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Best weapon

January 14, 2012
Morning Journal News

Editor:

I hear of a possible movement to allow the 8 million illegals in this country the privilege of voting. How this rumor got started I have no idea, but it would appear that some people would go to any length to win an election. However, we have laws governing who can vote in local and national elections.

In order to vote in a federal election (for president) the law states one must be at least 18 years of age, be able to show proof of U.S. citizenship, show proof of residence for at least 30 days and not be convicted of a felony.

"The state where you reside determines the requirements needed to vote. Most states require you be a U.S. citizen." This statement does not define whether proof of citizenship is required for all elections.

I know of only two ways one can become a U.S. citizen. You must be born on U.S. soil, or through the naturalization process. I find it disturbing that I seldom hear the word naturalize. I wonder how we're going to naturalize 8 million illegal immigrants? The fraud and the intimidation that accrued at the voting poles during the last election will be a drop in the bucket compared to what we can expect this coming national election. Obama has the backing of one of the richest men in the world who happens to be a renowned socialist.

We the people have only one weapon to fight the oncoming battle and that is our vote. The vote, fragile as it may seem, if used with foresight and common sense has the power to move mountains. It is the glue that has kept this republic together for 200 years. We need to protect it from those who would abuse or miss use it.

Leon White

Columbiana

 
 

 

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