Constitutional Originalism Antonin Scalia Can Get Behind

Tea Party Nation prez Judson Phillips plays Amendment-Repeal Bingo, fills his card:

The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know, you obviously would not think about today. But one of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.

Surprised? Oh, come now. It was only a matter of time.

Tea Party Nation President Says It ‘Makes A Lot Of Sense’ To Restrict Voting Only To Property Owners [ThinkProgress]

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An awful lot of teabaggers would be disappointed to realize that “owning” a double-wide on rented land probably doesn’t count…

I’ll bear that in mind the next time my sorry renting ass votes in a primary or attends a neighborhood association meeting or reports a pothole to the city (and I don’t even own a car!).

@al2o3cr: No, they’d probably love it, particularly if it included owning slaves. You know they’re all annoyed at the uppity negroes in the US now, swaggering around, stealing welfare money, excelling at sports and rap music, and generally sticking it to the man far more successfully than Teabaggers themselves.

@IanJ: Yeah, let’s go all the way and make it white male property owners. That would take Sarah Palin off the table.


I wonder if the ones “you obviously would not think about today” was referring to only men voting or only white men voting.

@Capt Howdy: I don’t think there’s any question most Teabaggers mean only white men. Can’t take the chance of another Kenyan Muslim working his way up through the political system.

I believe this is the same judson phillips
As a Tennessean, I should apologize for this scumbag but that would mean I would have to apologize for all the other lunatic teabaggers here bouts as well and I don’t have that much time even though I will probably make it to 90 if family dna isn’t overwhelmed by lifestyle choices.

Do black property owners get only 3/5 of a vote?


hey! missed y’all too.

I was away and then I was BUSY.
still am busy actually.

@Capt Howdy: I’m glad that you stopped by. I’d been thinking about asking the peanut gallery if anyone knew how you’re doing. Glad to know you’re well. Busy is good, too. :-*

When you think about it, this property owners-only kind of makes sense. Can you yell at someone “get off my lawn” if you are only renting?

You know, yesterday the perfect analogy finally hit me: the Democratic equivalent to the GOP’s riding the Tea Party back into power would be for the Democratic party to promote and foster Lyndon Larouche’s crazies and have that movement ease them back into power. That’s how insane the current state of affairs really is.

@Dodgerblue: Vaginas and melanin just muddle voters’ minds. Gotta keep it pure. Did male property-owning Jews have the right to vote in 1789, or were they considered non-white? You don’t want to take yourself out of the picture.

@jwmcsame: I was going to crack a line about Oregon not having to apologize for anybody, but then I remembered Phil Knight. Not even Matt Groening makes up for that.

@al2o3cr: I’m sure they’d limit it to property appraised at greater than one million bucks.

Why limit it to property appraised a greater than a mil? Those are wall-to-wall here in Sea-town. Why not require equity in excess of $1 M? There goes the reverse-carpet-bagging, mortgaged over their eyeballs, “no socialism,” nuevo rico crowd, along with the rest of us piss-ons.

@SanFranLefty: Yeah, even though they were all Sephardic. Immigration by the annoying Ashkenazi didn’t start until later.

@Serolf Divad: I love the LaRuchies obsession with the English crown and how it secretly dominates the world. A nation that can’t organize traffic is somehow seen as being the evil mastermind of everything! I got hit up on by a couple of them at Newark airport years back when such things were still allowed. When they heard my accent they went into a frenzy of sneering imitations as if they were daringly mocking Satan. I, of course, got immediately up on my high horse and started using words like ‘impertinent’ and ‘scalawag’ and went to give the airport authorities an earful. Aren’t they to the right of the teabaggers? I don’t think anyone on the left ever claims to be a libertarian. We had anarchists before they all blew themselves up.

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