Let no vote go unsuppressed

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 at 05:37 PM

Paul Weyrich, moralist supreme, has said so many frightening things about Christian conservative revolutions, tearing down modern institutions, and the like, that my hair curls whenever I actually hear the name.

But I somehow missed this little gem from The Moral One, until I came across it today on a People for the American Way web site:

I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of the 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.
Paul Weyrich in 1979, addressing a "training session for 15,000 conservative preachers in Dallas."

Apparently voteliness is not next to Godliness.

Again, Weyrich is the guy to whom the Republican leadership kowtows, the guy who hosts a weekly lunch at which Republican power figures come to suck up and to be chastised for not being diligent enough in furthering the Weyrich Christian right agenda.

My, my, I wonder why all us leftist conspiracy theorists keep harping on Florida's attempt to suppress black voters, Ohio's attempts (by the least black black man on earth) to suppress black voters, the real potential for systematic vote fraud through manipulation of electronic voting and vote-counting machines, etc. Guess we're all just paranoid.