Sad Quotes about Voting
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Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory
Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman
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It's absolutely absurd to even consider voting on Sunday alcohol sales.
I am opposed to alcohol period.
It doesn't do anybody any good in the long run.
It's a dangerous drug.
- John Hunter
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship
is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later;
in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
- Charles Bukowski
Look at the declining television coverage.
Look at the declining voting rate.
Economics and economic news is what moves the country now,
- Robert Teeter
No matter what name we give it or how we judge it,
a candidate's character is central to political reporting
because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting.
- Roger Mudd
I hope that no American will waste his franchise
and throw away his vote
by voting either for me or against me solely
on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
- John F. Kennedy
I'm totally down with insurrection in the street.
I've had a great time with that over the years.
Insurrection in the voting booth is the other part of the equation.
- Jello Biafra
I believe that voting is the first act of building
a community as well as building a country.
- John Ensign
Don't forget to vote for Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
Stay home if you're voting for Dole.
- Eleanor Mondale
So that they can actually make it known to the American
people before they vote what they're voting for.
- Betty Hill
Voting is a right best exercised by people who have
taken time to learn about the issues.
- Tony Snow
I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries
It's not the voting that's democracy,
it's the counting.
- Alfred Emanuel Smith
The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity
for the people who were registered and eligible to
vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.
- Carol Moseley Braun
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving
at driver's license age than at voting age.
- Marshall McLuhan
Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great
common sense when it comes to voting.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent,
I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts
in programs benefiting women and children.
- Coretta Scott King
It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in
our country's history since Jim Crow.
And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book.
- Sidney Blumenthal
When I have to choose between voting for the people
or the special interests,
I always stick with the special interests.
The people forget.
- Henry F. Ashurst
We are not voting for health care if we do not resolve
this language on public funding for abortion -
no public funding for abortion.
- Bart Stupak
As people do better, they start voting like Republicans -
unless they have too much education and vote Democratic,
which proves there can be too much of a good thing.
- Karl Rove
We must continue to have voting rights in the state,
not to politicize this, but they must have a voice
in the rebuilding effort in the community from which
they have been displaced.
- Marc Morial
It's a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth.
- Eleanor Clift
If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it.
- Ken Livingstone
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy,
ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic
process that we as a Country hold so dear.
- Charles Rangel
I am sure that every one of my colleagues -
Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement.
That in the voting booth, every one is equal.
- Barbara Boxer
Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they
have a voter-verified paper trail.
- Joan Blades
Voting is fundamental in our democracy.
It has yielded enormous returns.
- Arlen Specter
Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,
and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton
Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I
didn't vote because I have dignity.
If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them,
I would spit on my own face.
- Oriana Fallaci
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and
a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the
right to vote except the American people themselves
and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
According to the U.S.
Census, the most common reason people give for not
voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting
work or school schedules.
- Jeff Miller
I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home.
- Earl Long
People who vote against this today are voting against
me and I will not forget.
- Ted Stevens
Well, I was a very strong opponent of the war,
in fact, one of those who went door to door to my colleagues
and thus achieved 60 percent of the Democrats voting no against this war.
- Jan Schakowsky
Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican.
- Yeardley Smith
Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries
When public access to voting is impaired or when public
confidence in voting is diluted,
democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure.
- DeForest Soaries
Last month, the Iraqi people went to the polls,
voting in their first free election in more than 50 years.
- John M. McHugh
As long as Florida remains a swing state,
Cuban exiles in Florida will remain a very powerful voting bloc.
- Joshua A. Tucker
It is important that the Iraqi people have confidence
in the election results and that the voting process,
including the process for vote counting,
is free and fair.
- Zalmay Khalilzad
Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters,
that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth,
their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO,
any member of Congress, or any President.
- Barbara Boxer
I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes,
less spending and fewer regulations to make our government
more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution.
- Roscoe Bartlett
I think it's very clear that the American people are
frustrated with this move toward socialism.
And so whether you're back or white,
if you believe that the conservative construct is in
the best interest of our future,
than you too would be voting with Republicans,
and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well.
- Tim Scott
We are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than
any Congress since at least 1948.
And that is even before I was born.
So far, we are in the 123rd day of this year,
and yet we have only had 26 voting days in this body.
That is a shame.
- Jim Cooper
Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the
voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually
implement a voluntary military service in replacement
of the current compulsory military service.
- Chen Shui-bian
The American people are going to judge the majority party here today.
If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows
this provision to be stricken,
they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country.
- Norm Dicks
Internal self-government under a local constitution
was authorized by Congress and approved by the residents in 1952,
but federal law is supreme in Puerto Rico and residents
do not have voting representation in the Congress.
- Dick Thornburgh
I try hard to convince them it's important -
but there's a history of discomfort with minorities
voting in some parts of this country,
so most especially the older people have to get accustomed to it.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of
extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe,
when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy
over enslavement and tyranny.
- John Ensign
When Congress passed the Help America Vote Act in 2002,
I was thrilled to learn that the federal government
would offer resources to all states to assist them
in enhancing the voting process in America.
- DeForest Soaries
Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party
ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq.
For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection,
but that he had to face it.
- Stockwell Day
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike -
need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides.
We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
- Elijah Cummings
If there is a nuclear tactic being used here,
I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a
willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from
voting on the President's judicial nominees.
- John Cornyn
We have no basis for having a recall of any particular
type of voting equipment because there are no standards.
And when we do have standards, even these standards
are required to be voluntary.
- DeForest Soaries
We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections
as they have been incorrectly purged from lists,
their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine
integrity and security not assured.
- Marcy Kaptur
Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters
who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses.
That is, they believe that for years and years and years,
the people with wealth and power or government power
have done well and ordinary people have not.
- William J. Clinton
I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice
that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age,
where you had young people that were old enough to
die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their
members of Congress that sent them there.
- Birch Bayh
Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting
themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has
made our generation understand that to choose one's
government is not necessarily to secure freedom.
- Friedrich August von Hayek
Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks,
which pretty much every movie in America does,
but Tom passed.
Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said
he's voting for all of us for Oscars,
he loved the film.
- Peter Berg
It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating
from an organization as well respected as the NAACP.
I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights
organization in the nation,
has recognized my voting record.
- Joe Baca
national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state
that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment
powers over its non-federal affairs,
as well as voting power in Congress.
- Dick Thornburgh
I'm voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable.
Which most of us will probably do.
I hope all of us.
I've always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party,
but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable.
- Richard Gere
The increase in straight-ticket party voting in recent
years means that competitive congressional races can
tip one way or the other depending on the showing of
the candidates at the top of the ticket.
- Thomas E. Mann
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