Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year?
Note. Conservative posters are against mandatory voting. The reason is obvious, and it has nothing to do with liberty.
As Paul Weyrich, the co-founder of ALEC said in 1980 when he was helping run the Reagan campaign, Republican chances in elections go up as the number of people turning out to vote goes down:
“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."
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Yes and limited to tax paying (as opposed to tax recieving) non felon land owners.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
Five plus years ago I posed the same question .. Today, the no vote is stronger than ever..
IMO, voting must be mandatory, but, campaign and campaign finance reform must also occur... There must be an option "none of the above"..