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


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    David Foster Wallace
    “If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don't bullshit yourself that you're not 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, Up, Simba!


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    Peggy Noonan
    “We must try again to be alive to what the people of our country really long for in our national life: forgiveness and grace, maturity and wisdom.

    ...Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.”
    Peggy Noonan, Patriotic Grace: What It Is and Why We Need It Now




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