Friday, May 10, 2013

New York Could Be America's First City To Let Non-Citizens Vote

Please. Yes.

Josh Marshall
What New York is proposing isn’t unprecedented. And to the extent that large numbers of people who’ve basically become Americans and are making their life here cannot participate in our politics, I understand some of the motivation. Indeed, this is why keeping the doors open to citizenship is so important. But I don’t really want anything that blurs the lines of the political community we all (those of us who are American citizens) participate in. And to me, this does that.
 "I'm not asking Israel to be Utopian"

International cities should be international, and immigrants to understand America more than Americans do.  But immigrants in NY socialize with each other, across ethnicities, while avoiding Americans.

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