Vote — Or Else: The Siren Call of Universal Suffrage

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It’s not enough to propose liberal ideas. Eventually, you must use force against your fellow citizens if they don’t embrace them. Coercion is at the heart of the liberal enterprise.

Hence, President Obama has unveiled his latest plan to fundamentally transform the United States — mandatory voting. It comes on the heels of his unconstitutional order granting legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants. Coincidence?

Ironically, it also landed the very same day that Hillary Clinton floated the idea that summer camps should be created for adults because we have a “fun deficit.” Perhaps they will get together and create Camp Chicago, where “fun” activities include voting early and often.

To bolster his case, Mr. Obama noted at the town hall in Cleveland on Wednesday that, “Other countries have mandatory voting.”

Most other countries have voter ID laws too, but I guess that doesn’t fit the narrative.

“It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything,” Mr. Obama said. This is the man who shunned matching funds as hundreds of millions of dollars poured into his campaign, some of it anonymously from outside of the country.

Read more of Robert Knight’s Washington Times column.

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