May 28, 2024

Mandatory Voting

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.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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