Do you think the whole world should be able to vote for the president of the United States?
Nor do I think US citizens should vote for the Russian President or the English Prime Minister.
The new head of FIFA? That might be a different story...
No, absolutely not. Voting is a privilege of citizenship of the US.
Absolutely not. Who we choose to lead this nation is nobody's business but our own. To allow foreign nations to have influence over the choosing of our national leadership would be to forfeit our national sovereignty.
Are you suggesting the whole world should become a set of US possessions like Puerto Rico or American Samoa so that it can vote in US elections to whatever extent congress extends?
Well, why not? All they have to do is apply for status as a US territory, disband their governments, and welcome the new appointed governor from Washington.
While the policies and actions of the United States do often have a profound affect on other countries around the world, I do not think we should allow non-citizens to vote in any of our elections. I don't even think non-citizens living here should have the right to vote even though I have heard there are people advocating for that.
Can you imagine the magnitude of the expense of conducting an international election every 4 years? Our president is not a dictator, so people around the world participating in electing him alone would not likely have much affect on U.S. international policies.
People in all other countries would have to participate in electing our Congress as well to have a real say in U.S. policies and actions. We don't even allow all the people in this country to participate in state elections and yet the senators and members of the House have a much more immediate affect on those of us living in different states than they do, than they have on the world at large.
I don't want to vote in foreign elections either. The hoopla leading up to our elections is enough. Imagine having to put up with all the wrangling in other countries and all of their campaign ads and debates in addition to our own because we had the right to vote in their elections. No thank you!
So again, the long and the short answer to whether we should allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in any of our elections is no. I do think however, that all U.S. citizens of sound mind should be allowed to vote.
No. If it was so the whole world should be able to vote for all the representatives of every district and city... as well as every council member and every legislature... all over the world.... This is a concept for a one world government.
The resentful world would punish us with their vote. Therefore I would say no.
In fact, we need to pass a law that would stop foreign campaign donations. Our congress is bribed by overseas countries all the time. China pays congress to look the other way when it cheats on us and abuses its citizens.
No. They aren't living in the United States so they should not have a say in the matter.
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