Matthew Vadum argues that registering the poor to vote “is like handing out burglary tools to criminals”

I had hoped that David French’s recent piece in National Review Online blaming poverty on the “depravity” of the poor and their failure to go to church was a spasm of rhetorical excess that would not soon be repeated. Sadly, I was wrong. Here’s Matthew Vadum taking another step in the wrong direction in American Thinker [sic]:

Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote? Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery. 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. [Via the Dish.]

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About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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4 Responses to Matthew Vadum argues that registering the poor to vote “is like handing out burglary tools to criminals”

  1. Pingback: Matthew Vadum argues that registering the poor to vote “is like handing out burglary tools to criminals” (via Notes and Rests Make Music) « Psilomelane

  2. hortonw says:

    While this whole line of argument is disgusting, I wonder if someone should point out its implications for letting old folks vote. They are relatively unproductive and cost a fortune. They are far more likely to vote than the non-elderly poor. Would Darth Vadum argue that they should not be allowed to vote either? Probably not, since the elderly tend to tilt conservative.

  3. vance wittie says:

    I am waiting for Vadum’s article arguing that folks that live off of investments or inherited wealth should be denied the right to vote.

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