Rep. Steve King Doesn’t Want You To Vote

One good thing about the GOP going off the deep end is that they are becoming less cautious about revealing their actual policy positions. We’ve always known they hate women, immigrants, blacks, homosexuals and the poor, but they haven’t been so open about it in decades. This lets conservatives pretend they’re not actually voting for bigots, misogynists and people who hate the very idea of democracy.

Thank goodness for politicians like Steve King! Steve King is not afraid to just lay his cards out on the table:

As I roll this thing back and I think of American history, there was a time in American history when you had to be a male property owner in order to vote. The reason for that was, because they wanted the people who voted — that set the public policy, that decided on the taxes and the spending — to have some skin in the game.

Such honesty from a Republican is so very refreshing. And it’s becoming more common!! I wrote about this in March. Conservatives really do not want full participation in our democracy. They want to be ruled by a small, elite group of the rich and powerful; the “job creators” that are spoken of with a increasingly disturbing amount of reverence. It’s as if these people who broke the world economy in the first place are the only ones to be trusted to look out for the little guy in the distorted worldview of the conservative.

All this talk of “voter fraud” is just an excuse to reduce the pool of voters even further. If Rep. King had his way, only landowners would vote. And then it would be White landowners. Then Male, White landowners and, finally, only those that owned enough land.

Rep. King longs for the rule of the Oligarchy where the rich and powerful hold the reins of power and the rest of us are beholden to their largesse.

Rep. King has publicly declared his disgust for American democracy and the GOP’s War on Voting is just an extension of the Right’s disgust for our most basic right: the right to determine our own destiny as a people.

Rep. King does not want “We, the People”, he wants “We, the Wealthy.”

Exercise your right to vote next year and send King and the GOP a message: We will not allow you to steal our rights and our future!