Let’s hop in the Wayback Machine and fly off to a magical time known as “1980,” when Paul Weyrich, who is regarded as the”founding father of the conservative movement,” admitted something we already know today: Conservatives don’t want everyone to vote.
“I don’t want everybody to vote,” Weyrich, the founder of ALEC and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, said at a right-wing conference in Dallas, Texas. “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.”
And conservatives followed suit, with fearmongering about voter fraud and laws that are designed to prevent those who would vote against the GOP from voting — even resurrecting poll taxes from the shameful bits of America’s history we would rather forget.
If you have ever doubted that voter suppression is a core tenet of conservatives, you now now otherwise.
Watch this refreshing, yet disgusting, bit of honesty, below: