The American Thinker - a web site that leans to the right of the Tea Party, apparently - is making waves with an article that argues that people living in poverty shouldn't be allowed to vote:
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.
Maybe we could just buy the poor people and count them as 3/5ths a person...
This piece is about as unAmerican as it gets.
National Coalition for the Homeless
2201 P St NW
Washington, DC 20037