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08.03.2021 0

Progressives: Non-Citizens Should Vote

A guest columnist for the New York Times claims there is no good reason you should have to be a citizen to vote. With today’s ALG Minute, I’m Catherine Mortensen. The column is part of a series exploring – quote – bold ideas to revitalize and renew the American experiment. Atossa Araxia Abrahamian wants to grant permanent legal residents the right to vote because she said they contribute as much to the country as any natural-born citizen. Abrahamian writes that people with green cards, work visas, and those who arrived in the country as children and are still waiting for permanent papers should all be able to vote. But voting is a privilege tied to citizenship. I’ve seen the citizenship documents of one of my ancestors who came here from Austria. As a condition for becoming a U.S. citizen he had to renounce allegiance to the Austrian emperor. And he did. Today’s liberals are advocating for a borderless world in which citizenship means nothing. If you agree, check us out at the

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