Friday, March 02, 2007

Get Out The Vote: Part Umpteen

I've ragged on Get Out The Vote campaigns here before. Now, some of our best and brightest in Sacramento have decided to make registering to vote a requirement for graduation from high school, the Ukiah Daily Journal reports.

Naturally, I think this is a silly idea. At least one of the students at what I assume is a high school in Mendocino County seems to agree, at least in part:

if you are forced to vote and you don't have enough interest to vote in the first place, you probably don't have enough interest to be informed and make a sound decision,"
- Michael Curl

As far as I'm concerned that's well said.

I'm surprised, and pleased, to see them reference the Libertarian Party of California and an LPC spokesman in beginning the story, although I don't believe I've heard of Fred Foldvary before.


At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an avid voter and I believe every American who loves their country should be informed and should vote.

That said, What part of "freedom" don't these people "get?"

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with voting being mandatory. Mandatory registration to vote is hardly an incursion of liberties-They could just not give you your high school diploma until you do, for example.

At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way , registration for the draft is mandatory already, maybe they could combine the forms.

At 5:49 PM, Anonymous mresquan said...

You can choose not to vote even if you are registered.Still I disagree with this.It's forced indoctrination.

At 6:28 PM, Blogger Pogo said...

Compulsary voting was a feature of the former soviet union. It makes sense in the Kalifornia Soviet, especially as a requirement to get ones indoctrination certificate from the government reeducation system. How else can the "progressives" expect to garner 110% of the vote?

At 7:59 PM, Blogger Rose said...

They sure haven't thought this through - what about kids who go away to school in different states?

At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same as the draft.

At 8:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've thought it through very well.

At 9:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we require registration as a Republican before the kids can graduate. A pre-emptive strike against freeedom in the name of freedom. Like that War in Iraq.


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