Tea Party Leader Wants To Restrict Voting Rights To Property Owners

Posted by | November 30, 2010 11:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

Tea Party Nation head Judson Phillips pines for the day when there was more restrictive voting, as he seemed to suggest on his radio show. (h/t Think Progress).

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.

Why is it conservatives tend to fight for fewer voters?

Supreme Court justice Anthony Scalia, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), and Sen.-elect Mike Lee (R-UT) have all advocated for repealing the 17th Amendment, which would end direct election of U.S. Senators and return Senate elections to the purview of state legislatures. (via Tea Party Nationalism)

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