Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why Would GOP Repress Voter Registration?

Here is why the republicans are trying to repress voter registration.

Shortly before the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, Paul Weyrich — a principal architect of today's Republican Party — scolded evangelicals who believed in democracy. "Many of our Christians have what I call the 'goo goo' syndrome — good government," said Weyrich, who co-founded Moral Majority with Jerry Falwell. "They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. . . . As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." (I added the emphasis)

1 comment:

  1. This is like the elephant in the room in terms of the election, if those who have been marginalized exercise their right to vote this election will be a landslide, but that has rarely happened in the past.