Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ann Coulter's a Moron, But You Knew That

Ann Coulter is a moron. Read from one of her recent bullshit email spooges about repealing the 26th Amendment:
Adopted in 1971 at the tail end of the Worst Generation's anti-war protests, the argument for allowing children to vote was that 18-year-olds could drink and be conscripted into the military, so they ought to be allowed to vote.

But 18-year-olds aren't allowed to drink anymore. We no longer have a draft. In fact, while repealing the 26th Amendment, we ought to add a separate right to vote for members of the military, irrespective of age.

Is she seriously saying that our military should automatically get to vote because they're in the military? Yes, she is.

That's the equivalent of saying shoemakers should be allowed to vote at 16. NOTHING about being in the military makes one more qualified than another to vote, any more than IQ, BMI, or HDL.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

The woman's an idiot. And an attention whore, like all of them.

Kal said...

I am thinking of that line from Starship Troopers - "Service means citizenship."

Anne Colter is a dried up cunt. Sorry for my salty language but that is all I think about when I see her stupid face.

Kay Dennison said...

I think that Ann Coulter is given any kind of credibilty is astounding and a testimony to how much our collective IQ has dropped.

Look in the dictionary under 'bitch' and you'll find her picture.

Pearl said...

She's a has-been and beneath contempt.


Douglas said...

She may well be a moron (though I suspect she really isn't... earning a law degree tends to rule that out) but she has cleverly pointed out that the arguments for the 26th Amendment are no longer valid. And poses it through a question (to paraphrase): Why is attaining the 18th year of life any more reason to grant the legal right to vote than would be service in the military?

Even those we disagree with sometimes have a valid point to make.

Ricky Shambles said...

Yes and thanks Debra, Kal, Kay, Pearl!

Douglas? I can't really agree that she has a valid point. The portion of the point - 18 being a rather arbitrary number - is fine, but why change it? You could go older or younger and lose/gain ignorance and engagement either way.

Her comment that military get the right to vote automatically is absurd because the right to vote needs to be based on something universal and across the board, not military or eye color or maybe we just take that back from the blacks?

To me, this is another case of the right wing getting all sanctimonious about the blessings of the Constitution - except the parts they don't really agree with.