Barack Hussein Obama says he wants to “expand the franchise”, meaning he wishes to defeat Voter ID laws as the one we have in our state of Texas.
Underlying his message is the idea of all persons, including illegal immigrants and immigrants who haven’t successfully earned citizenship, given the right to vote. In the below video, he says we should be making it easier to vote. In other words, he wishes to control all ballots.
He frames his proposal, saying it would “counteract money more than anything. Let’s imagine where this could go.
Follow the progression:
- All persons are required to vote. What happens if a voter chooses not to do so? Think: ObamaCare penalties. Taxes. Elections would come under the heel of the Internal Revenue Service.
- Campaign contributions would become outlawed, if you understand this man’s history..
- Debates would be strictly controlled by government to the point of deciding eligibility of candidates.
- Ultimately, the leftist Democrat Party would have total control of government.
Compulsory voting is a system in which electors are obliged to vote in elections or attend a polling place on voting day. If an eligible voter does not attend a polling place, he or she may be subject to punitive measures such as fines or community service. As of August 2013, 22 countries were recorded as having laws for compulsory voting and 11 of these 22 countries as enforcing these laws in practice. – Wikipedia
Fines? Community service?
Voting may be seen as a civic right rather than a civic duty. While citizens may exercise their civil rights (free speech, right to an attorney, etc.) they are not compelled to. Furthermore, compulsory voting may infringe other rights. For example, Jehovah’s Witnesses and most Christadelphians believe that they should not participate in political events. Forcing them to vote ostensibly denies them their freedom of religious practice. In some countries with compulsory voting, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others may be excused on these grounds. If however they are forced to go to the polling place, they can still use a blank or invalid vote.
Similarly, compulsory voting may be seen as an infringement of Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees freedom of political opinion and thus the right of citizens to believe in a political system other than a democratic one, such as an absolute monarchy. However, it may also be argued that citizens may legitimately be required to vote since the right to believe in a different political system does not conflict with the obligation to conform with legal requirements of the system in place.
Another argument against compulsory voting, prevalent among legal scholars in the United States, is that it is essentially a compelled speech act, which violates freedom of speech because the freedom to speak necessarily includes the freedom not to speak. – Wikipedia
Can it work for us? It works for North Korea.
In our country, voting is a duty, not an obligation. Government cannot force us to vote – at least not for the time being.
Be advised. Our Tyrant-in-Chief has less than two years in his term to use his pen and his telephone to trample our republican form of government, the freest nation in the history of the world.