Proposed voting rights should be reciprocated

Freedom New Mexico

According to National Public Radio, Europe has seen rising interest in something many Americans can’t or won’t take the time to do — voting for president.

It seems commentators in England and other countries see their continent’s fortunes inextricably tied to ours. By their reasoning, the residents of other nations deserve to cast their ballots in American presidential elections (presumably so they could vote against any interventionist candidates and spare themselves another Middle East adventure).

We’ll concede that many of this country’s civilian and political leaders did a poor job in the planning and execution of the Iraq campaign. At the same time, prudence tells us to offer some counterproposals.

Citizens of other nations should have the ability to vote for American presidential candidates as long as they: