like taxation, there have been particularly strong arguments in favor of extending suffrage to at least a set of them.243

http://joshblackman.com/blog/2013/05/09/does-the-u-s-constitution-allow-non-citi...
  

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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #12 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:13am
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Since enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, federal law has prohibited noncitizens from voting in federal elections, punishing them by fines, imprisonment, inadmissibility and deportation.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_foreigners_to_vote_in_the_United_States
  

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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
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Abe wrote on Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:13am:
Since enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, federal law has prohibited noncitizens from voting in federal elections, punishing them by fines, imprisonment, inadmissibility and deportation.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_foreigners_to_vote_in_the_United_States


The place they voted at should be fined and people should be fired.
  

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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #14 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:33am
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JohnnyBLate wrote on Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:24am:
The place they voted at should be fined and people should be fired.


Up to the Feds to enforce it but we see what happens when they do try to enforce laws on the books. The left runs off to the 9th Circuit Circus and gets their wishes granted nearly every time.
  

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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #15 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:35am
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TowardLiberty wrote on Mar 9th, 2019 at 4:44pm:
I really like Justin Amash. And I have to admit ^ this history is news to me.

But it makes sense if you think about it. Residents are subject to the laws of the US, so why not let them have a say?

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The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens



For now, U.S. Law does require you to be a citizen to vote in U.S. elections


So... what is your point?
  

All throughout our American history, world history, "ordinary people can do extraordinary things"


un·known quan·ti·ty
noun
a person or thing whose nature, value, or significance cannot be determined or is not yet known.
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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #16 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:53am
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Rather they debate can they or not, I'd like to hear the advantage to other voters in letting someone who has no skin in the game...vote.

Look at this way in a very simplistic form. Two family home. First floor family takes a family vote on where to go on vacation.  Do we ask the second floor tenants who are a residents of the house to vote? Of course not. Same premise. They are voting on something they should have no say in.  Cool



Now laugh at the example but it perfectly states the case trying to be made here for allowing them to vote.
  

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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #17 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 8:43am
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TowardLiberty wrote on Mar 9th, 2019 at 4:44pm:
I really like Justin Amash. And I have to admit ^ this history is news to me.

But it makes sense if you think about it. Residents are subject to the laws of the US, so why not let them have a say?


I enjoy arguing about the "right" to vote.

There is no right to vote.  That's the crazy straw man so many people push.

Who can vote in each state is literally just who each state decides can vote. 

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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #18 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 9:03am
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TowardLiberty wrote on Mar 9th, 2019 at 4:44pm:
I really like Justin Amash. And I have to admit ^ this history is news to me.

But it makes sense if you think about it. Residents are subject to the laws of the US, so why not let them have a say?



And just think, me thinks your state of Texas would be even more collective if they get the right to vote  Wink

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Go team! Wink
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All throughout our American history, world history, "ordinary people can do extraordinary things"


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Re: The Constitution does not require voters to be U.S. citizens
Reply #19 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 10:51am
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Democrats were all about HOPE & CHANGE when they voted for Barak Obama.

I HOPE & PRAY the Dems actually run on their policies of eliminating ICE, Open Borders and allowing illegal aliens (Pelosi is now calling "newcomers) to vote.  Along with their Green New Deal and their other radical Socialist policies, this will be a historic election.

The American people ought to clearly see what they are voting for and then make their choice.

It wasn't long ago that the Media and the other Democrats mocked Conservatives when we said that the reason they are for open borders is simply to get their votes as millions of illegals flood across our southern border.
  

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