California: Non-citizens to sit on juries, monitor elections … [Darleen Click]
The continued dilution of American citizenship
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that allows non-citizens who are permanent legal residents of the United States to serve as poll workers. (See AB 817.pdf) [...]
Another bill (AB 1401) passed by the California State Assembly last week and currently awaiting Brown’s signature would also allow California’s 3.4 million green card holders to sit in judgment of U.S. citizens as jurors.
The two bills extend rights that have previously been the exclusive domain of U.S. citizens based on “the shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality,” further blurring the legal line between citizen and non-citizen.
Who determined that these non-citizens hold “shared” values? Maybe they do or maybe they don’t; however, the willingness to actually become naturalized American citizens, to swear an oath to those values, has been the minimum standard for receiving full rights and obligations of citizenship.
And California Socialist Democrats are destroying that standard.
Legislators debated AB 1401 for only seven minutes last week before it was passed by the Democratic majority on a party-line vote. The bill allows green card holders to sit on juries, giving foreigners the power to convict American citizens of breaking U.S. law.
“The current jury pool is a little selective, I believe. We have trouble finding people who are willing to perform jury service,” Sacramento attorney Mark Reichel. told FOX 40 in arguing in favor of the bill.
“The best jury service is one that includes a fair cross section of the entire community, and the entire community often times is people who ware lawfully here but not U.S. citizens,” he said.
My state is doomed.
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