In response to:

Voter Apathy Isn't a Crime

Super_Doodles Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 3:35 AM
You have to confirm your identity at a Michelle Obama book signing or Barack Obama rally speech, neither of which require on the other hand, which can only be done by citizens. I did talk to someone tonight that said something I was unaware of. Before the civil rights movement black people didn't get birth certificates, and THAT is why they call it minority/racial discrimination. Although, I HIGHLY doubt more than 2% of Democrats know that
Jeff_Georgia Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 11:17 AM
I'm sorry, but I need some proof on the "black people didn't get birth certificates" statement, S_D. Sources, please, not "someone" said.

I can say before "the civil rights movement" all unicorns were white, but good lord, just because I said it doesn't mean it is true.

It's a sure sign someone is losing when he demands that the rules be changed.

That might explain the renewed interest in forcing people to vote against their will. Peter Orszag, President Obama's former budget director and now a vice chairman at Citigroup, recently wrote a column for Bloomberg View arguing for making voting mandatory.

He's not alone. Icons of the Beltway establishment Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann also favor the idea. As does William Galston, a former advisor to President Clinton. (Mann and Galston are scholars at the liberal Brookings Institution; Ornstein is a colleague of mine at the American...