Marion Algier – Ask Marion
In true progressive fashion, President Obama, whose party was decisively beaten in the 2014 midterm elections due to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting on Wednesday.
“It would be transformative if everybody voted,” Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.”
Mr. Obama raised the subject during a discussion of curbing the influence of campaign donations in U.S. elections. The president said he had never discussed the idea publicly before, but said Australia and some other countries have compulsory voting. And although that may be the case, forcing the poor and those they control, dictatorships generally also require that everyone vote.
Freedom means voting or not voting. If the Founding Fathers thought making voting compulsory would help America while making freedom a priority, it would have been part of the Constitution.
There is nothing more dangerous than uninformed people being forced to vote, or an uninformed electorate being bought or manipulated.
Let us remember that the Democrats are experts at getting out the vote, even if they have to drive illegals or unregistered voters to the polls and give them the names of dead people and even dead pets to vote as… often several times.
More at The Washington Times ^ – March 18, 2015 – Dave Boyer