Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum, in his column “Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American” for The American Thinker.
I literally do not know what to say this, other than the subtlety used in the past by folks like Vadum is dead. They do not want those in poverty to vote for fear their rich cronies will no longer be able to buy political clout. The richest 1% have 1% of the vote. 99% of the vote belongs to those outside of the top income brackets.
Never fear, Mr. Vadum. Citizens United v. FEC has your back. I’ll tell you what’s un-American: Decrying the empowerment of the impoverished via the last vestiges of the democratic process we have left in this country. To insist that a person is defined by what one owns versus who one is - that’s profoundly un-American.
You sir, are attempting to establish a new aristocracy in this country, a pseudo-royalty if you will. I believe the Founding Fathers might have a bigger problem with that than with the poor voting.
That is also a quite racist and ageist comment as well as classist because it is well known that blacks voted in historically high numbers (the perceived poor and unproductive and criminal) and the youth did a lot of numbers too (the unproductive, potentially criminal, and deviant).
whoa, whoa, whoa. “Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals.” Tell us how you really feel. There’s nothing more frightening than a poor person you can’t own and control, is there? Particularly when that poor person may be a minority, or god forbid an immigrant who by some stroke of luck won his or her citizenship. It is profoundly un-American not to thrive within the economic structure of capitalism. And if you’re nonproductive, why are you still alive? Isn’t there a prison somewhere we can throw you in? Get out of the fucking way, the supermen are busy destroying themselves with greed.
Reblogging for the impeccable commentary.
(Source: americanthinker.com, via ethiopienne)