With the midterm elections fast approaching, voting is on many people’s minds. But the question is: Who should be able to vote? You’d think the answer to that would be pretty clear cut, but as is true with so many issues these days, there are vastly differing opinions.
So an interviewer took to the streets of San Francisco to try to find out more about voting, and specifically whether people walking down the street thought illegals should be able to vote. The answers were revealing and shocking. The video of the interviews was uploaded by Prager U.
One woman, when asked whether illegals should be able to vote, said this:
“You know, I feel like people that are living here, anyone, illegal or not, has a right in their opinion. You know, I don’t know too exact the topic, but I do feel like everyone has a right to vote.”
Everyone may have the right to their opinion, but that is vastly different from having the right to shape public policy. Not everyone has a right to vote. Everyone should know that. That woman needs to study the U.S. Constituion, which clearly spells out voting rights.
Here’s how another interview went:
The interviewer asked a woman on the street “Do you think illegal aliens in this country, illegal immigrants, should they be allowed to vote?”
The woman replied, “I don’t believe that people are illegal, so yes.”
The interviewer then asked, “Do you think it’s fair, even if they don’t pay into the system, the tax system, they should still be allowed to vote on candidates?”
And to that, the woman said “I haven’t paid taxes since 2014 and I still vote, so yes.”
There’s so much to be said about the woman’s comments. For one, yes, people who are in the country illegally, based on our country’s laws, are logically considered to be “illegal” aliens or immigrants.
For another, if people are not participating in our country, whether through citizenship, or paying taxes, or anything else, why should the be able to vote? Voting is a right, which is given to citizens of the United States in the U.S. Constitution. Thus, someone who is in the country illegally and who is not a citizen does not have the right to vote. We do have laws in the U.S. and we should abide by them.
Some of the same people who have been ranting and raving for a long time, claiming Russia interfered with the U.S. elections, are likely some of the same people who believe it’s fine for people who are in the U.S. illegally to vote and interfere with U.S. elections. That is a completely inconsistent thought process.
Here’s another angle to ponder — what if an American traveled or moved to Canada, or France, or Israel, or Japan, or any other country? Would that person expect to given the right and ability to vote by that country? Would any of those countries give a noncitizen the right to vote? Likely not. So why should people who are in the United States not as citizens but as guests of some type be given the ability to vote? It makes no sense.
It’s shocking how uninformed so many people are about basic issues like voting rights, if the snapshot provided by the “person on the street” interviews in the PragerU video is any indication. Americans need to become much more educated about basics like the U.S. Constitution and voting.
See the video for yourself below.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter