An article in the Sunday (Aug. 24) New York Times addresses who can legally vote and on what levels. A similar article, much less wordy but still spot on, appeared in Monday’s edition (Aug. 25) of the MDJ.
Basically, people in Arizona and Kansas are affected as the issue now stands. Only folks who can prove citizenship may vote at all levels — local, district, state and federal. Those who cannot substantiate their legality may only vote for federal level candidates.
From my point of view — so far, so good. My question is, why allow undocumented people to vote at all?
As most of us in Georgia have already discovered, even getting a driver’s license renewed works as a great sieve for sifting out individuals who do not deserve to be here.
The rules in play in the two states mentioned, Arizona and Kansas, are now under consideration in a number of other states, including Georgia.
Bottom line: we should do everything in our power to see that our representatives are individuals with legal credentials supporting valid citizens.
People whose only stake in coming illegally into the U.S. of America is to make money should go home!
Melissa B. Anderson