But why, when the Republicans are SO patriotic, would their leadership not only ignore such flagrant attacks against democracy, but often actively support, defend, and even participate in such outrageous felonies and accusations? What could their rationale possibly be?
It's right here, complete with a link to a 40-second video, where Heritage Foundation founder Paul Weyrich gave a speech in 1980 to fifteen thousand Baptist preachers in Dallas. The audience included Ronald Reagan and Jerry Falwell. During that speech, he says:
"I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."
That, sirs, is why the Republican party - or at least the Republican elite - believe in America...but NOT in Democracy.