(TargetLiberty.org) – There’s no doubt voting is one of the most important rights we have. In fact, our vote has a direct correlation to our ability to maintain the rights given to us by our Founding Fathers. But, should citizens be punished for not voting?
One California lawmaker thinks so.
Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine introduced a bill that will require everyone to vote, even if they don’t care whose name they scribble in. Assembly Bill 2070 would not just make people vote every four years, it states they’d cast a ballot in “every election held within” the town they live in. It does not specify what the punishment would be for those who refuse.
Some residents are not happy about it and took to Twitter to let it be known:
Fellow Californians, Assemblyman Marc Levine is the worthless shirt bird trying to penalize you for exercising your right to choose whether or not you participate in elections. https://t.co/VQMtdIwgL0
— Some libertarian (@sumlibertarian) February 13, 2020
Another Californian said the law would hurt poor people:
Assemblyman Marc Levine (D) introduced Assembly Bill 2070, making voting mandatory.
This is just the Democratic way to push out the Republicans so they can take full control of the State.
All you will end up with is the rich controlling the poorest.
Our State is dying.
— Renoguy (@renoguy69) February 10, 2020
Should the state have a right to force people to vote? That doesn’t seem like something the founders would have supported. Americans appreciate their right to free will nearly as much as they do their voting rights. It’s hard to imagine a court in the US that would uphold legislation like this.
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