New York City recently passed legislation allowing certain non-citizens to vote in its local elections. Although New York City is not the only local government allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections, its enactment of the law has caught the attention of the national media.

Given the flurry of laws recently enacted by Georgia, Texas, and other states limiting the rights of actual citizens to vote, it is certain that conservatives across the nation will use New York City’s law as an example of left-wing liberalism designed to give the country away to foreigners.

While a valid argument may be made that the right to vote is a sacred right which should be reserved to citizens of the United States, the Supreme Court of the United States has already opened the door to foreign control of our government.

In 2010, a conservative majority of the Court handed foreigners a tool whereby they can govern by proxy. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the court inexplicably granted First Amendment rights to corporations, which are nothing more than pieces of paper known as “artificial persons.”

As a result of the decision in Citizens United, a “super PAC” is allowed to collect and spend an unlimited amount of money to campaign for or against a candidate so long as it does not contribute the money directly to the candidate. The practical effect of the rule is that non-citizens can and do use super PACs to pour billions of dollars into advertising in order to influence elections.

The effect of Citizens United has been to concentrate political power into fewer and fewer hands. For example, in the 2018 election cycle, the top 100 donors contributed more than three-fourths of the money used by super PACs to support or to oppose candidates.

If you are wondering why 150 members of Congress voted on Jan. 6, 2020, to overthrow a valid presidential election, look to Citizens United.

If you are wondering why a demagogue such as Donald Trump can beat politicians into submission, look to Citizens United.

If you are wondering why Republicans who were originally disgusted at the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2020, now speak out of the other sides of their mouths, look to Citizens United.

If you are concerned that the flood of lies about the validity of the 2020 presidential election are taking root in the minds of the Republican Party, look to Citizens United.

The question that we need to be asking as we consider the rights of non-citizens to vote in local elections is whether or not non-citizens should be allowed to vote by proxy through the unlimited use of billions of dollars of super PAC money.

We are at a fork in the road for our form of government. A dictator is waiting in the wings to take control, and the fumbling Democrats are playing right into his hands.

Rest assured that super PACs donors will take full advantage of the situation. They are ready, willing, and able to mold our country to suit their needs, regardless of the effects on our individual rights.

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