From the far right "American Thinker," an item entitled, "Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American."
"Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?
"Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery.
Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals."
This drive to dismember American democracy is very real. The forces behind it are the country's richest, most powerful who want a corporatist state and seek to achieve just that by sowing fear and anger that destabilizes, divides and sets against each other those who otherwise might thwart them. Theirs is the culmination of a decline that began fully three decades ago and is manifest in today's permanent "warfare state."