reply to post by macman
Since sarcasm does not translate well over the internet, I will respond with this.
Someone, somewhere has to pay to provide these things.
Yes - that would be all of us - one way or another
The whole idea that poor people are stupid just is not so. They are prey to the political predator, plain and simple.
So, how are the not stupid people prey then?
I would like to redirect your attention back to this:
2. When people find out that they can vote themselves money, we have a problem, thus point 1 is back at the forefront.
Who is 'we'? I assume 'we' are the extra special not-stupid?
I'm afraid sometimes the only tool I am left is sarcasm
This thread is about denying poor people the vote - it is NOT about solving the problem that is poverty. We're not deciding who is over-burdened, or
who is dodging their responsibilities - or who really and truly is interested in what's best for everyone...as if
There are people who call themselves economists, then people who call themselves patriots, people who think of themselves as servants of the
people...none of them seems to be able to agree on how to fix our current situation - let alone fix the problems of poverty. So, no surprise then that
we aren't going to solve this problem here - in this thread
None of this even touches on the more philosophical or just plain emotional discussions about why we do or don't, should or shouldn't care about the
poor. We'd be here for days and get exactly nowhere
Again - that is not what this thread is about - it's about registering the poor to vote - but then, more disturbingly - who should be allowed
Everyone should feel their hair stand on when they hear this sort of thing - left and right and every shade of grey in between - because they are
talking about deciding not only who can or can't vote - but who deserves to be called citizen
Who can have a part in this government Of the People, By the People, For the People ...
Gee - maybe I'm just too sentimental - nostalgic - soft? I really miss this idea - you know?
Mr. Vadum - the 'gentleman' quoted in the OP is not alone in his thinking - and I hear this sort of talk more and more - and then even more
If he were just some guy with a big mouth - well - it would still be worth discussing. But - he's not:
by News Corpse (September 03, 2011 5:28 pm ET) 34
Vadum is not alone:
John Stossel (Fox News): "Let's stop saying everyone should vote."
Rush Limbaugh: "If people cannot even feed and clothe themselves, should they be allowed to vote?"
Judson Phillips (Tea Party Nation): "If you're not a property owner, I'm sorry, but property owners have a little bit more of a vested stake in
the community than not property owners do."
There is a GOP War On Voting currently in progress to roll back voting rights for millions of Americans. It is imperative that we fight back on this.
(Shareable InfoGraphic at the link above).
So - what about it patriots? Should it be made official - first class and second class citizens?
Sarcasm - to keep from crying
edit on 9/13/2011 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)