Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Religious Right Activist, 1980: "I Don't Want Everybody To Vote"

The Republican drive to suppress the vote is longstanding. Back in 1980, Paul Weyrich, religious right activist, said at a Dallas conference, “Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.” Watch:


Michael J. Mand said...

I think most people can learn from Jewish Americans. We learned a long time ago that the best way to effect change is to vote. Attempts to suppress voting is usually aimed at groups and not individuals. Legislation enacted to discourage those groups from exercising their rights is nothing short of disgusting. Weyrich makes my point quite effectively.

Jeff Tone said...

I have documented here a number of Republicans who admit that the aim is to suppress the vote among Democratic constituents.