November 6th, 2012
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Courtesy of Huffington Post

After all the speeches, debates, television and newspaper ads, phone banks, door-to-door campaigning and robocalls, Election Day has finally arrived.

Please vote today!  Every vote does count! If you already exercised your right to vote by going to the polls early or by using an absentee ballot, sit back and enjoy some quirky voting quotes that I saw in a recent Huffington Post story:

“Half of American people have read a newspaper.  Half never voted for President.  One hopes it is the same half.”  ~ Gore Vidal

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” ~ George Jean Nathan

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” ~ Winston Churchill

“In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state.  When we are ill…we do not ask for the handsomest physician or the most eloquent one.” ~ Plato

“Thinking is not to agree or disagree.  That’s voting.” ~ Robert Frost

“Anti-intellectulism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’ ” ~ Isaac Asimov

“A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” ~ Theodore 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

“In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.” ~ David Foster Wallace

Courtesy of New York Daily News
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