Arizona Says, “Vote Here – No Citizenship Required!”

illegal_aliens_vote_democratLiving in a state where being a citizen almost feels like a crime, is disheartening.

Living in a country where illegals are valued more than birth righted or a naturalized citizens is frightening.

American Express had the right idea years ago when they used the tagline, “Membership has its privileges”.   America used to be the same way, ‘Citizenship had its privileges’, until now.

With the recent 7-2 Supreme Court decision determining it is unconstitutional for the state of Arizona to require (“demand”) proof of citizenship from people registering to vote, this action taints the value of a citizen’s right to vote.  If states are not willing to risk an applicant truthfully answering the voter registration question regarding citizenship, it will have to pursue the issue through a federal approval by the Election Assistance Commission or court approval, to ask for proof of citizenship.

No one in the state of Arizona is trying to keep those who aren’t able to easily complete forms or go to federal voting offices from voting.  The state is attempting to prevent individuals who are not citizens and do not have the privilege of voting, in any election, from going to the ballot box to cast a vote.

Making it easy and accessible for people who are not citizens of America to vote undermines our election process.  When did America lose its integrity? Government officials have become so consumed with meeting their own plan, they are leaving the Constitution behind.

Individuals who support non-citizens or those who are living in our country illegally to vote, are obviously only concerned with pushing their agenda.  Respect for the law and our constitution is no longer a part of an elected official’s mindset.

Constitutional rights still need to be fought for desperately. The American way is, for citizens, to be willing to give our life for these rights and freedoms.  We have given lives throughout the history of our Republic, for the sake of our citizens, born in the country or legally naturalized.  We paid these high prices of liberty for those individuals who have done what it takes to be a citizen, not for those who stole a spot in the land of freedom.

Many of us who were legally born in this country are products of immigrants.  Immigrants who worked hard to pay the fare of the boat trip to land on our shores from faraway places.  Are there stowaways in all our heritages?  Probably.  But those who came before us wanted to be true, complete Americans.  Therefore, because of their drive for the American dream, they became naturalized, legally.


Individuals, who seek freedom by entering our land illegally, may be viewed by some as courageous because of the circumstances they overcame to get here.  But if we are truthful in what they have done, we should all be able to admit, their illegal entrance into our country, is not much different than someone illegally entering our homes.  Just because some of us might want to go or be somewhere, we can’t just sneak in and expect to be given all of the rights someone should be granted, who is legally in that place.  This includes the right to vote.

If you don’t own stock in a company, you can’t vote at the stockholder’s meeting.  Plain and simple.

Amnesty, drivers licenses for illegals, voting rights for illegals, the list continues.  Some liberals believe illegals, based on how long they have lived in America, should be given the same rights as citizens.  Rights for legal citizens shouldn’t be treated like a kid’s sports club in today’s world. Everyone gets a trophy.  Don’t make someone feel like they don’t belong, give everyone something for participating that season.

Based on pity (and laziness of not seeking out those who entered the country illegally), we are considering the naturalization of millions, just to remedy the current problem of illegal immigration.

The benefit for liberals and RINO’s, of voters not having to show proof of citizenship for voter registrations, will be 11million new voters.

In 2010, more than 10.6 million Mexican immigrants, ages 18 and older, were in the United States.  Information from the Migration Policy Institute stated, approximately three quarters of Mexican adults who lived in the U.S. in 2010, were non-U.S. citizens.

Nina Perales, the vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, appears to have a disconnect with the argument of voting, put before the Supreme Court.  The reasoning behind citizens of Arizona and other states wanting individuals to prove their citizenship is not to “block their citizens from registering to vote” but to prevent those who aren’t citizens from voting.  Without proof of citizenship, states like Arizona will have to take the registrant’s word of being a legal citizen.

What do you think the percentage of truthfulness will be to that question?

If there is an 18 year old individual, whose parents entered the country illegally, but the child is a naturalized citizen, no one is preventing the naturalized citizen from registering to vote.  This individual should have a legal birth certificate from the state, showing citizenship.  It is the parent who is not eligible and their child’s birth place and the fact they walked through the desert doesn’t qualify them as a citizen.  Even if the parent has been here for years, they don’t have the right to vote.

Perales’ argues “burdensome paperwork” for voter registration, is blocking citizens from voting.

How can America’s voting registration process be any more burdensome than Mexico’s process for Mexican Nationals living abroad to vote in a Mexican election?

If you are a Mexican National, living abroad, you “still must meet all the standard voting requirements “and register for voting abroad.  Voting in Mexico is open to all Mexican citizens over 18 years of age and they must have a valid voting card.  For a Mexican National to register they have to go to a consulate or embassy or use the internet to retrieve an application to vote abroad.

Is this “burdensome” Ms. Perales?

These Nationals prove their identity and citizenship of Mexico by having a valid voting card.  In addition, they are only allowed to vote in their country of citizenship.  If a Mexican National lives in England, they are not allowed to vote in British elections, in addition to Mexican elections.

When America does not enforce proof of citizenship for voter registration, we open the door to the opportunity of illegals not only voting in our country but continuing to vote in theirs.  This practice does not require absolute allegiance to the United States of America and in turn, puts our security and future at risk.

Arizona and other states “hosting” illegals, see these “burdened” individuals walk, drive and use public transportation each day of the week.  There is truly nothing preventing, a legal, individual from finding a way to visit an elections office to register.

There is nothing “burdensome” regarding paperwork either.  Most published documents, in major cities, especially with a Hispanic population, is printed in two languages.  The Arizona Voter Registration form is presented to citizens in English and Spanish, as well as all printed election ballots. Therefore, language cannot be making the task of showing proof of citizenship a burden.

It is not “burdensome paperwork” for voting, that is the obstacle for these individuals.  It is the process of entering the country legally, to become a naturalized citizen, which they seem to feel is their burden.

America has always opened our arms for immigrants.  The problem Americans have today is not that others wish to live in our country.  The problem is no one enforces the rules for legal immigration.

If an individual truly wants the full benefit of living in their country of choice, why wouldn’t they be willing to do the work to obtain the privileges?

If an individual truly wants the privileges, they will work for it.

It is obvious many illegals are hard workers.  Arizona residents see how hard they work each day.  To be willing to work outside, in the heat of an Arizona summer, proves the integrity and the grit of these individuals.  Why then is it so hard for groups supporting illegals, to ask illegals to work hard in an air conditioned room and study to learn the constitution and do what it takes to obtain citizenship? This includes helping an illegal person, return to their native country and work through the process legally.

In the name of helping illegals, liberals and RINOs have lost sight of the privilege to vote. These government officials are so intent on pushing their agendas; they are willing to sacrifice verifying citizenship of voters, to potentially increase their voting base.  The easiest way to increase their voter base is to attract a population of people to whom they will give favors, for votes.

When our state and federal government officials make allowances to fast track illegals, no matter what country they are from, they aren’t doing it solely to help make a better life for someone.  They see it as a way to build a base that will always be indebted to them.

The argument isn’t “burdensome paperwork”, it’s inconvenient.  It is the burden of knowing your voting contingency would be larger, if you made it easier for people to steal the privilege to vote.

When more than 10.6 million Mexican immigrants over the age of 18 live in the United States, that is an enormous amount of people, whom politicians would love to “help”.

Not allowing states to ask for verification of citizenship to vote is not how our forefathers planned the privilege to vote.  Amendment XIV, Section 1 of the Constitution defines citizens as “All persons born or naturalized in the United States” and Amendment XV states “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied…on account of race, color”.  The argument is not someone’s heritage, it is someone’s citizenship.  To what country has this person pledged their documented allegiance?

States asking for proof of citizenship are not denying voter registration based on things set in the Constitution.  If voting is denied, it is based on the Constitution, which requires voters be citizens of the United States of America.

Tina Drake

Arizona PolitiChick Tina Drake has been teaching and mentoring Junior High and High School students, in churches where she has been active, since her time as a college student, over twenty-five years ago. Tina believes politics and religion can, and should, be discussed together. She says she is a lifelong follower of Christ and believer in the true significance of God's power in each and everyone's life and she believes in the absolute need for God and Christ to be honored and included in the decisions made for our country. Tina continues to mentor students in this age group, along with her husband, multiple times each week. She believes that encouraging people, especially students, to see the need for a relationship with God and Jesus Christ in their everyday life, is an absolute need in her life. Tina volunteers weekly in her children's school, allowing her to witness how today's students are learning and developing in their social, educational, political and spiritual beliefs. Witnessing how students experience life, during the timeframe of Junior High through College, is immensely important to Tina. She believes this age group needs to be mentored, so they will have the tools with which to navigate today's societal pressures to live life without God, rather than with Him. Tina has also been a teacher to women in churches, teaching small groups, as well as speaking to large groups on a variety of spiritual topics. In addition to Spiritual Formation, Tina has been actively following and discussing the many facets of politics. Tina is a graduate of the University of Arizona, having earned a degree in Communication and a minor in Political Science. After college, she worked in the field of Advertising and Marketing, specializing in Media Buying and Planning, as well as directing entire Marketing and Sales departments. She has been a writer for since 2012 and says she enjoys the opportunity to encourage Americans to live out their faith in Jesus Christ, while they stand firm on the principles set forth by our forefathers in their political beliefs.

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