How in the world can you protect ones right to speak & not protect their right to keep their mouths shut.<quoted text>
Here's the full text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
What part of that would prohibit making voting mandatory?
WE are NOT compelled to speak out on anything.
It would be tantamount to the protection of 'freedom of religion' & the freedom to be Atheist.
There's no real difference if SCOTUS can rule that burning the US flag is freedom of expression/speech which they have done.