Boston is thinking about letting foreigners vote in local elections. This is obviously completely insane. If you let foreigners vote at any level, how can you have any control over the affairs of your nation?
Non-U.S. citizens living in the country legally may one day be allowed to vote in Boston elections.
The City Council is holding a hearing Tuesday on the idea at the request of Council President Andrea Campbell. The council is considering ways to make city elections more inclusive, including allowing immigrants with legal status in the country the right to vote in municipal races.
That could include legal permanent residents, visa holders and those on Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Campbell’s order for a hearing says Boston has more than 190,000 foreign-born residents, which represents 28 percent of the city population. It also says non-U.S. citizens paid $116 million in state and local taxes and generated over $3.4 billion in spending according to a 2015 city report.
If foreigners want to have a say in the American political system at any level, the least they could do is become a citizen. I could never imagine myself as an American, moving to a foreign country and thinking that I’d have the right to vote or have say in the affairs of that nation. Unless of course, I went through the citizenship process as defined by that country.
We already let far too many individuals vote as is. It’s bad enough that women, kikes, blacks and spics are allowed to vote. It’s one of the main reasons why America is such a fucked up place now.