Get Out The Vote: Part Umpteen
I've ragged on Get Out The Vote campaigns here before. Now, some of our best and brightest in Sacramento have decided to make registering to vote a requirement for graduation from high school, the Ukiah Daily Journal reports.
Naturally, I think this is a silly idea. At least one of the students at what I assume is a high school in Mendocino County seems to agree, at least in part:
if you are forced to vote and you don't have enough interest to vote in the first place, you probably don't have enough interest to be informed and make a sound decision,"
- Michael Curl
As far as I'm concerned that's well said.
I'm surprised, and pleased, to see them reference the Libertarian Party of California and an LPC spokesman in beginning the story, although I don't believe I've heard of Fred Foldvary before.