"Born Elsewhere, Made In America"
Sometimes I wonder if I didn’t fall asleep like Rip Van Winkle twenty years ago and have suddenly woken up in some sort of alternate reality where common sense is barely more than a quaint old fashioned idea. In a move which demands strong action by the US DOJ, the State of California has decided to ignore the 14th and 15th Amendments of the US Constitution and allow non-citizen, criminal trespassers to vote. In case you’re not familiar with the specific language of the 15th Amendment prohibiting such a measure, here you go:
“Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Futhermore; “Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” Please note it says the right of CITIZENS..! Non-citizens, criminal trespassers or not, are simply NOT eligible to vote in these United States of America any more than you or I would be eligible to vote in their home country.
I am not a lawyer and don’t pretend to be, but I can read and reason, and it is abundantly clear what Gov. Brown and the legislature of CA are attempting. By intentionally ignoring the US Constitution in this matter, they are attempting to establish some sort of illicit precedent which will be attempted in other states if the measure is not reversed. The ultimate purpose of which is most certainly to create a dependable new voting bloc for their political party.
Sadly, there are measures being bandied about in Congress which will ultimately result in expanding that same voting bloc. Such items as pathways to citizenship via military service and the attempts to perpetually extend the “Temporary Protected Status” program for Haitians and others with little to no skills and therefore increase the strain on already over-burdened resources.
All of this is done in a quest for political power without a care as to the negative impact on our nation. It is way past time to fix and control every aspect of our broken immigration system, not only for the economic burden, but also as a matter of National Security. It saddens me to no end that my own representative in Congress supports any, let alone several such initiatives; especially given that he knows very well that the majority of the constituents in the district adamantly oppose such measures. Click below left for the rest of the story...