The Challenge: The Metropolis Council’s drive to let green-card and work-visa holders vote in NYC elections.
It’s dangerous sufficient that President Joe Biden needs to compensate unlawful immigrants who had been separated on the border, however now the Metropolis Council needs to permit non-citizens to vote (“Green card voters,” Nov. 24).
What sort of Alice in Wonderland nation am I residing in?
Paul L. Newman
Merion Station, Pa.
In only one month, New York Metropolis’s radical-Democratic Metropolis Council members eliminated Thomas Jefferson’s statue from Metropolis Corridor and are about to grant noncitizens the proper to cancel out the votes of Americans.
What is going to they do for his or her subsequent trick? Ban possession of copies of the Structure inside metropolis limits?
For Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) to recommend that green-card holders and recipients of deferred immigration motion have the proper to vote alongside authorized Americans is to make a mockery of our voting rights and insurance policies.
Rodriguez and his Metropolis Council cohorts have a really twisted and condescendingly smug grasp on voting statutes and limitations. That these noncitizens would solely vote in elections that concern the mayor, comptroller and metropolis council is of no consequence.
The council members care nothing concerning the ties that bind a neighborhood collectively. They care solely about what they deem as arbitrary obstacles to increasing their model of democracy and an agenda for globalization.
Approving voting rights for 1000’s of noncitizens in New York Metropolis is transferring our nation within the incorrect route.
Despite the fact that green-card holders will solely be capable of vote in native elections, it’s chipping away at our Structure. And after that will get underway, the push for unlawful immigrants to vote in our nationwide elections will in all probability be subsequent.
It is a slap within the face to all of those that got here to this nation legally and at the moment are naturalized residents. What about felons who’re nonetheless disenfranchised voters, even after serving time in jail?
Most vital, that is Democratic plan to maintain themselves in energy completely.
JoAnn Lee Frank
The Challenge: The removing of a Jefferson statue from Metropolis Corridor as a result of the previous president owned slaves.
Taking down Thomas Jefferson’s statue in Metropolis Corridor is like what they do in Communist China: change or bury historical past (“Thomas evicted from City Hall,” Nov. 23).
The removing of inanimate objects in an effort to produce deeper thought and concepts might be the dumbest concept ever to facilitate mental conversations.
If you’re that critically wounded by a statue, then 1) it’s worthwhile to develop up, and a pair of) it’s worthwhile to develop up.
Jefferson and others focused for removing had been nice males who established, polished and cast ahead to offer what we had at the moment. The mob making an attempt to cover the details is not going to change historical past.
As a substitute of eradicating statues, Mayor de Blasio ought to take away the crime, the homelessness, the psychological sufferers. Reduce rules by 80 p.c, reduce taxes by 50 p.c, reduce paperwork by 60 p.c and demand that our youngsters can learn and write.
What ought to have been faraway from Metropolis Corridor was not the statue of Jefferson however de Blasio.
Boynton Seashore, Fla.