Yesterday Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill that gives illegal aliens in-state college tuition as long as they can prove that they are residents of Colorado.
You don’t have to prove you’re a resident of the United States now, just a resident of Colorado, and you get an education subsidized by taxpayers on the federal, state and local level.
This follows a bunch of recent “reform” legislation, passed by the circus that they call the Colorado legislature, such as the legalization of marijuana, the restriction of the right to bear arms and proposals to get rid of the death penalty, to increase taxes, as well as to hand over your healthcare and the education of your kids to bureaucrats and unions.
I don’t see how any of these “reforms”- proposed or enacted- could end up badly for Colorado residents or for residents of the United States.
Just the other day I was in an international airport in the United States and I overheard a man saying to his wife:
“Honey we should move someplace that encourages the sale of ganja and ALSO encourages illegal immigration by people who have honed the skills to cross borders by stealthy means. This would probably help little Johnny with his reading problems. And just think of how our property values will soar under such a scheme. The bonus is if we ever kill someone in a fit of rage, we’d never, ever end up on death row. Now if we could only allow those people who can smuggle themselves across the border to VOTE too, our happiness would be well assured. Hey; I know…Colorado!”
They don’t call it Colorful Colorado for nothing!
I can’t wait until people with cross-border smuggling skills start to spread out from Colorado, distributing marijuana across the United States.
With them, they’ll export proven liberal reform schemes like dope, domestic terrorism and voter fraud.
Forward, Governor Hickenlooper!
Can’t wait for places like Chicago – a 14 hour drive from Denver with a full trunk of pot; Dallas- a 12 hour drive from Denver with a full trunk of pot; and Kansas City- a 9 hour drive from Denver with a full trunk of pot - to start buying Colorado dope. And pressure cookers.
And don’t you worry USA: The Colorado legislature isn’t done, yet.
What a colorful crew they are.
As a way to permanently enshrine these reforms, Colorado liberals are now proposing to give not just an education, but also the vote to people who don’t even reside within the borders of the United States yet.
Did I say Forward?
Yes I did because…
That’s about as forward as it gets.
Here’s the short version as it stands before the Colorado legislature:
CONCERNING MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN THE PARTICIPATION OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, REDUCING THE MINIMUM DURATIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR AN ELECTOR TO QUALIFY AS A STATE RESIDENT, ALLOWING ELECTORS TO REGISTER TO VOTE THROUGH ELECTION DAY, REPEALING THE CATEGORY OF VOTER INACTIVITY TRIGGERED BY AN ELECTOR'S FAILURE TO VOTE, REQUIRING MAIL BALLOTS TO BE SENT TO ACTIVE ELECTORS
FOR ELECTIONS CONDUCTED UNDER THE "UNIFORM ELECTION CODE OF 1992", REPLACING POLLING PLACES WITH VOTER SERVICE AND POLLING CENTERS AND BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATIONS FOR MAIL BALLOT ELECTIONS, AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION
So, in thumbnail, HB13-1303 that now stand before the Colorado legislature is proposing to eliminate the time period between registration and voting- with same day registration; to replace polling centers with all mail-in ballot elections and to shorten the time you have to live in the state to a mere 22 days to vote.
Presumably one day you’ll be able to vote and apply for in state tuition all at the same time.
Already you needn’t prove your identity to vote in the state of Colorado.
So to perfect this scheme, all you need now are a bunch of people who can cross borders by stealth, who don’t want to prove their identity, but certainly could use in-state tuition at a university of their choosing.
Hmm, not sure where you’d get those type of people, or who they might vote for.
The chief U.S. Attorney for illegal immigrants, criminal gunrunning and domestic terrorists- terrorists who, by the way, also qualified for federal aid- explained it to us over the weekend.
"Creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country is essential,” said Supposed-Attorney General Eric Holder. “The way we treat our friends and neighbors who are undocumented – by creating a mechanism for them to earn citizenship and move out of the shadows – transcends the issue of immigration status. This is a matter of civil and human rights. It is about who we are as a nation. And it goes to the core of our treasured American principle of equal opportunity."
And it also goes to the core of voting doesn’t it?
No word on how letting people break the law, come here illegally, get benefits that your family and mine will pay for but never use- and then vote themselves more of the same- works with our treasured American principle of equality under the law.
But it sure will be a vote getter at election time, legal or otherwise.
Let’s have Abraham Lincoln explain how this legislation and judicial combination taken under the guise of liberty and human rights is meant to ensnare:
“Let any one who doubts, carefully contemplate that now almost complete legal combination…. Let him consider not only what work the machinery is adapted to do, and how well adapted; but also, let him study the history of its construction, and trace, if he can, or rather fail, if he can, to trace the evidences of design, and concert of action, among its chief bosses, from the beginning...”
Yes, let them do just that.