Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | October 1, 2009

Voting rights only for those who vote your way

In an ideal world, anyway. That’s the bottom line for conservatives John Derbyshire and Ann Coulter, according to Talking Points Memo, which recounts Derbyshire’s appearance Alan Colmes radio show:

“What is the case against female suffrage?” Colmes asked. “The conservative case against it is that women lean hard to the left,” Derbyshire responded nonsensically.

And:

Previously, Ann Coulter has suggested that women shouldn’t have the right to vote:

If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.

Wow: The ends justify the means, apparently. It explains widespread conservative support of torture, of broad executive powers when the president happens to be a Republican, of violating the separation of church and state, and so much more.

I was taught in my conservative, fundamentalist Christian schools that the ends never justify the means, that situational ethics, or consequentialism, are wrong. What happened to that principle?

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