Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mandatory voting?

Has the BJP lost its marbles completely?!

Even I remember from my civics, that there are directive principles and there is the law.
The law is to curb our criminal instinct, the directive principles to suggest our civil responsibilities.

Even if voting is our responsibility (which I disagree upon), it can not be implemented as a law. Would I be jailed if I do not vote? Would all the people on the street be jailed for not coming to rescue of a victim being bashed by goons n the streets? Would people be jailed for leaving the tap on after use?

All these are valid punishments if the argument of implementing mandatory voting is gone ahead with the BJP’s argument of voting is "both a right and responsibility." Since, being responsible citizens goes far beyond just the act of voting in a sham feudal democracy.

1 comment:

Pankaj said...

it is practically impossible to implement. but in principle, is it right? suppose you don't want to any of the candidates, there's always the option of a blank vote. i personally react against a system which involves bans and compulsions. in this case however, i dont know...