Conservative editor: Young Americans ‘so frickin’ stupid’ they shouldn’t get to vote

Samantha 2012/06/01 21:48:21
It's no surprise a conservative extremist is advocating disenfranchising another group that doesn't, in general, support the extremism of conservatives. Therefore, he demeans young people. As a young woman, I think Goldberg looks creepy, and he's proving he doesn't understand freedom. Of course, it's important to keep in mind Goldberg most likely has the same narrow, ethnocentric world view as Farmer Boy.

Appearing in a video published online on Thursday, Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large for the neoconservative National Review Online website, explains that he believes letting 18-year-old Americans vote is a big mistake that should be taken back.

Advocating that conservatives should “literally” beat young people into political submission, Goldberg said that young voters are “so frickin’ stupid about so many things,” which is why, in his view, the system must change.

Goldberg’s advocacy of taking the vote away from a large segment of the population is somewhat ironic.

The Nazis, however, relied on denying the right to vote in order to elevate Hitler to the level of dictator, using their brown shirt thugs to block German politicians from entering the Kroll Opera House in Berlin in 1933, after the Reichstag had burned down. Because they succeeded in preventing Nazi opponents from entering the opera house, only National Socialist Party leaders were present to vote on Adolf Hitler’s Enabling Law. They voted in favor, giving him dictatorial powers, and soon the country was totally under Hitler’s authority.

Today, Robert A. Taft, a conservative leader who oppose Dwight Eisenhower's nomination in 1952 said the following, in 1945, about the role of government in American life. “If the free enterprise system does not do its best to prevent hardship and poverty, it will find itself superseded by a less progressive system which does.” In the speech, he urged Congress to “undertake to put a floor under essential things, to give all a minimum standard of decent living, and to all children a fair opportunity to get a start in life.”

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  • Jiorgia 2012/06/01 22:00:07
    in other words he is saying
    agree with me
  • HoneyBadger 2012/06/01 21:57:33
    Pol Pot made it policy to slaughter anyone who could speak another language, had an education, etc. in order to propel his year Zero on the backs of his brainwashed conscripted orphans, who were the enforcement corps in Cambodia during the Vietnam crisis.

    khmer rouge
  • cellophane 2012/06/01 21:56:39
    Of course, Jonah means that 18 year olds should lost the right to vote who have not been to Christian youth camps where they can learn how to vote properly.

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