Low Turnout and the 'Motor-Voter' Bill

How significant and depressing it is to realize that in order to get people to vote, this country has to pass a National Voter Registration Act, the "motor-voter" bill!As a former teacher, this sickens me. As a citizen of Los Angeles County, it amazes me. Here all you need to do to register is pick up a postage-free postcard in any post office, fill it out, and drop it in the mail. Proponents of the "motor-voter" bill are contributing to a perhaps dangerous neglect in this country today - that is a healthy interest and participation in political elections. Mary Meyer, Pasadena, Calif.

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