Sometimes I have to admire the antidemocratic antics of the loony right fringe groups.
Now in the US nearly all citizens have a right to vote [I call it a duty to vote] unless they are disenfranchised due to a criminal record.
Between 2 and 4 million Americans were unable to vote in the last election because of problems with their registration. And that's just people who tried to vote; in 2006, there were more than 65 million who were eligible to vote, but weren't even registered. That's a third of potential voters.
Now their premise goes that enabling everyone to vote is undemocratic a communist plot even.
80% earning over $100K are registered to vote
60% earning less than $25K are registered to vote.
Now you just know registering everyone is going to give the Democratic Party a 1000 year hegemony it stands to reason, no?
So for our right wing loons the biggest danger to democracy is democracy itself.
Now you have to be an American citizen to vote in our elections, however they always scream about illegal immigrants voting.
Funny that is what Universal registration is designed to prevent, point this out and all you hear is ACORN.
Now who has woken up these electoral cowards, why Barney Frank and Chuck Schumer of course.
Horowitz is just an authoritarian loon
It's all a communist PLOT!
Its a conspiracy to disenfranchise all right thinking Patriotic wingnuts I tell ya!
Hell its nearly as bad as the constitutional requirement for a census!
OMG are they the same!?!
Voter registration is good for the Democratic Party
Disenfranchisement is good for the Republican Party
There is nothing new in this:
The Republican Party should fight to disenfranchise as many Americans as possible.
Leftist groups are already arguing that universal voter registration will solve all the problems with our voting system. But the left created most of these problems. The radical leftist Nation Magazine, for example, absolutely loves the idea of universal voter registration. This is the same magazine, however, that advanced Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven's Manufactured Crisis strategy. The Cloward/Piven strategy was designed to undermine government institutions by overwhelming them with impossible demands for services. Cloward and Piven focused on welfare, housing, and voting as the main targets of this strategy, and the radical group ACORN was specifically created for the purpose of executing it.
Yep; it's poor people's fault for needing government assistance and the very fact of needing this safety net will make them vote for the Democratic Party.
What they fail to note however it is their policies that have generated this situation by creating the largest wealth gap in nearly a century.
Automatic, mandatory voter registration and tracking strikes me not only as a bureaucratic nightmare, but also ideologically unsound. I’m with John Stossel: Some people just shouldn’t be voting. Leave ‘em alone.
Just one thing Michelle:
Being registered to vote does not mean you have to vote, some countries do require a reason not to vote, even then you can leave the ballot blank. As for the rst of your quote; nice elitist twaddle.
Nothing apparently scares the right wing more than people exercising their constitutional rights and carrying out their civic responsibilities.
My Advice to the right:
Since you don't like Democracy
And you don't like Government
So why not just stop voting?
Move to Somalia.
Or would you really prefer to return to this situation?
Since you are using the same rhetoric now as then:
Guess who stopped that rot
Those of us who stand up for everyone civil rights.