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Quotes of the Day for 5 November 2001 – Voting

Tomorrow is an election day for cities, counties, school districts, and other local governments across the US. I would have used voting quotes tomorrow, except that there were two bad example of political action on the calendar today: On this day in 1605 a group of disenchanted Catholics attempted to blow up the King and Parliament, leading to celebrations of Guy Fawkes Day, and in 1875 Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting when women were not yet franchised.

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The quotes:

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
     - George Jean Nathan

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
     - Bill Vaughan

Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
     - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us.
     - James Danforth Quayle

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, 1767 - 1848

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