William asks the following question: “Do you think that compulsory voting should be enacted in the United States?” Uh. William, that’s a great question. Um. I’m forever fifty-fifty on this. So On the one hand, we already require people to do some shit that they view as annoying and they don’t want to do. And I understand that feeling. Uh Jury Duty. So they say “Look, look, look, look I don’t care if you don’t want to do it or you don’t like it, you’re a citizen of the United States of America. You have some duties, you have some responsibility. Along with that you have the rights of a citizen.” Or at least on paper you do, in the constitution. The government has done a good job of trampling all over those. Um But you have to do some shit. So you get called in for Jury Duty, bitch you go to Jury Duty, that’s not, that’s not a choice. So we have that that’s compulsory. Well why is it we just skipped right over the most important thing? Like the first thing one would think it is reasonable to be compulsory is You live in a democracy. You will participate in that democracy. So if you’re going to have anything that’s compulsory, that should be number one on the list. And by the way what happens when you have compulsory voting? The Republicans will point this out as a reason to slap it down, they’re right on the fact here, but they’re wrong in that it should be slapped down. If you have everybody vote in the country, the Liberals are much more likely to win. Because you do polling on the American people, and on virtually every issue they’re Liberal. So when you have a lower turnout, historically it helps the Conservatives in the U.S. When you have a higher turnout, that means more Independents turned out, more Millenials turned out, and they overwhelmingly lean Liberal. So the more people that vote, the more likely it is to go in a Liberal direction. So if you had compulsory voting you would have many more Liberal victories. So I think that’s good for the country: to have everybody participate in the democracy. I think it’s good that we move in a more Liberal direction. But I think it’s bad because I don’t like this idea of somebody telling you you have to do some shit. So, compulsory voting, half the time if you ask me I’ll say “Yeah we should have it”. The other half of the time you ask me I’ll say “Look, some people actively choose not to participate and they should be able to not participate if they don’t want to participate.” So I really don’t know my answer to it. It depends what mood you catch me in. If you catch me in the mood where I’m in favor, I’ll say “I’m in favor.” If you catch me in the mood where I’m against, I’ll say “I’m against.” But I do think that the net effects for the country would be positive if you had compulsory voting. And that’s not a crazy idea: many modern nations do have compulsory voting. And we have one of the lowest, if not the lowest turnouts among modern nations for our elections. Which is abysmal for a country that loves to preach about how we’re the beacon of freedom and democracy. So It’s a difficult question, it’s a good question. I’m still not a hundred percent solid on my answer. I’m very curious what you guys, the audience, thinks.