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The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge.John Jay Chapman More
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The ballot is stronger than the bullet.Abraham Lincoln More
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Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.Bernard Baruch More
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Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.Abraham Lincoln More
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Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.George Bernard Shaw More
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"The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come, is to determine which hearts, minds, and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear."
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Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.George Will More
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It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.Tom Stoppard More
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All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.Henry David Thoreau More
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new! "The fate that condemns or saves one sooner or later often condemns or saves another."
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When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.Harry S. Truman More
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No matter whom you vote for, the Government always gets in.
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“With intent to neither idolize nor demonize the man [Barack Obama], it seems fair and evident enough to say that the current president of America is not a leader whose way is that of violent public outbursts. It appears to be more that of a warrior-philosopher who practices the art of political persuasion by authoring acclaimed books, delivering well-crafted speeches, assembling unified coalitions, passing historic legislation, signing well-aimed executive orders, and cultivating a poised but accessible demeanor.”
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When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance.
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Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.Gore Vidal More
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In times of stress and strain, people will vote.
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Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.H. L. Mencken More
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The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes.G. K. Chesterton More
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Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.Grover Cleveland More
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The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.Dwight D. Eisenhower More
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We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.Kin Hubbard More
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There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote.Lyndon B. Johnson More
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"When we vote we participate in the construction of a context..."
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The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
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The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.
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There is no city in the United States in which I can get a warmer welcome and fewer votes than Columbia, Ohio.
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You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble.
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The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want.Walter Lippmann More
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It makes no difference whom you vote for -- the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.Gore Vidal More
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