Louisville columnist: Property rights = voting rights
Several days ago, the paranoid mind of Matthew Vadum cooked up the idea that giving the poor the right to vote was like giving crooks access to burglary tools. Tuesday’s Louisville Courier-Journal has a similar, though seemingly more erudite piece by conservative lawyer John David Dyche: “Property rights crucial to voting rights.”
The gist of Dyche’s argument is the same as Vadum’s, despite some fancy historical quotations. Give the unlanded and the poor the vote, and they will seize all the money, all the power and all the property, like what happened in … uh, well, I don’t have examples right now, but it’ll happen. Daniel Webster said so. Blood in the streets! 11ty!!
Oh, and he gets in some digs against Obama, the Democrats, FDR and LBJ, besides.
Notable, in my opinion, is that none of the people he quotes were alive after the 1850s. Nothing like giving us some real fresh ideas, there.
(By the way, Dyche wrote a bio of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.))