Mandatory voting is in itself an infringement of one’s freedom. …

Comment on ‘Voter apathy greatest threat to Territory democracy’ by Interested Darwin Observer.

Mandatory voting is in itself an infringement of one’s freedom. And what is more important than freedom? It is the one true human right.
Those who choose not to vote are exercising an (illegal) right that should be respected.
Perhaps some people realise that Government is not the be-all and end-all. It is just a bureaucracy.
People can run their own “government” and their own lives within their own family home and community.
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others,” said Winston Churchill.

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