Compulsory – A Word That Fits In California

In California, if you are going to drive a motor vehicle, you must have a driver’s license. Well, this is the norm for practically every state on the face of the earth. However, in California, when you acquire a driver’s license you are automatically registered to vote, unless you opt out.

If a law proposed by California Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael gets the governor’s signature, registered voters will be punished if they do not vote. What’s’s the next logical step? You probably guess compulsory voter registration.

Because the voter registration process is inextricably integrated into the licensing of vehicle drivers illegal aliens and even tourists can register to vote, if the do not acquire the license under AB 60.

Here in Texas, we have specific requirements that qualify a person to vote. Despite our best efforts, voter fraud runs rampant in Texas. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton documents the instances of voter fraud in the Lone Start State. One can only imagine the degree of voter fraud in California due to lax voter registration requirements.

In June of 2019, the Pew Research Center estimated the illegal alien population at 10.7 million. Almost one million live in the Los Angeles metropolitan areas, alone. Substantial illegal alien populations are in the metropolitan areas of the California cities of San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and Riverside.

What about foreign tourists to California? “Nearly 42 million visitors arrived in the Golden State on domestic flights last year [2017]….“. Officially, no, but the only requirement is residency. If a tourist acquires a proof of residency, something very easy to do, the tourist could apply for a driver’s license and get it.

The point is this: the leftists governments of California strive to override federal law, American jurisprudence, and legal precedents that effectively separate California from the rest of the country.

Throughout America, we accept compulsory governmental requirements for a variety of routine activities: education, taxes, traffic laws, etc.

When the Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – made the purchase of insurance from non-government companies compulsory, a majority of our fellow citizens were angered. I expect a similar reaction to compulsory voting by registered voters.

Compulsory seems to fit present-day California, but I hope the rest of the country holds a different point of view.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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