And I agree. This Yahoo! article explains that it’s been done in Australia, and how Obama believes that it would be ‘transformative’ in regards to the political map, since less than 37% of registered voters vote. He’s not wrong, and I have a point to add to all of this.
If we can force school children to say a pledge that they are incapable of understanding, then force them to sign up for the draft, why wouldn’t we then force them to vote? Or, alternatively, maybe we should put the idea of mandatory voting on the ballot, so every bitter American who had to change their schedule to do so can force their lazy neighbors into the polls in a few years.