Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Village Idiot of the Day: October 27, 2009: pt-king

We've heard a rumor that I Hate Canton went to grade and high school with "pt-king." We don't know, but we hope not. Especially after yesterday's declamation in Letter: President Focuses Our Attention on Important Matters that only people who are "smart enough" to be landowners should be allowed to vote. Holy Frank Manello!

pt-king
Wow...this guy has truly bought into the smoke and mirrors and is clueless about what is really happening. Another great reason why only land owners should vote.

pt-king
No Don, I meant landowners. Generally if you are smart enough to save up and buy land you are smart enough to vote.

We are fully cognizant of the Founding Father's fear of the rabble as well as what at the time could be construed as sound reasons to limit the franchise to the landed.

We are also cognizant of the current conservative discourse on the folly of universal suffrage. In September, John Derbyshire, for instance, told Alan Colmes that he wouldn't lose any sleep if women were disenfranchised since they "want someone to help raise their kids, and if men aren’t inclined to do it — and in the present days, they’re not much — then they’d like the state to do it for them.” (Ann Coulter agrees with Derb. Take away women's vote and the Democratic Party folds).

This was too much even for mainstream disenfranchisers who responded that women in this day and age actually own property in their own name and run their own businesses; therefore are worthy of a place at the table. Disenfranchisement fan Chris Wysoki, draws the line at gender (and race) restriction, but argues that voting should be proportionate to the amount of taxes one pays. That is, the more taxes one pays, the more political clout he or she should have.

No one asks who Madison and Mason would consider the rabble today: rent seekers or Wall Street golden paratroopers.

Well, whatever.

With the enactment of universal manhood suffrage, the 17th Amendment, and woman suffrage, it's been under the bridge for decades. It's unlikely that Americans, outside of Ann Coulter, would vote to take their own vote away.

pt-king, Village Idiot of the Day, October 27, 2009

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"No Don, I meant landowners. Generally if you are smart enough to save up and buy land you are smart enough to vote."

Looks like pt-king proved that little ditty wrong all by himself.

- Don Cirelli

John E said...

I have taken yet another hiatus from the Rep. Tidbits such as this make me realize I probably made the right choice.

Don't worry. I am haunting in the background, but as Margaret said to another poster, "The real conservatives have left this forum long ago." She's right.

mary said...

You're right John. Margaret hit the nail on the head.

I think back and remember all the good Republicans, the one's that really had something to offer are gone. Literally disappeared.

It reminds me of the song 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone' As a long-time commentor, I remember some really great one's; Wendel, Lee, etc.

John, I think you're one of the very few good one's we have left, so please don't go away for good.

As for PT-King, I really think she should be inducted into the Idiot Hall of Fame. She'd probably turn to the other idiots, and say; "What are you doing here, you're not a big of idiot as I am !? She'd be right, for a change.

kdougherty said...

I do read the comments but hardly ever post. At the ohio.com I am rarely attacked for just being a Republican. I noticed Bill Hardie has not been around lately, either. As for Wendell, I may be wrong but I thought he died awhile ago. Take Care all....

mary said...

Oh Bill Hardie is alive and well, and still very much the same ole Hardie. I just read a few of his raves and rants. lol

I think you're talking of the Wendell from Massillon that died a few years ago., I really miss him. He was so intelligent. and could quote every word that Mark Twain ever said. That wasn't the Wendell I was speaking of though, there was another Wendell about that same time. Can't recall his last name. He and Martin Olson used to debate a little. I admired them both, because they always kept their composure. He left about the same time Lee Baxter did. He was great too. I still exchange e-mails with him, and he's still delightful.

kdougherty said...

I was not defending either of them. Just saying...

mary said...

Dougherty, I don;t know who you're talking to or who you're talking about, lol, about the defending, but if it's me, I never thought you were defending anyone.
Sorry if I gave that impression.