Obama Broaches the Idea of 'Mandatory Voting'

While discussing money in politics on Wednesday, President Obama broached a topic normally confined to academic circles: A law requiring people to vote, reports David Jackson at USA Today.

“In Australia, and some other countries, there’s mandatory voting,” Obama said while taking questions at the City Club of Cleveland. “It would be transformative if everybody voted. That would counteract money more than anything.”

Oh yeah, this really improves the functioning of government. Argentina, the Congo and Greece are among the 22 countries that coerce people into voting.

And just why does Obama think that coercing people to vote won’t result in power players attempting to spend money influencing how they will vote?

As Lew Rockwell would say, this is about pushing and grinding the people around and nothing more.

Reprinted from Target Liberty.

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