I was surfing the web this morning and came across this “proposal” on Fox News.
(Slight tangent here — for the rabid liberal who thinks anything on Fox News is an outright lie, feel free to look at this from a local Connecticut CBS affiliate or this from the New Haven Independent.)
Now, back to the topic at hand. From the Fox News article:
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, a Democrat, said on Tuesday that illegal immigrants pay taxes indirectly through rent and send their children to local schools — and therefore should be able to vote. The proposal would also lead to a more engaged community, he said.
Only a liberal would think that this makes sense. An illegal immigrant should have the right to vote because pays taxes through their rent and sends their children to local schools.
Where do we begin?
Let’s start with the fact that they are ILLEGAL immigrants. That alone makes them a criminal! They broke American immigration law to come here in the first place. Now, this liberal Democrat wants to reward criminal behavior.
A person who has been confined to a federal or state correctional institution, correctional facility, or community residence can have his/her voting rights restored by submitting written proof to a city/town Registrar of Voters or other admitting official of their discharge from confinement and, if applicable, parole. Any fines that were charged in conjunction with the felony conviction must also be paid. The Department of Correction (which can supply a release letter) and the Office of Adult Probation are responsible for notifying people of their rights to apply for voter registration. Release letters can be obtained from a regional office of the Court Support Services Division. Also, anyone who has been convicted of a felony after January 1, 2002 and has been sentenced to probation, not sentenced to confinement in an institution, is able to register to vote. He/She will not lose their right to vote if they are already registered.
And this is how we treat American criminals. They have to jump through multiple hoops to have their voting rights RESTORED. Translation — when you are convicted of a crime in Connecticut, you lose your right to vote for as long as you are incarcerated.
But only to a liberal does treating criminal aliens better than Americans — much less American criminals — make sense. Only to a liberal does proposing that American law NOT apply to criminal aliens make sense.
Because if Connecticut treated illegal aliens like the criminals they are and locked them up like they would American criminals (since they seem unwilling to deport them), then they would not be eligible to vote according to the same law.
A person who is currently confined to a correctional institution or facility or to a community residence is not eligible to have his/her voting rights restored. Also, anyone who is on parole or who has been convicted of election law violations is not eligible to register to vote.
So, in English, since the illegal immigrants are criminals — and could be convicted of a criminal offense in absentia — they are not eligible to vote under Connecticut law.
But only to a liberal does that NOT make sense!