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thuvaraga
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Communism_Is_Not_lit
Con (against)

voting should be mandatory in Canada

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Started: 10/29/2016 Category: Politics
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thuvaraga

Pro

Voting should be mandatory in Canada
Communism_Is_Not_lit

Con

No, voting should not be mandatory anywhere.

Being forced into voting takes away so much freedom and liberty I don't even know where to begin. It sets up the stage for a totalitarian government. If a government can force you to vote, it can probably force you to do many other things as well which defeats the whole purpose of voting. If a government can decide if it's mandatory for you to go out an vote or not, whats the point of choosing a government?

Another reason voting should not be mandatory is that the government would somehow have to punish the people that don't vote? How would you do so?? Tickets? Fines? Even Jail? Not to mention it would take time away from the police, and they would have to punish people for not voting, instead of finding criminals.
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