Voting quotes

  • Lost in much of the national debate about immigration reform is how Democrats ultimately stand to gain electorally with any legislation or executive action that would put the newly legalized residents on a path to voting.
    -- Aaron Klein

    #Voting #Reform #Gains

  • Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Successful #Men #Voting

  • Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Love #Peace #Voting

  • Thus inwardly armed with confidence in God and the unshakable stupidity of the voting citizenry, the politicians can begin the fight for the 'remaking' of the Reich as they call it.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Fighting #Stupidity #Voting

  • Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal - a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Believe #People #Voting

  • Voting for impersonal parties and their programmes is a false substitute for the only true way to elect people's representatives: voting by an actual person for an actual candidate.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Party #People #Voting

  • A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Voting #Politics #American Revolution

  • A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law...That portion of the sovereignty, to which each individual is entitled, can never be too highly prized. It is that for which we have fought and bled...
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Rights #Law #Voting

  • As you sometimes swear by him that made you, I conclude your sentiments do not correspond with his, in that which is the basis of the doctrine you both agree in: and this makes it impossible to imagine whence this congruity between you arises. "To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature, may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law and government, appears to a common understanding altogether irreconcilable.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Law #Voting

  • It's time for Congress to act, restore the Voting Rights Act, and take action to prevent voter disenfranchisem ent. As your next Congresswoman, I will stand up to the extremists in the Republican Party to ensure civil rights are protected for everyone.
    -- Alma Adams

    #Party #Rights #Voting

  • Mr. Cain would structurally change the voting demographic. There would be more black economic conservatives, and the Democrats would lose their stranglehold on the black vote.
    -- Alveda King

    #Voting #Black #Would Be

  • Democracy is four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Lunch #Voting #Democracy

  • Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch.
    -- Andrew Napolitano

    #Two #Lunch #Voting

  • I'm against voter fraud in any form, and I have long supported a national voter ID card. But ID cards need not - and must not - restrict voting rights in any way, shape or form.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Rights #Long #Voting

  • But did you know that during the past quarter century, no presidential election has been won by more than ten million ballots cast? Yet every federal election during the same time period had at least one hundred million people of voting age who did not bother to vote!
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Past #People #Voting

  • No one questions the validity, the urgency, the essentiality of the Voting Rights Act.
    -- Anthony Kennedy

    #Rights #Voting #Right To Vote

  • Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Voting #Democracy #Fundamentals

  • It's the concept of having a computer voting machine that bothers me, more so than the specific poor implementation that we have from Diebold.
    -- Avi Rubin

    #Voting #Machines #Computer

  • Many of the touted advantages of electronic voting can still be achieved with paper ballots if you use a computerized ballot marking scheme.
    -- Avi Rubin

    #Voting #Use #Paper

  • I am sure that every one of my colleagues - Democrat, Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement. That in the voting booth, every one is equal.
    -- Barbara Boxer

    #Independent #Voting #Republican

  • 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

    #Country #Political #Voting

  • I truly believe that before I retire from public office, I'll be voting for a woman for president.
    -- Barbara Mikulski

    #Believe #Office #Voting

  • 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

    #Abortion #Voting #Care

  • Voting is merely a labor-saving device for ascertaining on which side force lies and bowing to the inevitable... It is neither more nor less than a paper representative of the bayonet, the bully, and the bullet.
    -- Benjamin Tucker

    #Lying #Bully #Voting

  • Is not the very beginning of privilege, monopoly and industrial slavery this erecting of the ballot-box above the individual?
    -- Benjamin Tucker

    #Voting #Slavery #Privilege

  • I love voting day. I love the sight of my fellow citizens lining up to make their voices heard.
    -- Beth Broderick

    #Sight #Voice #Voting

  • Anyone who wants to vote probably shouldn't be allowed to vote. Voting is the first step towards zombification - trying to get something without actually working for it.
    -- Bill Bonner

    #Voting #Trying #Want

  • Although our interests as citizens vary, each one is an artery to the heart that pumps life through the body politic, and each is important to the health of democracy.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Heart #Voting #Democracy

  • 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

    #People #Voting #Age

  • Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison.
    -- Bob Barr

    #Voting #Abuse #Problem

  • All you need to know is this. You can never go wrong by voting for a bill that fails, or against a bill that passes.
    -- Bob Dole

    #Government #Voting #Needs

  • Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3.
    -- Boris Johnson

    #Bmw #Wife #Voting

  • Well, I've been a Republican for all of my voting life.
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Voting #Republican #Wells

  • 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

    #Ohio #People #Voting

  • In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.
    -- Caroline Kennedy

    #Voting #Needs #Rare Moments

  • The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them. . . . Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter. But the time has come when they must act differently. . . . Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it - and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course they Christians take in politics.
    -- Charles Grandison Finney

    #Christian #Men #Voting

  • 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

    #Military #Years #Voting

  • There is a sort of exotic preposterousness about a lot of elections, the way arguments are made even cruder.
    -- Chris Patten

    #Voting #Exotic #Way

  • Voting is a civic sacrament - the highest responsibility we have as Americans.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Responsibility #Voting #Civics

  • You can bring your children under age 18 into the voting booth with you. Many families do so as a way to teach civic responsibility.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Children #Responsibility #Voting

  • When it comes to voting rights, Democrats push voter protection while Republicans shout voter fraud in a crowded polling place. Democrats think anyone who can vote should vote; Republicans think everyone who should vote can vote.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Thinking #Rights #Voting

  • Of course voting is useful. But then again, I don't put a big glow to it. Voting is about as essential as washing yourself. It's something you're supposed to do. Now, you can't go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted. That's stupid.
    -- Chuck D

    #Stupid #Voting #Essentials

  • My opponent called me a cream puff. Well, I rushed out and got the baker's union to endorse me.
    -- Clay Pell

    #Voting #Bakers #Puff

  • Gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the right to vote, it did not redefine voting.
    -- Cynthia Nixon

    #Gay #People #Voting

  • Nobody would say, 'I'm voting for this guy because he's got the stronger chin,' but that, in fact, is partly what happens.
    -- Daniel Kahneman

    #Guy #Voting #Stronger

  • You don't have a right to vote, you've got a duty of vote.
    -- David Barton

    #Voting #Vote #Duty

  • As a blind voter, I'm strongly opposed to the paperless e-voting machines that the NFB is trying to force onto us. I want a voting system that is accessible to as many voters as possible and that also produces an audit trail. The paperless machines are simply the wrong approach, and I support the County's efforts to try to find a better way.
    -- David Dixon

    #Support #Effort #Voting

  • 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

    #Home #Reality #Voting

  • Democracy is about voting and it's about a majority vote. And it's time that we started exercising the Democratic process.
    -- Debbie Stabenow

    #Exercise #Voting #Democracy

  • 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

    #Voting #Suffering #Democracy

  • Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind.
    -- DeForest Soaries

    #People #Voting #Machines

  • 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

    #Voting #Type #Equipment

  • 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

    #Government #America #Voting

  • 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

    #Voting #Challenges #Attention

  • Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed.
    -- DeForest Soaries

    #Voting #Principles #Breathe

  • Our youth [with their overwhelming support of Obama] are voting for a permanent tax on their life
    -- Dennis Prager

    #Support #Voting #Youth

  • Raising the standard of the work, not complaining about somebody not voting.
    -- Denzel Washington

    #Voting #Complaining #Standards

  • Eventually I foresee voting on the Internet, which will lead to much more direct democracy.
    -- Dick Gephardt

    #Voting #Democracy #Internet

  • 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

    #Sports #Country #Voting

  • If U.S. 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

    #Voting #Affair #States

  • Let the people decide whom to vote for, who has more authority. And only people, only our citizens, are able to place the final emphasis, voting for this or that person or political force, or rejecting it. Thats democracy.
    -- Dmitry Medvedev

    #People #Political #Voting

  • Don't buy a single vote more than necessary.
    -- Douglas William Jerrold

    #Voting #Vote

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

    #Hands #Voting #Republic

  • I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home.
    -- Earl Long

    #Sweet #Home #Voting

  • 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

    #Country #People #Voting

  • I'd like people to be educated on the voting machines, making sure that our democracy isn't being hijacked by computer technology. There's no reason there can't be a paper trail on those machines.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Technology #People #Voting

  • That conclusion is inescapable, given the well-established evidence that voter-ID laws don't disenfranchise minorities or reduce minority voting, and in many instances enhance it, despite claims to the contrary by Mr. Holder and his allies. As more states adopt such laws, the left has railed against them with increasing fury, even invoking the specter of the Jim Crow era to describe electoral safeguards common to most nations, including in the Third World.
    -- Edwin Meese

    #Law #Voting #Crow

  • It's a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth.
    -- Eleanor Clift

    #Voting #Opinion #Complicated

  • Don't forget to vote for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Stay home if you're voting for Dole.
    -- Eleanor Mondale

    #Home #Voting #Bills

  • 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

    #Rights #Long #Voting

  • In the melting pot that is America, inclusive trumps exclusive. Whether it's single women, young adults, or minorities, alienating the rapidly growing voting blocs is not smart politics.
    -- Eliot Spitzer

    #Smart #America #Voting

  • If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
    -- Emma Goldman

    #Political #Voting #Nerd

  • The Republicans have put together serious detailed counter-proposals when we have objected to this administration's agenda. And so, I want to tell the President and remind him again, we're not voting no for political expediency. We've got our principles, and we're going to stand up and defend those.
    -- Eric Cantor

    #Political #Voting #President

  • [T]he democratic principle of "one man, one vote," viewed against a background of voting masses numbering several millions, only serves to demonstrate the pitiful helplessness of the inarticulate individual, who functions at the polls as the smallest indivisible arithmetical (and not always algebraic) unit. He acts in total anonymity, secrecy and legal irresponsibility.
    -- Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

    #Men #Voting #Principles

  • 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

    #People #Voting #Way

  • Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
    -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    #Success #Real #Voting

  • A new survey shows that the American public is more conservative now than at any point since 1952. The bad news is that all the liberals that died since then are still voting.
    -- Fred Thompson

    #Voting #News #Politics

  • The law commit legal plunder by violating liberty and property.
    -- Frederic Bastiat

    #Law #Voting #Liberty

  • The state tends to expand in proportion to its means of existence and to live beyond its means, and these are, in the last analysis, nothing but the substance of the people. Woe to the people that cannot limit the sphere of action of the state! Freedom, private enterprise, wealth, happiness, independence, personal dignity, all vanish.
    -- Frederic Bastiat

    #Mean #People #Voting

  • Elections have to have at least a little meaning. Obama ran on income tax hikes for the wealthy. People knew they were voting for that. They 'want' that. And it's good policy.
    -- Gail Collins

    #People #Voting #Income

  • In a well-functioning democracy, citizens have the option of voting their political masters out of office. Not so in most companies.
    -- Gary Hamel

    #Office #Political #Voting

  • Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

    #Freedom #Government #Voting

  • Change arises from conviction. Stop voting in fear. Start voting for hope.
    -- George Monbiot

    #Voting #Conviction #Arise

  • Though, when a people shall have become incapable of governing themselves and fit for a master, it is of little consequence from what quarter he comes.
    -- George Washington

    #People #Voting #Littles

  • Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
    -- George Will

    #Issues #Political #Voting

  • Voting for the lesser of two evils is voting for your own enslavement.
    -- Gerald Celente

    #Two #Evil #Voting

  • Consensus politics means that you cannot afford to give the many-headed beast, the public, anything to vote against, for voting against is what gargantuan pseudodemocracy has to come down to.
    -- Germaine Greer

    #Mean #Giving #Voting

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

    #People #Political #Voting

  • The problem with the immigration debate, it's probably is the most poisoned and political debate of any issue, because you have this huge voting bloc that everybody says is yours
    -- Greg Gutfeld

    #Issues #Political #Voting

  • Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.
    -- Grover Cleveland

    #Exercise #Presidential #Voting

  • There's really no point to voting. If it made any difference, it would probably be illegal.
    -- H. L. Mencken

    #Differences #Voting #Made

  • We will see at the end of the day. I don't like to speculate. Our goal in this election is to do better than in the last one.
    -- Helen Zille

    #Goal #Voting #The End Of The Day

  • What governs men is the fear of truth.
    -- Henri Frederic Amiel

    #Men #Voting

  • I have consistently made it very clear that I will vote a straight Democratic ticket, just like I do every election. From the local Constable to the President, I will be voting for every Democrat on the ballot.
    -- Henry Cuellar

    #Voting #President #Tickets

  • Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Wise #Men #Voting

  • All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Voting #Moral #Checkers

  • When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget.
    -- Henry F. Ashurst

    #People #Voting #Special

  • If the people are to be the final tribunal then they must vote for what is right rather than according to their own selfish interests, else we are treading the path of danger.
    -- Henry Latham Doherty

    #Selfish #People #Voting

  • 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

    #Integrity #Voting #House

  • Democracy is not just voting for your leaders; it's really premised upon ordinary citizens understanding the issues.
    -- Howard Rheingold

    #Issues #Leader #Voting