September 19, 2017
The entire world should be able to vote in Germany.
The problem with democracy in Germany is that native Germans are Nazis. So there’s always the possibility that they might vote for parties with politically incorrect positions.
The solution, of course, is to only let non-Germans vote.
But we’re not in an idea world. That obviously would be a hard sell.
The compromise that seems to be gaining traction, however, is to simply let everyone else vote as well, even if they don’t have German citizenship.
That would obviously insure that Nazism can never rise again in Germany. Who could possibly oppose this? Except Germans?
Over the past week, 20 polling stations set up in central Berlin invited non-German citizens to cast a symbolic general election vote. Why is the right to vote important for these residents? The Local found out.
“I find it bad that I’m not able to vote,” Ania Seroka explained after she slipped her symbolic ballot into the box with her young son by her side.
In spite of having lived in Germany for ten years, Polish citizen Ania Seroka will not have a say in the country’s federal election less than a week away.
I’m sure the Polish would have absolutely no problem letting Germans vote in their elections, right? It’s only common sense.
But the social worker considers her right to vote “very important,” noting that employment is a particular issue of concern. “I want to have the best life I can here,” she said.
Seroka had stumbled upon the symbolic voting station at a neighbourhood festival in the Moabit district of Berlin on Friday, similar to a Turkish man who had been living in Germany for 30 years.
When asked why he should have the right to vote, the Turkish man, who wanted to stay anonymous, said: “Democracy and freedom.”
It’s known that Turks love freedom. When they leave Turkey.
He explained that he hoped to soon retire after working for many years as a teacher. He initially came to Germany to study teaching.
After casting his symbolic vote, he said that asylum and the state of the media were important topics for him. He also added that he would support either the Green Party or Die Linke (the Left Party) if he had voting rights in the actual election.
‘I live here, I vote here’
On September 24th, nearly eight million other foreigners in Germany won’t be able to vote to elect the national parliament of the country they call home, even though many of them have lived and worked here for decades.
Yeah, giving them the right to vote would be one possible solution.
Alternatively, we could also just kick all these people out.
They’re not citizens. They have no rights.
Also, most if not all of these Turks and other foreigners could probably get German citizenship – IF they’d be willing to abandon their native citizenship. German dual-citizenship laws don’t permit someone having both a German and Turkish citizenship.
These people are whining that they’re not allowed to vote in a country while they still hold loyalty to their native land.