Fox & Friends expert on voting is a conspiracy theorist who pled guilty to violating campaign finance law

Fox & Friends expert on voting is a conspiracy theorist who pled guilty to violating campaign finance law

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From the September 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Now to the state of Maryland where an important question is being asked: Can you vote if you're not an American citizen? Well, in the city of College Park, the answer is now yes. This week the city council there voted in favor of allowing undocumented citizens the right to vote in local elections.

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This is not unique to College Park because there are a number of localities in Maryland that have already voted to do this. What do you think?

DINESH D’SOUZA: Well, to me it makes no sense because of what citizenship actually means. Citizenship is a kind of bargain among citizens of a country. It comes out of a social compact with certain rights and responsibilities. For example, why would I fight for my country and die for you if you wouldn't be willing to do the same for me? So, this is a very reciprocal deal. And the whole idea of letting non-citizens vote, and shape the governmental process, that falls outside the social compact.

DOOCY: Sure, but Dinesh, you know the argument they make is, "Look, these people are in the country illegally but they're paying taxes, they're impacted by the schools and emergency services. They should have a say in it."

D'SOUZA: Well, I don't think they should because being non-citizens, they need to go through the citizenship path, become citizens, then they get the protections of being a citizen and they also get the benefits of being a citizen. Essentially what they're claiming is -- and you can see why the Democrats want this. The Democrats' interest in these people is their votes. And so the Democrats are more keen to get their votes than they are to get to send them to school or do any other things for them. That's the main political problem. There's a divergence between the interests of a political party and the fundamental meaning of citizenship.

DOOCY: Absolutely.

Previously:

Right-wing star Dinesh D'Souza pleads guilty in campaign finance fraud

Long-debunked lie that George Soros was a Nazi collaborator resurfaces thanks to Dinesh D’Souza

WSJ op-ed rehashes discredited evidence to fearmonger about noncitizen voting

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