“Mandatory” Voting – How Does That Work?

By Phil Erwin

Heard the latest news-unworthy nonsense?

Barack Obama wants to make voting mandatory.

Speaking at the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday, Obama floated the trial balloon as a possible “solution” to the “problem” of the “corrosive influence” of money on U.S. elections. “If everybody voted,” he observed, “then it would completely change the political map in this country. It would be transformative. That would counteract money more than anything.”

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Funny… I seem to recall ObamaCrew and the Democrats proudly crowing in 2012 that Obama was going to be the first candidate to spend more than a Billion dollars on a campaign. Why didn’t they think that money was corrosive?

Obama repeated talking points from a Pew Research study: That most of those who don’t vote are young people, or lower-income people, or immigrants, or from minorities. What Obama was really saying is this: If I could just get all young people (who are too young to know any better) and all minorities (who are either racially “tied”to me, or too poor to be well-informed) and all immigrants (who are too new to America to understand our laws and politics) – If I could just get all of them to vote for me and my Democrat minions, why, I could become Emperor!!

As if he hasn’t already anointed himself King.

Obama thinks, if everybody in the country had to vote, it would just naturally give his party an unbeatable majority.

Well, maybe. But that presumes that none of them would ever see through the Democrat subterfuges. Of which there are many. ObamaCare, for example. Containing the “ISIL” problem. “Unwavering” support for Israel, and “preventing” Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Protecting European allies from aggression (Crimea-nently – the Ukraine!) Making the US more popular and influential around the world. Making us a race-blind, red/blue-blind, ”purple” nation. Running the most transparent Presidency ever.

Hell, he hasn’t even closed Guantanamo.

Obama is by far the most narcissistic, immature, megalomaniacal President we’ve ever had, Andrew Jackson and both Roosevelts notwithstanding. He is also the least transparent, as the Liberal American press community has come to recognize and rue – and those are people who wanted to believe everything he says. Never mind those who were skeptical from the get-go.

Yet, Obama is actually personally insulted that he can’t just get everybody to let him have his way, always.

But this latest suggestion shines a klieg light on just how un-American Barack Obama’s views on America really are.   What he clearly believes is: If he likes something, he should have it. NOW. Whether it’s Constitutional, or not.

And if he doesn’t like it, it should be verbotten.

Where’s the freedom in that?

Author and political commentator Bernard Goldberg observed: “What Liberals don’t like, they want to ban; what they like, they want to make mandatory.”

Laura Ingraham, radio host and television news commentator, points out that this is hardly the first time Democrats wanted to find some way to control the voting process. “In November of 2010,” she reminds us, “Hillary Clinton advocated for an end to the Electoral College. Of course, Republicans had just swept to victory with the TEA Party. When the Left loses, the Left wants to change the rules. So then, it was ‘Get rid of the Electoral College.’ Now it’s mandatory voting. This is so typical. Liberals really aren’t for freedom – they want to control your choices.”

And on FOX’s unusual round-table discussion show, “The Five,” co-host Greg Gutfeld made an astute observation: “If the government can force you to do something, then the government no longer has to persuade you; it no longer has to be competent. If you have a draft, you don’t have to explain the war. If you can force people to vote, you really don’t have to try that hard. That’s why force makes government incompetent and dangerous.”

America… Remember the “Land of the Free?” The place where everybody is supposed to be able to do what they want, what they believe they need to or should do, regardless of what anybody else thinks, subject only to the rule that it can’t bring harm to anyone else. That is true freedom.

That is what America is meant to be.

Except, not Barack Obama’s America.

Remember, he wanted to “fundamentally transform” the nation. And with his ObamaCare mandates, his “Dreamer” deferrals, his “pen-and-phone” lawmaking, his belief that he can, and should circumvent Congress when it won’t give him what he wants, and now his belief that he can win your vote by making you vote, he has made his vision of America abundantly obvious:

It is an America that works just like Russia, where if Vladimir Putin gets a 98% vote from a 100% turnout, he might just put the offending 2% in the gulag or in the ground.

Way to go, Democrats. Very “democratic” of you to champion a “leader” who knows so well how to “improve” America. How to “fundamentally transform” her.

How to subjugate her.

You’re such patriots, all of you, to turn blind eyes and deaf ears to the Truth, and just insist that anyone on the Democrat ticket is worthy of your vote and your blind, perpetual loyalty; while anyone on the “other side” is worthy only of your scorn.

If you Progressive Democrats are so enamored of the idea of living life where someone other than you gets to decide what you can and cannot do, why go through so many decades of deliberately subverting the American system by incessantly lying to and misleading the public?

Why not just move to Russia?

Believe me, that country is chock-full of people who would be glad to trade places with you. I know… I’ve met some of them on work visas, desperate to get a green card.

Why not give up your spot in America to those who will truly appreciate it?

But no… You have to champion someone who pisses all over the Constitution, and then blames rain for Freedom’s words running.



Phil Erwin is an author, IT administrator and registered Independent living in Newbury Park. He sometimes wishes he could support Democrat ideals, but he has a visceral hatred for Lies and Damn Lies, and is none too fond of Statistics. If his writing depresses you, he recommends you visit Chip Bok’s site for a more lighthearted perspective.

Mr Erwin reminds you: If you don’t watch FOX, you don’t know sh*t.

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