With the "dumbed down" society that we have today, I'm sure that many might say this is a good idea. Their comment would likely be that since people should take the responsibility to vote, forcing the vote would accomplish that. Really?
The problem with that is that life in America is supposed to be one that is largely voluntary. Death and taxes are traditionally the only things required and, if you don't mind prison, I guess you could not pay your taxes as well.
Now there area a few nations that require voting, surprisingly the list includes Australia, but voting should be something we do out of our sense of duty not because we might have to pay a fine if we don't. And there's another thing. Today we make voting so easy with early voting, motor voting and the like, that if someone isn't interested in voting it should be his or her choice. If they don't care what happens in an election I would frankly rather not have them vote. Of course, there are a lot of people who vote that I wish didn't. Voting without being informed is what has gotten us into the problem where we find ourselves today.
Where could this lead us? Well, I can picture a day with continued open borders where those crossing into America with just the shirts on their backs will be handed an entry card which says you must vote to receive welfare benefits. That will bump up the voting numbers for sure, with all of our new impoverished residents voting for for whoever will give gave them a carload of free benefits. Oops, I think that is already happening now.
So after everyone votes, and the Democrats gain a permanent majority due to the "bennies" being granted today, what next? Well, if the bad dream plays out, it will be announced that Barack has eliminated opposition parties and will now run for an indeterminate number of terms, but everyone still must vote. He will then be able to say he captured 100% of the vote and can just do away with elections because that is the will of the voters.
Think this can't happen. Remember, even Hitler was elected democratically elected at the beginning of his rule in Germany. Nothing is beyond the realm of possibility in this day and age of the transformed America.
I've got a better idea. Let's go back to the way America used to be, with guarded borders and first class military and assistance for those in need to granted on a temporary basis, not as a way to earn (and I use the term earn sarcastically) a way of living. It's the only way we can get our country out of the possibility of bankruptcy and with freedom in command. What say you?