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Tea Party Leader, "only property owners ahould be alowed to vote".

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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:57 AM
At least 33% of Americans are renters... more and more each day...

Who's least likely to own property in America?: Poor people, young people, minorities... and well, more and more of the middle and working.

Why would the Tea Party think it's a "good idea" to suppress the vote of that demographic? I wonder...

At the same time we see the (in)famous Republican bigwig donors, the Koch Brothers, funding one voter suppression campaign after another... (

I know a lot of you right-wingers think voting is meaningless, but hey, let the rest of us have a go...

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 08:59 AM
Well, I'll tell you what, "no taxation without representation" comes to mind here. If I'm not allowed to vote, then I shouldn't have to pay taxes.

Correction: I'm not bloody well going to pay taxes - period.
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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:02 AM
reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck

Oh don't worry, they'll still the resources to throw you into jail for that...

crisis averted!

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:04 AM
reply to post by captainnotsoobvious

With that much of the country disenfranchised by their lunacy, it wouldn't happen. Besides, such a concept would probably be rule unconstitutional.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:06 AM
I don't remember electing a "Tea Party Leader", but whatever. Carry on.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:06 AM
reply to post by captainnotsoobvious

I am more and more starting to believe in the author Robert Heinlein (Of Starship Troopers fame) that in order to earn Citizenship and a chance to vote, you must have served in some capacity.

Either Military or civil service. Doing actual work on infrastructure or defense, not punching a keyboard.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:18 AM
reply to post by TDawgRex

That punching on the keyboard is what pays for the tanks the military uses, the camo they wear, etc. Sorry, but somebody's got to be left behind to actually pay for that stuff.

Besides, there are other, better, ways to contribute to society than being a pawn so some rich douchebags can get even richer while we blow up random people half a world away.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:22 AM
"Pot" meet "Kettle"...

At least "we" still want to HAVE elections: "democrat boy".

Z. Byron Wolf

By Z. Byron Wolf

Sep 28, 2011 5:37pm
Too Much Democracy? A Modest Proposal From N.C.(D) Gov. Bev Perdue
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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue caused a bit of a stir this week when she suggested that maybe Americans should call off a round or two of elections and let politicians focus on government instead of getting elected.

It’s not going to happen, of course - the United States has held elections through the Civil War and World Wars and the Great Depression – but it speaks to the general frustration many Americans have with partisanship and gridlock in Washington.
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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:24 AM
Nothing new under the sun.

We used to do it that way. We decided it was bunk...already.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:27 AM
reply to post by captainnotsoobvious

Only property owners should be allowed to vote,hummm...
Is that owning your property out right or still paying the bank
for it?

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:30 AM
How about just showing a picture ID? Isn't that a crazy idea. You can't rent a $20 DVD without a picture ID but you can vote for Prez.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by captain not so obvious

i can't imagine giving the news to a group of old ladies living in apartments that they can no longer vote.

the grandmas going hysterical would have great political repercussions.

getting this amendment repealed is dead on arrival, intelligent politicians would not touch it.
it would be against the instinct to survive.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:51 AM
Property taxes make all of us renters, I'm afraid.
Just who are the "property owners" this guy is talking about?

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:57 AM

Judson Phillips said denying the right to vote to those who do not own property "makes a lot of sense" during a weekly radio program.

"The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote," Phillips said. "It wasn't you were just a citizen and you got to vote."

This is who Judson Phillips is:
The founder of the Tea Party Nation
Judson Phillips Wikipedia
The Tea Party Nation is the largest tea party group out there and the most vocal.

This isn't the only ignorant thing this tea bagger has said:

Tea Party Nation Founder: Let's Get Rid Of The 'Socialist' Methodist Church
Tea Party Nation Founder: 'A Wise Idea' To Only Let Property Owners Vote
Tea party's Judson Phillips defends essay attacking congressman for being Muslim
Tea Party Group Blames 'Leftist' for Giffords Shooting
Tea Party Nation Founder Judson Phillips: ‘I, Personally Have A Real Problem With Islam’

It just goes on and on. This guy is a nut. He is racist, an Islamophobe, a Homophobe, and preys on every negative stereotype he can to push his idiotic vitriol. His ideology is that only the rich, landed gentry (esquires) should have any say in running the country, everyone else GTFO.

Thankfully other Tea Parties don't trust the Tea Party Nation:
Tea Partier: 'Boycott The National Tea Party Convention'

Shane Brooks worked closely with convention organizer Judson Phillips and his Tea Party Nation (TPN) group, until a falling out last month in part over what Brooks saw as TPN's overly close relationship with the GOP, which Brooks distrusts. Now, Brooks, based in Texas, has posted a YouTube video urging fellow activists to "boycott the National Tea Party Convention," and declaring, "we will not allow Tea Party Nation or any group to achieve national leadership of this historic grassroots revolution by the people!"

Brooks's video also voices fears that the Republican Party aims to move in and co-opt the Tea Party movement. "We must not allow the Tea Parties and other patriotic grassroots movement to be hijacked by the GOP," it warns.

Too late, Mr. Brooks. Judson Phillips has already allowed the TPM to become nothing more than an extension for the GOP's radical fantasies.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:33 AM
F&S for posting this story but I gotta say that voter suppression has been the mainstay of the the republican party since it's inception. The fact that the Tea Party is also adopting this tactic is nothing more than proof that the two are one.

They're basic philosophy is that; "If you can't win the game, (election) under the current rules, (guidelines) just change the rules." Can't get much simpler than that and for a group of "simple-minded" people, nothing could be an easier sell.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:37 AM
I don't even count as 3/5ths of a person!
This is sub-slavery.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:42 AM
reply to post by captainnotsoobvious

Oh noes! Our leader spoke! Well, I guess we have to march lockstep because our leader spoke.

Oh, wait-a-minute!!

He's not MY leader, and I'm not a progressive. So I guess I don't HAVE to do what my "leadership" tells me.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:45 AM

Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
Well, I'll tell you what, "no taxation without representation" comes to mind here. If I'm not allowed to vote, then I shouldn't have to pay taxes.

Correction: I'm not bloody well going to pay taxes - period.
edit on 29-9-2011 by AnIntellectualRedneck because: (no reason given)

To me, you also then have to think of the reverse: "No representation without taxation."

The sentiment among many taxpayers is that no one should be allowed to vote UNLESS they are taxpayers.

Unless you are contributing to the tax "pool", then perhaps you should have no say in how the money is spent.

Funny how many Americans *think* they are taxpayers. But if you take all of the taxes they pay (sales tax, taxes witheld, etc.) and subtract it from the amount they GET from the government (earned income tax credits, tax payment refunds, other "entitlements", etc.), they actually end up with a tax liability of zero or even worse, they end up on the plus side...income redistribution, pure and simple.

Here's a quote:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy.
As to who initally made these observations, there is some debate; however, you can see how that is exactly what is happening in America (even though technically we are not a democracy, but a republic).

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:48 AM
Parasites need to vote for how much blood the host gives them.

This need to fuel and feed is what encourages the host to wage war against other hosts.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:50 AM
Everyone owns property, even homeless people.

I see many homeless people with shopping carts full of their property....... so everyone owns property, even kids.

Judson Phillips isn't that smart.


Your body is also your property, so it's technically impossible to not own property.
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