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01 February 2008

thoughts on voting

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. Alan Corenk

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. Art Spander

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. Clement Atlee

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment. Jeff Melvoin Northern Exposure, Democracy in America, 1992

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. Laurence J. Peter (1919-1988)

Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them. Marquis de Flers Robert and Arman de Caillavet

On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Despite these mostly humorous quips about government, I actually find voting a very important right to exercise. Happy voting everyone!

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