Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mandatory Madness

There are a lot of things that are just plain wrong, like snow on the first day of spring. How about mandatory voting? Because the president thinks maybe it's time. Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting -
The reason he said "maybe" was probably because of the blowback he was going to receive. People aren't voting in droves and there's a reason why, it doesn't matter who you vote for, you are voting against your own interests. No politician cares about who's voting for them. It's the money from special interests that matters. You don't.
When your choices are;
Or maybe;
Even if Elizabeth Warren  got elected or Bernie Sanders, what do you think will happen?
Mandatory voting can't change a corrupt system built on bullshit and corporations. Barack Obama's broken promises should tell you a lot about "Yes we can!" People know they have been had, they aren't voting. Mark Twain came right out and said "If voting maybe any difference, they wouldn't let us do it."
I am guessing that so many of us have turned away from the process and spend our time in other pursuits, that maybe the President wants to be sure we all trot out and vote for Hillary in 2016. I don't know anyone who's interested in voting. Are choices like Jeb and Hillary going to seduce the non voting public into stepping out on a Tuesday in November? If they really want us to vote so much why don't they give us the day off? Then there's the malfunctioning polling machinery and hanging chads to consider, long lines and surly volunteers, we can no longer trust that our votes are even counted. Maybe I'll vote again if we ever have more than a two party system.
The GOP would most certainly fight this.They don't want all the young and disenfranchised voting because they have a terrible reputation, the Democrats are no better, just a kinder, gentler evil. Mandatory voting is never going to happen since it requires legislation, that would require work, Congress and the Senate are allergic to that, unless of course it's about abortion.

1 comment:

  1. If they have mandatory voting, are they also going to have mandatory days off so you don't have to do it around work?