jbear

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Karma,

In essence, what you seem to be arguing for is direct democracy. I know we’ve been there before but I think I remember you backtracking on that. The United States is a Representative Democracy. That makes the act of voting even more an act of personal responsibility.

If you recall your history, there have been many instances of coercion used against ethnic populations and it is at least as unseemly as any of the current “voter suppression” going on now. You had roving gangs rounding up all the Irish people to make sure they voted for O’mally and in another neighborhood, gangs rounding up Italians to vote for Cuomo… lol

Forcing people to vote does not make our democracy better it makes it way more scary.