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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Making Sure Only Citizens Vote

What a concept.

Source: WEBCommentary

During the pro-illegal alien rallies in cities across the US last Spring, activists were hard at work registering illegal aliens to vote as Democrats. In New York, a city that doesn't require proof of citizenship to vote, activists registered tens of thousands of illegal aliens during a huge demonstration in Manhattan. News reporters on the scene ignored the illegal voter registration, preferring to give Americans a distorted view of the illegal alien issue.

Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus in the US House of Representative, declared in a press statement that he introduced a bill that would penalize states which refuse to require proof of US citizenship before someone is allowed to vote in federal elections.

Under the Voter Integrity Protection Act (VIP Act), states would need to see a valid photo ID proving US Citizenship for voting or those states would have their federal highway funding cut by as much as 40 percent, according to the Tancredo statement.
Jake posted on the introduction of the bill here, but the subject just plain deserves another few words -- including DUH, D'OH, and FOR GOD'S SAKE!

I know, I know. The whiny liberals (who are the jackasses stumbling over themselves to register illegals, for cryin' out loud) will cry about how it's not fair to require that people prove their citizenship because they might not be able to af-fooooooooord it.

The bill also provides funding to make free photo identifications available in order to avoid any challenges based on the 24th Amendment’s prohibition of poll taxes, which would take away the rationale for activist judges to overturn state laws requiring voter identification.
OK, that's taken care of.

Now, why would anyone in their right mind object to making sure that non-citizens (and especially those who are in the country ILLEGALLY) don't vote. Oopsie. Did I say in their right mind? I guess I answered my own #$&@! question.

Voting is a right, a privilege, and a responsibility that comes with citizenship. But then if you don't value citizenship and this country in the first place, I guess you just wouldn't get it.

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