Congressman Dusty Johnson’s Weekly Column: Voting is a Sacred Right

Voting is a Sacred Right
by Congressman Dusty Johnson
January 14, 2022

Sunday night, New York City passed a law that will allow noncitizens (green card holders and DACA recipients) the right to vote in municipal elections. More than 800,000 noncitizens will now be eligible to vote. This is a serious mistake. 

Nor is this an isolated incident. San Francisco passed a similar measure back in 2018 to allow noncitizens, including those without legal status, to vote in school board elections.  Additionally, College Park, Maryland; Montpelier and Winooski, both in Vermont, have allowed noncitizens to vote in municipal elections as well. 

Voting is a sacred honor, and we should vehemently protect the voting rights of legal citizens. But allowing non-citizens to vote waters down the value of citizenship. If we allow everyone to vote, we diminish the hard work of those who spent years becoming a naturalized citizen. Why should we give citizens of other countries power in setting the policies of American governments?

Free, fair, and accountable elections are vital to the survival of our democracy, and lawful American citizens should never be denied the right to vote. I believe in protecting election integrity, and laws and policies like that of New York City, threaten that objective. Simply put, only Americans should vote in American elections. 


5 thoughts on “Congressman Dusty Johnson’s Weekly Column: Voting is a Sacred Right”

  1. Dusty really hopes no one calls him on the before/after on his stats. To his credit he plays being smart well. It’s just too bad he’s either intellectually stunted or just plain deceitful.

  2. Dusty, Is it possible to pass a bill that recognizes the laws we have currently on elections and brings harsh punishment for those breaking the law? Any law would need to be very specific and bring a harsh fine and jail time. There needs to be something in place before the next election. The Voting bill they’re trying to pass now is the right to CHEAT, not vote, and everyone knows it. Our country depends on a new bill brought into law ASAP!

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