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Friday, September 2, 2011

Registering the poor to vote is un-American and "like handing out burglary tools to criminals."

Hmm, yeah I think I found a nice tall building that this guy can throw himself off of:



TPM:


Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum is just going to come right out and say it: registering the poor to vote is un-American and "like handing out burglary tools to criminals."
"It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote," Vadum, the author of a book published by World Net Daily that attacks the now-defunct community organizing group ACORN, writes in a column for the American Thinker.
"Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn't about helping the poor," Vadum writes. "It's about helping the poor to help themselves to others' money. It's about raw so-called social justice. It's about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers."
Most conservative criticism of voter registration drives aimed at poor and minority communities has been under the guise of worries about voter fraud. Vadum's column is notable because he isn't just pretending to be worried about the nearly non-existent threat of in-person voter fraud -- he just doesn't think poor people should be voting."



Definitely not a new argument, but it's sort of hard to believe in the 21st century there are people who are trying to take away basic things we take for granted like universal suffrage.

The Roman's had a dictator named Sulla who was a real asshole who advocated and instated more or less these same ideas after the Roman Plebs fought and died for years trying to gain an equal foothold with the Roman aristocracy. And it wasn't too long afterward that we saw the rise of Julius Caesar.

More on Sulla here if you're interested in reading about him.  Let's not forget that there are voices in our Commonwealth who advocate the same nonsense, and repealing the 17th Amendment.

UPDATE:


Glad I could find this.  This was a KET debate on May 18th right before the 2011 primary.  Listen to the idiot  John David Dyche 24:30 in when he basically calls for a test for voting quantification.  I was glad to see Matt Erwin rip his argument open for what it really was.

And here's Bill Johnson saying you should have an address to be able to vote.

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