Fareed Zakaria calls for mandatory voting

Demonstrating that no idea is so bad that it will lack adherents, CNN’s most fatuous pundit advocated on air for mandatory voting.

Just what we need: another restriction on our freedom, the government telling us what we must do.  And what kind of votes will be cast?  Will they be knowledgeable electors, or merely casual drive-by votes in which a trivial factor or a vague impression, not powerful enough to impel a person to vote, now becomes the basis for a choice?

This spectacularly awful idea has only one merit for one party.  It would almost certainly assure that Democrats would establish a one-party state. 

Demonstrating that no idea is so bad that it will lack adherents, CNN’s most fatuous pundit advocated on air for mandatory voting.

Just what we need: another restriction on our freedom, the government telling us what we must do.  And what kind of votes will be cast?  Will they be knowledgeable electors, or merely casual drive-by votes in which a trivial factor or a vague impression, not powerful enough to impel a person to vote, now becomes the basis for a choice?

This spectacularly awful idea has only one merit for one party.  It would almost certainly assure that Democrats would establish a one-party state.