Appearing on Fox News’ “Your World w/ Neil Cavuto,” Judge Andrew Napolitano said that President Barack Obama’s proposal to make voting mandatory was a “totalitarian impulse” on the president’s part. (VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Slams Obama’s ‘Disturbing,’ Destabilizing’ Executive Amnesty)
“So the president is okay with everybody voting, but not okay with flashing an ID before voting,” Cavuto joked.
“No, I’m not happy with it at all,” Napolitano responded. “Look, voting is speech. It’s individual voters speaking to the government in the privacy of a voting booth. You have the right to free speech. The corollary to free speech is you have the right to remain silent. The government cannot force speech, the government cannot force voting.”
“What kind of a right is this, the right to vote, if you don’t have the right to decide whether or not to exercise the right?” he posed. “This is, forgive me, a totalitarian impulse, that he would march people into the voting booth…” (VIDEO: Wayne LaPierre: Obama ‘Trying To Act Like A Dictator’ With Executive Ammo Ban)
“But in Australia, they do it in Australia,” Cavuto noted. “They do it in Brazil and Cypress, Ecuador, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg…”
“With the exception of Australia, none of these countries are countries that we would want to emulate,” Napolitano shot back. “And quite frankly, I was surprised to learn about it in Australia.”