Columnist: Registering Poor To Vote ‘Like Handing Out Burglary Tools To Criminals’
Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum recently wrote an opinion piece at American Thinker that basically states that registering the poor to vote is a horrible thing.
Really. I wish this was satire.
From his column at American Thinker:
Registering them to vote is 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.
Denying the right to vote to the poor because they might vote in their self interest? I don’t know anything more un-American than that. The thing is though, with the recent bills the GOP have been pushing lately in order to “reduce voter fraud,” I am not at all surprised that somebody on the far-right blogosphere would come out and say this.