Skip to comments.Proposal To Let Illegals Vote Sparks Outrage
Posted on 04/10/2009 9:35:41 PM PDT by Chet 99
Apr 9, 2009 7:15 pm US/Eastern
Proposal To Let Illegals Vote Sparks Outrage
A Framingham representative admits her idea to allow illegal immigrants to vote in town elections is controversial.
Rep. Pam Richardson pitched the idea to fellow democrats in a meeting. But when word hit the Internet the angry calls started coming.
Now Richardson is doing some damage control.
"Its probably not likely I will push for this," she said.
Richardson admits she is backing off.
She floated the idea in a meeting with democrats over their state party platform. She said let illegal immigrants vote locally and they will be better neighbors.
"You want people who live in your community to feel they are part of the community," she said.
Where she lives in Framingham many places don't even have English on the menu.
"People are here paying taxes, and they shouldn't be treated differently than other people," one person told WBZ.
But those aren't the calls Richardson is fielding after the video hit YouTube.
"It's a terrible idea," one man said. "I think our representatives are insane."
"If you are a citizen of this country you have a say in what goes on," a woman said. "If you don't become a citizen you shouldn't have that right."
The anger is overwhelming Richardson's office, and what she thought was a cutting edge idea is now apparently dead.
"It takes an unselfish act to stick you neck out and say something when you realize politically it's potentially going to be a negative," Richardson said.
Richardson tells WBZ she will wait a few weeks to gather more community input. The state democrats meet in June where she would pitch her idea if she chooses to do so.
The fact that they could be reliably expected to vote Democrat had absolutely nothing to do with her brainstorm at all. Right?
Well, that’s one reason not to let aliens vote...
Thanks for the picture... now I know what a crazy woman looks like.. :-)
More ACORN action.
I am so ignorant about these things....so, how can she push for this legislation...wouldn’t it have to be a constitutional amendment?
we’re in trouble. What a twit.
Dems WANT illegals to vote. They know they will have their votes and thusly the Dems will be much more difficult to beat. Dems have no conscience.
In other words she threw it out there, to see if she can get over and get the illegal vote. Do any of these people even care about America anymore?
Wow. One man is right!
Did they need a constitutional ammendment to ban “assault” rifles?
Somebody recall this stupid SOB before she hurts someone.
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