The citizens have a legitimate right to keep non-citizens from voting and it cannot be impossible to enforce.
I agree completely with this. However, this has absolutely nothing to do with any of the current laws we are discussing. The laws Republicans are pushing right now aren't designed to keep non-citizens from voting.
In the past 10 years the number of non-citizens who have voted has been so low that you can count them on one hand. These laws are designed to lower the number of American citizens casting votes for Democratic candidates.
You cannot win the argument that any law whatever designed to keep illegals from voting must of necessity be unfair.
I am not arguing that any law designed to keep non-citizens from voting is unfair. I am pointing out that a law that keeps tens of thousands of citizens
from voting is absolutely unfair, particularly when the American citizens being purged are largely Hispanic and black (two constituencies who typically vote against Republicans.
The facts are that this law in Florida has affected lots of American citizens and as of yet hasn't found any non-citizens.
Any law which frequently accuses innocent people is unacceptable. I agree with that ...
Yes! So you can be reasonable. This should end the argument.
You can criticize some particular example of a law, but you cannot win the argument that any law which attempts to filter out non-citizens from voting must of necessity be unfair.
If there were a problem with non-citizens voting, then I would agree with you. We are all in agreement that non-citizens shouldn't be allowed to vote. However there are easy ways to check for this. And when we check for this we see that even a Teabagger can count the number of instances that this happens without taking off his pants.
Purging the voting rights of 20,000 American citizens to stop 2 "illegals" from voting it is unfair.