SURPRISE! Totalitarian Liberals Want to Make it MANDATORY TO VOTE
If progressives get their way, you will be forced to participate in the American election process and you will like it.
Choosing to stay home on election day will no longer be an option. For people who claim to believe in choice, the left sure loves force.
Just yesterday, this was published at the liberal outlet The Atlantic:
A Feasible Roadmap to Compulsory Voting
Not enough people vote. It’s a perennial source of concern in American politics. There’s no shortage of reforms designed to address the problem, but one idea that seems particularly promising, at least in theory, is compulsory voting. It would produce much higher turnout for the obvious reason that it requires people to vote. It’s long been dismissed, though, as an impossible pipe dream, unlikely to ever happen in the United States. But if reformers were to start at the municipal level, they could set into motion forces that might lead to its nationwide adoption.
Start with some statistics: In years with presidential elections, voter turnout peaks at just above 60 percent. In off-year elections, turnout dips to 40 percent or less. In November 2014, only 36 percent of eligible voters went to the polls—the lowest share in more than 70 years. Participation this paltry calls into question the political system’s legitimacy. It also hints that election outcomes might be quite different if more people bothered to show up.
Gee. Where did they get that idea?
CNN reported in March of this year:
Obama: Maybe it’s time for mandatory voting
The president whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance thinks maybe voting should be mandatory, too.
Asked how to offset the influence of big money in politics, President Barack Obama suggested it’s time to make voting a requirement.
“Other countries have mandatory voting,” Obama said Wednesday in Cleveland, where he spoke about the importance of middle class economics, and was asked about the issue during a town hall.
“It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything,” he said, adding it was the first time he had shared the idea publicly.
You know who else has mandatory voting? North Korea.
That’s where we’re headed if progressives stay in charge.