Special Election Day Edition


Our Founding Fathers earned for us the right to vote, and millions of Americans fought and died over the past 200+ years to preserve that right.  That’s why we should consider the act of voting as payment of a debt of honor.

Here’s what a few notable Americans have said about voting:

“Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.” Abraham Lincoln

“Voting is a civic sacrament.” Theodore Hesburgh

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” John Quincy Adams 

Now get on out there and VOTE!

6 comments so far

The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter: Dwight D. Eisenhower

If voting is a “civic sacrament,” can the PRMA declare it a “ministry” and impose their own rules for it?

But seriously, PW, good points all around. And don’t forget those other civic responsibilities of jury duty and paying taxes (even though they waste way too much of our money).

Thanks for the quotes, especially the one from JQA. Wouldn’t it be a better world if our politicians would “vote for principle”?

Do “politicians” have any principles besides getting elected and getting re-elected?

To: anonymous on 11.04.08 2:25 pm

Some (but too few) politicians do… let’s hope our next Mayor does.

Boy, this is some high-class site

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