Manditory bilingual programs would probably fail outright, based on a fairly liberal reading of Meyer v. State of Nebraska.
Yes, but nowhere does the OP imply that this would apply to state positions. An assertion of Constitutional or Unconstitutional would depend on that fact. I qualified my answer, you didn't, implying that the statute would be unconstitutional, regardless of such a distinction.Notice a pattern here. Where in the OP does it imply that we should/could assert these at the federal level? Also, what percentage of voting/offices/etc. are federal vs state?
Yeah, the states set their own standards for voting in local elections.The issue was whether or non-citizens could vote; I think a permanent residents, for example, can currently vote now in a number of local and possibly state elections/referendums. I do not think the feds can do anything about that.
States do have the right to set procedures for conducting elections, determining voting districts, etc. Even in federal elections. The feds do have some power over the states as well, in that state elections cannot violate the US Constitution.Clearly states do not have the right to set federal procedures and regulations. However, in general, the feds do not have the right to set the same for the states. That was clearly, for all but the dense, the intent of the post.
Some are feel-good, some are not. #s 6, 4, and 10 make good economic and political sense. #s 7 and 8 are clearly stupid.Moreover, I would reiterate, these are merely feel-good, Billy Bob-feeding proposals. Wouldn't it be nice if someone presented an objective analysis on the impacts of some of these, particularly the economic ones (#7, #8)?
Obviously these proposals are based on the Mexican immigration policies, which are very strict and harmful towards illegal aliens.
What about the fact that on Mexico's southern border they have fed troops that violate all notions of human rights murder, rape, etc...then accuse the U.S. of the very same or worse, expect us to extradite our border agents for prosecution in situations that are clearly false.
As far as #6 goes, let's rip down that sign in NY harbor then...
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door
"Hate Crime" laws
The list is long.
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