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Published on Dec 15, 2011
Paul Weyrich, "father" of the right-wing movement tells his flock that he doesn't want everybody to vote. He complains that fellow Christians have "Goo-Goo Syndrome": Good Government. Classic clip from 1980.
"Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. 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." This is what Paul Weyrich told a conservative christian audience in 1980.
Weyrich is considered one of the fathers of the modern right-wing movement because he co-founded several of the organizations that serve as the foundation of today's conservative movement. Weyrich co-founded the billionaire-funded Heritage Foundation, Council for National Policy, Moral Majority, Coalitions for America, and American Legislative Exchange Council.