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Desperation: Obama Surrogate Calls to Make Voting Mandatory

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by DOC44, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

    Feb 3, 2011
    Southern Maryland
    Wow, just wow.

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  2. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Re: OP. This comes as no surprise. Originally the franchise only pertained to property owners. It's near universal extension incorporated many citizens into the electoral process whose participation was never envisioned or desired by the founding fathers. Given that there is nothing in the Constitution to preclude it, why would requiring qualified citizens to participate in the electoral process be problematic?
  3. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

    Dec 31, 1998
    Indianapolis, IN
    They leave out the principal question: if someone does NOT vote, what is the penalty inflicted for not voting?
  4. DOC44


    Jan 10, 2004
    in my recliner
    Vote or Die, MFer


  5. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    All men upon reaching age 18 are required to register with the Selective Service. That is the law. Other than the squatter and a few other criminals, most if not all men comply. Yet the COTUS does not authorize a draft. Why would requiring citizens to vote be any different? If some find it objectionable, the same has been true of the draft. Yet we were all told that we had to comply with the law as it was in the national interest for us to all be registered so that we could be drafted to protect the world from communism. Why should being required by law to exercise ones franchise be seen any differently that being required to give up several years of your life in military service to act as rental soldiers for old europe and various middle eastern client states?
  6. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

    Dec 31, 1998
    Indianapolis, IN
    Now THAT election would be eventful! Inner city homeboys and rural rednecks finally agreeing on something!

    I might even vote early to fulfill my civic duty, and then join the opposition hijinks afterwards!
  7. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

    Dec 31, 1998
    Indianapolis, IN
    Because registering for the draft has been ruled by the US Supreme Court to have a valid constitutional aspect, namely the war powers granted to Congress by the Constitution. Mandatory voting does not have such a constitutional basis.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2012
  8. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

    He can deploy the NBPP as enforcers. They already have experience and expertise in the voter intimidation field anyway.
  9. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

    Dec 31, 1998
    Indianapolis, IN
    You'll get that voting lever into my hands when you force it into my cold dead fingers!
  10. QNman

    QNman resU deretsigeR Silver Member

    Oct 5, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Folks, if you didn't take the time to watch the Southpark YouTube video at the bottom of this article... you should. It is far more entertaining and, frankly,says more than the article about the silliness of this persons "campaign".
  11. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    I suppose "they" will come with guns to escort us to the voting booth, to force our liberty upon us.


    Some people have nothing. What is the pressure you bring to bear on them to make them comply? If you have nothing to lose, then force is the default.
  12. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    One more reason why Obama MUST be defeated.

  13. I wonder what else will become mandatory in this country by the end of Obama's second term?
  14. walt cowan

    walt cowan

    Feb 18, 2005
    this is why the ussr had a 99% turn out. hard to say your the serve the people's will when less than 40% voted in a election.
  15. HexHead


    Jul 16, 2009
    It will be the New Black Panthers that show up at your door to escort you to the polls.
  16. nursetim


    Mar 1, 2006
    liberalville N. M.
    I would go a step further, mandatory voting, EXCEPT those recieving government benefits. I could go for that.
  17. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Given that the little boys and girls in the black robes have decided that corporations are persons and that money is speech, it would not be a problem for that same bunch to find a Constitutional shred upon which to predicate a basis for requiring citizens to vote. Given that the ruling on corporate personhood and money as speech were very much driven to serve a particular political interest, there would be no legitimate basis to argue that requiring all citizens to vote was not also perfectly in the national interest.
  18. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    The process of enforcement would not be difficult. Just look at how successful have been the efforts of conservatives to win the drug war.

    Forcing liberty? No. Requiring participation in the elective process. The willingness of the citizen is respected exactly as in requiring registration for and compliance with the draft.