Monday, September 20, 2004

Our Friends Down Under

It is election time in Australia. One huge difference in their election policies, as compared to us here in the US of A. Here we have the option to vote. We can choose to participate or not participate. In Australia, by law, they have to vote. Failure to vote, in Australia, results in a $400 fine. That's right, they fine you for not voting. Where I can see that is not exactly our Democratic process, at least they get people to the polls. Everyone has a say, and no one is disenfranchised. Cathy at Cathy's Room of Her Own , blogged about the up coming Aussie election at her site. She says that since the law went in to effect, voting is up 95%. This just might be what we need here to get a true Democratic process, where everyone votes. Just think about it, that's all I ask.
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