Dallas, 1980, Paul Weyrich, founding father of the U.S. conservative movement, address a Religious Right gathering and puts forth the following statement:
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.
In other words, if we stop them from voting, we win!
But who is this Weyrich person? Paul Weyrich was a leading figurehead in the New Right movement of the last few decades. He co-founded the conservative think tanks, the Heritage Foundation, the Free Congress Foundation, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). You may have heard of these organizations. If you haven’t, please do a search online to learn more about their influence on American politics.
The U.S. has always been very open about their disdain for democracy. Specially the shameless Republican Party.
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