Skip to comments.ACLU Opposes Iowa Effort to Bar Non-citizen Voting (Satire)
Posted on 01/07/2013 9:03:51 AM PST by John Semmens
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultzs effort to combat illegal voting by requiring those listed on the States licensed driver rolls as non-citizens to show proof of eligibility is being opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Schultz argues that existing laws mandating that only citizens may vote is all the statutory authority he needs. It is my responsibility as Secretary of State to protect the integrity of the ballot, he said. If I have reasonable groundslike the information on our driver license rollsto believe that someone registered to vote is not eligible it is my duty to take action.
For its part, the ACLU rejects Schultzs argument. It is our contention that there is no specific legislative authority for this action, complained ACLU spokesman Bertram Petty. Nowhere under current law does it say the Secretary of State can request that a person listed as a non-citizen on one database be asked about his eligibility to be on another completely separate and different list.
Secondly, beyond the legal technicalities issue, there is the question of human rights, Petty added. We maintain that voting is a human right that cannot be withheld from anyone for any reason. Therefore, even if Schultz could conclusively prove that a registered voter is not a citizen, removing that person from the rolls would be a violation of that persons human rights.
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Could there be clearer demonstration of the fact that the ACLU is not about civil liberty, but all about undermining the continuity of American ethnic culture?!
To better understand the role of the ACLU in the war on our future, see Leftwing Word Games & The First Amendment.
For the ACLU fit in the general constellation of the Left, see Myths & Myth Makers.
We need to classify they ACLU as a criminal communist organization