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Canadians should be forced to vote in federal elections or face a hefty fine, a Liberal senator is proposing in draft legislation. Mac Harb has tabled amendments to the Canada Elections Act that would require all eligible voters to cast ballots. His bill, S-22, has cleared the first of three required readings to become law.Unbelievably, it would seem that only Maria McClintock of the London Free Press has reported on this proposed legislation. A google search brings up the draft of the bill from the parlimentary website and the free press article. Maybe I am missing something, but this seems like a potentially serious violation of personal freedoms and hence something that I would have thought would be reported in sources of mainstream and 'lowstream' media alike. Anyone remember Communist Russia?
"Despite its name, mandatory voting will actually enhance Canadians' rights in our democratic society," Harb said in a prepared statement.
"Low turnout rates disenfranchise the most vulnerable in our country and this legislation will boost the legitimacy and efficacy of our democratic institutions."
Harb's bill also proposes the ballot have an additional "none of the candidates" option if voters don't like the choice of candidates.
On the subject of mandatory voting, I submit the following excerpt, courtesy of Libertocracy,
All political-states, (being the monopolization of violence over a given territory and its people) must manufacture legitimacy, because no one in their right mind would surrender their freedom and consent to be robbed, enslaved and continually victimized by a criminal organization who is at war against their fundamental human rights and will destroy the lives of those who dare to be free. The appearance of legitimacy under monarchist and theocratic regimes traditionally came from the myth of a divine being who put the tyrant on the throne and spoke for the people by presuming to give their permission to be his slaves. Once the divine right myth was shattered, aspiring tyrants had to invent new lies to deceive the people and manufacture new illusions of legitimacy. The illusion of legitimacy of the so-called democratic and republican "consent of the people" systems comes from the point of a gun, only the tactics and lies that are used are different.Update: The Toronto Sun and The Ottawa Sun have printed the story.
While under a dictator, the people know that they are slaves and the dictator is their enemy, they can then cooperate to overthrow the dictator and liberate themselves. However, the victims of democracy are deceived into thinking that they are the government and every atrocity perpetrated against them is with their consent. Democratic regimes are more aggressive in corrupting the hearts and minds of the people in turning them into millions of little dictators who continually work to coerce others into submitting to a system ruled by avaricious savages who fight for power to impose their opinions on others and rob their neighbors to fund their own preferred agendas. Democracy knows no limits to the intrusion on the individual's body, behavior or even one's mind, a democracy, in fact, acts as a poisonous religion that seeks to contaminate the souls of its victims and destroy the resistance of individual freedom and conscience. In democracies' war against the individual conscience, it is not enough to merely force the subjects to submit to mob rule at the point of a gun, democrats have more contempt for the individual than most monarchs who simply wanted to force the subjects to work to serve royal power, while democrats want not only that, they want the minds and souls of their victims as well by forcing them to consent. While a slave master forces the body of the subjects to work, the democrat primarily attacks the mind of the subject to control thought and behavior, with physical slavery being the secondary manifestation of the tyranny over the conscience. While democracy attacks all individual rights, the next step in democratic tyranny is to go beyond mob rule force that allows individuals at least the dignity of choosing not to participate in the indignity of voting to select their masters, to manufacturing artificial consent by forcing the subjects to vote at the point of a gun. That's what some democratic tyrants now support, mandatory voting, rounding up subjects and marching them to the polling place and forcing them to choose their masters. This seemingly most undemocratic action is seen by the democrats as a way to develop democratic participation in the political system. Several countries enforce mandatory voting, which makes their corrupt masquerade of a government completely illegitimate.