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Bill Proposed To Allow Voting Without US Citizenship

Once upon a time, there was a saying "no taxation without representation." Well, in America's transition to an utopia of French or even Venezuelan caliber, for half the population taxation became an anachronism from a bygone era, which in turn meant that representation likewise lost its charm. However, in order to preserve a political system in which the votes of the many are bought with the money of the few or, as the case may be these days, with money printed out of thin air by the Federal Reserve, there was one bureaucratic hurdle: one still needed a US passport in order to vote. However if a newly introduced bill in Washington D.C. passes, one won't even need to be a citizen in order to vote in local elections.

According to the Washington Times, the Local Resident Voting Rights Act of 2015 would allow D.C. residents who are not U.S. citizens but meet the federal definition of having permanent residency status to cast ballots in local elections, including races for mayor and the D.C. Council as well as initiatives and charter referendums. D.C. Council member David Grosso, at-large independent, introduced the legislation Tuesday.

In a statement announcing the introduction of the bill, Mr. Grosso cited statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau that indicate the District is home to nearly 54,000 foreign-born residents who are not naturalized U.S. citizens.

 

“These are taxpayers who should have the opportunity to have their voices heard in local elections,” he said.

 

Similar bills were unsuccessfully introduced in 2013 by Mr. Grosso, and in 2004 by then-D.C. Council member Jim Graham.

 

Neighboring Takoma Park also allows non-U.S. citizens to vote in local elections.

So first one just has to be a permanent resident, then how long until that is diluted to "just a resident", whether legal or illegal. And finally, how long until even illegal immigrant are allowed to vote for president? After all, that would be the endgame for any administration that believes it can buy votes by the million for pennies on the dollar. Thus, ideally, votes of illegal immigrants. Those come cheap.

Seen in this light, Obama's recent "immigration reform" granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants suddenly makes all the sense in the world.