Anyone Who Can Vote Madness Hits NYC Serving Up the Far Left Win: Goodwin

Routine definitions of the word “citizen” include such expressions as a “person who legally belongs to a country and has the rights and protections of that country” and a person “who is loyal to a government and entitled to protection from it”.

The common point is the transaction – a citizen gives something and gets something, just like the government.

One of those rights that universally distinguishes citizens from non-citizens is the right to vote. Unfortunately, we can now add that distinction to the garbage dump of history thanks to the war of the far left against the country’s culture and legal systems.

The New York City Council’s decision to allow more than 800,000 non-civil immigrants to vote in municipal elections is a turning point for the left’s goal of erasing norms and merit from American life.

In this case, the pact between rights and responsibilities is broken, leaving only the rights for the immigrants who have been relieved of all responsibilities towards the city and the remaining 8 million inhabitants.

Here 30 days? Okay

Under the measure, the only other requirement, in addition to meeting age and registration rules, is that the immigrants be either lawful permanent residents or authorized to work in the United States. In either case, they can vote from January after living in New York for only 30 consecutive days.

Yes, 30 days, which is the equivalent of a drive-by vote from people who have sworn allegiance to another nation.

There is no logic or legal argument for this unilateral measure, just the desire to destroy a reciprocal relationship. Under the ever flexible guise of ‘equality’, all differences must be erased.

Other examples of this new radicalism abound. The push to drop programs for gifted and talented people in public schools aims to end the recognition of special skills and efforts. As with entry trophies, all children are considered equally gifted and talented, so there is no need to have selective programs or schools.

Migrants illegally crossed the Rio Grande River, handcuffed and seated on the ground after being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol in La Joya, Texas, on March 28, 2021.
Migrants who just crossed the border a month ago are allowed to vote in the elections thanks to the city council.
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Another front opened by the left has been the goal of erasing the language that separates legal from illegal immigrants. While it remains an accurate description by law, it is considered an affront to their humanity to call people “illegal”.

That earlier argument now seems strange compared to the “open border” movement that is happening before our eyes as the Biden administration refuses to enforce immigration laws.

New York, of course, is doubly cursed, with new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg looking to erase many accolades in the criminal code. Bragg says he will not prosecute for quality-of-life crimes and most property crimes, and that he would limit charges that could involve jail time to murder, assault and a few other cases of violence.

Likewise, the implications of the council’s vote are so great that they, too, represent an unprecedented change. In comparison, consider that the 800,000 additional voters would be more than the 750,000 votes Eric Adams got in winning the mayoral election.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office plans not to prosecute vagrants, such as robberies.
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If even half of the non-citizen voters united to form a bloc, they could probably elect a slew of officials, from council to advocate to comptroller to mayor.

That’s not likely in the short term, but the possibility highlights the potential impact of simultaneously qualifying such a large number of new people.

Big Dem Advantage

The measure was sponsored by Ydanis Rodriguez, then a councilor and the city’s new Commissioner of Transport. In defending the measure, he said: “We build a stronger democracy when we involve the voices of immigrants.”

The problem is not immigrants’ right to express their views. For a fair and functioning democracy, large groups of voters cannot be entitled to the privileges of citizenship without the stake.

Otherwise, what’s the point of citizenship, a question future immigrants might ask themselves.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams
Mayor Eric Adams showed little concern about the city council’s vote to hand over political power to undocumented immigrants.
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The council’s vote last month was 33-14, which came just before the departure of the 35 limited-term members, including Rodriguez.

Mayor Adams initially suggested he opposed because the 30-day stay requirement was too short, but changed his mind after speaking with unnamed donors and letting the bill become law without signing it.

Like most supporters, he probably assumes that the new voters will vote Democratic, and therefore sees the measure practically as a guarantee that New York will never have a Republican mayor again.

In response, some Republicans have sued, alleging the measure violates the state constitution. They cite language in the constitution that grants voting rights to “every citizen” 18 years of age or older.

There are also practical problems. The council instructed the Electoral Council to “implement this new system, which includes developing a new registration form specifically for municipal voters and giving them the ability to sign up for a political party so they can vote in local primaries.”

How that would work and how the board would stop registered non-citizens from voting in state or national elections is unclear. One thing that is certain is that relying on the board to get a huge new responsibility right is a fool’s errand.

But maybe that’s the whole point. After all, anyone who cares about old ideas like citizenship and worries about the integrity of the vote is simply trying to deprive oppressed people of their “equal rights.”

Did I say that right?

Race has no place in life-saving decisions

The heroic New York firefighter on the right is Matt Zimpfer, and thank goodness he didn’t ask about the race or nationality of the baby he was rescuing.

FDNY firefighter Matt Zimpfer fearlessly rescued a baby amid a devastating fire in the Bronx.
FDNY firefighter Matt Zimpfer fearlessly rescued a baby amid a devastating fire in the Bronx.
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Zimpfer was one of 200 members of the FDNY who raced to the high-rises in The Bronx on Sunday. Seventeen people died, eight of them children.

Surely none of the Bravest cared about the color of those they saved or those they couldn’t. They save all lives equally.

But imagine if they didn’t. Imagine if police, firefighters, ambulance drivers and emergency room doctors and nurses adopted the same rules enforced by so-called health officials.

In a breathtaking development, federal, state and city agencies have announced that in some cases, non-whites should be given preference in COVID testing and treatment.

The Food and Drug Administration and city and state health authorities justify this discrimination on the basis of past inequality claims or special health issues. But skin color is not a medical condition and it is not science to base medical decisions on.

It’s racism. And if Matt Zimpfer had gone down that raunchy path, the Bronx baby he saved would be dead

QB scores high with ‘dog advice’

Words to live up to come from Stetson Bennett IV, the often ridiculous quarterback of the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

After leading his team to victory over Alabama in the national championship game, Bennett was asked on TV what his triumph meant for the little man who went against all odds. After saying he hopes it encourages them, he added: “Shut up, work hard. Life is hard. Work through it.”

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