Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Not Even Hiding It

All that talk about new state laws to make voting harder for some people in order to prevent voter fraud is apparently too much sugarcoating for this fellow:

Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum is just going to come right out and say it: registering the poor to vote is un-American and “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,” Vadum, the author of a book published by World Net Daily that attacks the now-defunct community organizing group ACORN, writes in a column for the American Thinker.

“Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn’t about helping the poor,” Vadum writes. “It’s about helping the poor to help themselves to others’ money. It’s about raw so-called social justice. It’s about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers.”

Well, as long as we’re talking about “non-productive segments of the population,” why don’t we take away the right to vote from CEO’s whose companies don’t pay one dime in taxes? Or all those trust-fund babies who spend their time between Punta Gorda and the Hamptons living off their grandfather’s inheritance? All they’re doing is helping themselves to others’ money.