Here's a classic example of the statist mindset at work. The writer
reasons that "X is the right thing to do. Therefore, we should make it
illegal for anyone to do otherwise".
Apparently young people need extra help to get themselves to polling
stations. Therefore, the writer suggests the "help" of making it
criminal to do otherwise.
That's what happens when the secular pushes the sacred totally out of
the public sphere - you get apparently sane adults who increasingly
can't distinguish between, or who find it increasingly easy to jump
between "it'd be better if someone did such-and-such" and "the state
should incarcerate everyone who declines to do such-and-such".