Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Republicans and Disenfranchisement

Most Republicans are not as openly longing for a return of Jim Crow as Jonah Goldberg and Ann Coulter. Goldberg has called for a return of literacy tests to weed out voters he considers undesirable. Coulter went him one better in 2006 when she called for a return of both literacy tests and poll taxes. More and more conservatives have come to believe that democracy is a failed experiment and want to return to a time when only Right Thinking People are granted the ability to vote. A few of the techniques being used follow:
For historical comparison here are Jim Crow disenfranchisement techniques. The New Face of Jim Crow.

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