Here’s a first: something worth reading in USA Today. The subject – making voting mandatory. Read their article.
Personally, I cringe at the very thought of who a law like this might bring to the polls; however, it’s a good idea. Obviously something needs to be done in the U.S. to get our citizenry to take personal responsibility for themselves.
It won’t be one law that turns the corner; it’s going to take a change in attitude. So why not start with this idea? A $20 fine would motivate a lot of people to get out to vote. Given the ease of absentee voting, it’s hardly an inconvenience and may prove quite interesting as a social experiment.