When folks show you who they are, accept it, and respond accordingly.
From pretty much the first moment the Teabaggers appeared on the scene, we here at JJP called them for what we saw them to be- racist reactionaries.
Take their country back?
Back from whom?
Back to when?
Repealing the 17th Amendment, which would end direct election of U.S. Senators and return Senate elections to the purview of state legislatures.
When they came up with this bullshyt about the 14th Amendment, we tried to break it down for you – the foundation of every gain made because of Brown v Board is rooted in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. You can believe that ‘ birthright citizenship’ trojan horse if you want, but the CONservatives have been itching for a way to destroy Brown, and if they have to destroy an amendment to the Constitution in order for that to happen, oh well.
So, here we go again:
Tea Party Nation President Says It ‘Makes A Lot Of Sense’ To Restrict Voting Only To Property Owners
Every week, the Tea Party Nation hosts a weekly radio program, calling itself a “home for conservatives.” Two weeks ago, Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips hosted the program and discussed changes that he felt should be made to voting rights in the United States. He explained that the founders of the country originally put “certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote.” He continued, “One of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners”:
PHILLIPS: The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know, you obviously would not think about today. But one of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.
This isn’t some mere follower, or volunteer. It’s TEA PARTY NATION PRESIDENT.
Non-property owners shouldn’t vote?
What is this, 1749?
They are as anti-democratic (small d) as possible. They don’t believe in an America that is representative of everyone that is here. When they say ‘ real’ Americans, they aren’t thinking about anyone who isn’t White, and if you’re White, you don’t live in urban areas.
And, they are delusional.
But, TOWN summed them up and their world view as well as anyone could:
Flash forward to 2010, the descendants of these fools named themselves the “Tea Party” and they want their America back, the America where blacks were not seen and not heard and knew their places, where women sat at home barefoot and pregnant, where all the Hispanics were south of the border and where the white man was King.
These people need these myths to survive; that’s why no sense can be talked into them.
They are who we thought were…plain and simple.
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