It is a point that has been made by conservative and Republican critics for decades: The reason that Democrats won’t do anything to stop illegal immigration is because they hope to benefit from it at the ballot box.
New York City has taken a huge step towards vindicating every intelligent political observer that has made such an argument by allowing over 800,000 non-citizens to vote in local elections.
“I believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation,” Adams said in a statement on Saturday.
Mayor Adams said that while I “had some concerns about one aspect of the bill, I had a productive dialogue with my colleagues in government that put those concerns at ease.”
“I believe allowing the legislation to be enacted is by far the best choice, and look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process,” he added.
Axios reported on the development, while soft-peddling the fact that Adams had lied during his campaign by posing as a “moderate.”
“Adams initially expressed concern over the legislation, which the City Council approved a month ago, but the Democratic governor ultimately supported the measure and allowed his 30-day time limit to veto the bill to expire, according to AP,” Axios reported. “If the implementation is not curtailed by a judge, New York City will become the first major city in the country to extend voting rights to noncitizens, per AP.”
So, even Axios is being dishonest about the language surrounding “voting rights,” which now apparently belongs to every human being on the planet, whether or not they are a U.S. citizen.
It is no longer a ‘conspiracy theory’ by right-wing pundits that the Democratic Party has pursued lawless and reckless policies to benefit from immigration policies. It is a fact. New York City just proved it.
Every nation has the right to define who belongs to its political community based on civic norms and legal requirements. The Democratic Party shows that it doesn’t care about the U.S.’ system of Constitutionally limited government by allowing anyone to belong to the election system, regardless of whether or not they share the nation’s values and core beliefs.
As long as the Democratic Party benefits politically, that is considered to be acceptable practice. Needless to say, every judicial, electoral, and civil means of stopping this affront to America’s election integrity should be on the table.
OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion.