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    Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    An interesting portent of our times...

    http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/33...troduction.pdf


    The DC city council has issued a bill that would allow non-citizens to vote in Washington D.C., for local elections. Should this be allowed? Vote in the poll.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Literally, I can not see a single argument for allowing non-citizens of the United States to vote in our elections. I do however believe that immigrants that legally obtain citizenship should have every single right to vote.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Literally, I can not see a single argument for allowing non-citizens of the United States to vote in our elections. I do however believe that immigrants that legally obtain citizenship should have every single right to vote.
    I can. Because non-citizens arent necessarily here illegally. We invite and accept lots of immigrant people here to the US, and local elections (as well as national) may affect them. And arent legal immigrants taxed as well? They pay sales tax and have $$ taken out of their checks, etc.

    I'm not saying I agree but to me, that's a legitimate reason.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Hell no. They can vote when they become citizens and have a vested and permanent interest here. Until then, they are our guests and nothing more.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    No, if you're not a citizen, you don't get to vote.

    If they want to vote, become a citizen.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Yes, but only if they have lived (without interruption and legally, taxpaying and everything) for a minimum of 5 years. Then you can choose to give them that right. But not before 5 years are past or if they have lived in the US illegally.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Yes, but only if they have lived (without interruption and legally, taxpaying and everything) for a minimum of 5 years. Then you can choose to give them that right. But not before 5 years are past or if they have lived in the US illegally.
    Unless they become a citizen beforehand. Then they gain all rights of citizens
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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    Unless they become a citizen beforehand. Then they gain all rights of citizens
    Of course, but this poll was about non-citizens. If they legally obtain citizenship they must be treated like any other American citizen.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Of course, but this poll was about non-citizens. If they legally obtain citizenship they must be treated like any other American citizen.
    How long does it take to obtain citizenship anyway? I'm a natural born citizen so I never had to go through that rigmarole
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    How long does it take to obtain citizenship anyway? I'm a natural born citizen so I never had to go through that rigmarole
    I am Dutch, I have no idea whatsoever
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