The only reason politicians want to give non-American citizens the right to vote is so that those non-citizens will vote for those politicians. This goes for both political parties. Unfortunately, the establishments of both parties pander to immigrants and those who haven’t gone through the processes to become American citizens. They’re just trying to buy votes. The political process has become a game, the object of which is to own all the demographic groups: women, Blacks, Latinos, the youth, the elderly, military members, evangelicals, etc. Whichever party promises more free stuff for each group usually wins that group’s votes.
In D.C., they want to make it lawful for non-citizens to vote in their local elections. They won’t be allowed to vote in national elections (which won’t stop them from trying), but they’ll be able to have a voice in who “represents” them in D.C. The Daily Caller reported:
“These are residents who are well on their paths to citizenship,” Councilman David Grosso said. “Unfortunately not all of our residents have a say in the politicians who are elected to represent them.”
The bill would allow permanent residents in the city who are not American citizens to vote in elections for mayor, city council, the attorney general and State Board of Education members, among other things.
“They are our neighbors and our friends and they want to see our city flourish, yet they have no say in how the city’s government is run,” said Councilwoman Elissa Silverman.
Silverman went on to say that nearly one in eight D.C. citizens are immigrants, but only about 30 percent of them are American citizens, and that “all long-term residents of a city should have a right to have a choice in who represents them.”
“This speaks to the fundamental fairness and justice of our democracy, and in particular our local democracy,” Councilman Charles Allen added.
Of course they have no say. That’s the way it should be. They’re not citizens.
But the rule of law doesn’t really mean anything anymore. All these D.C. politicians care about is garnering more votes by offering free stuff. They’re in effect asking these non-citizens, “Hey, if we make it so that you can vote, would you vote for us and make sure we stay in office? If you vote for us, we promise that all your wildest dreams will come true.” And most of these non-citizens will vote for the Democrats.