Friday, October 22, 2004

"Disenfranchise" nonsense...lies, if you will

From Jonah Goldberg:

"Already, in state after state, the Democrats have said that voter confusion over how to vote constitutes voter disenfranchisement. But, as George Will recently noted, disenfranchisement is something the government does to you. It's not something you do to yourself. If you can't figure out how to fill in the ovals or punch the chads - and some minority of voters will always botch it - that doesn't mean your right to vote was rescinded. It means that you didn't take your right to vote seriously enough to pay attention to the instructions.

"Democracy requires two things: an electorate that takes its responsibilities seriously and small-d democrats of all parties who take the process seriously.

"Judged on these two criteria, it's hard to see how the Democrats can call themselves democrats."

Not that liberals understand this. Since nothing's ever really your fault in their eyes, then you can't nullify your own vote through must have been done TO you!