For some strange reason — I would like to think it “open mindedness”, but it is more likely a genetic defect — I occasionally go looking in places where I know I will find abhorrent opinions that illustrate how the root of much right wing thinking these days is, at its heart, intellectually dishonest.
And so I found an article titled Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American.
In it, the author argues that, because poor people disagree with him, encouraging them to vote is un-American. It completely escapes the author that one of the fundamental principles of democracy — American democracy, in particular — is that people are permitted to think what they wish, say what they think, and vote for their own leaders.
Elsewhere, he shows an inability to connect the dots between raising barriers against society’s vulnerable voting, and denying them the vote.
And here at the Big Bad Blog, we’re simply flabbergasted.