It is a bad thing and needs to be rectified.
People just bitch and bitch, but then don't vote. A better push for participation and education on the issues/candidates would be a good direction to take.
Still, I get a bit pissy when I hear anyone propose compulsory voting in this country, just sickening to me. People have as much right to not vote as they do to vote. Pretty sure that would be unconstitutional, so nothing to worry about there.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
In theory low voter turnout should lead us to a technocracy, in practice it's shifting us towards hardliners.
"The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon
I think universal suffrage is ridiculous.
I believe that there should be age (older than 18 for most people), education, property ownership (home and or business), and military service requirements to voting.
Not necessarily all of them for everyone, but some mix of the above.
I'm fine with an 18-year-old in the military voting, and I'm okay with a 40-year-old voting even though he may never have been in the military so long as he has a college education and owns his own home, or maybe no college education but owns a home and business, or, you get the idea.
But allowing every idiot with a GED and a FOX News addiction to vote is crazy, as is allowing folks who have been receiving welfare generationally since we became the "Great Society" that we are.
“Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.