Tuesday, September 6, 2011


This weeks Village Idiot ...

Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum says that registering the poor to vote is un-American and akin to "handing out burglary tools to criminals."

Over two hundred years ago one of the key arguments made against giving ordinary folk (i.e. you and me) the right to vote was that we couldn't be trusted to do what the elites and blue bloods do. Simply put - the argument goes - ordinary people aren't up to the task of democracy.

This line of thinking was used to keep blacks and women from voting throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The masses, according to Vadum, should just shut up and accept their station in life. What an idiot.

This guy should be wearing a helmet.

- Mark

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