Right To Vote Quotes

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J.K. Franko
“People who are not capable of boarding by group number do not deserve the right to vote.”
J.K. Franko

Henry David Thoreau
“All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or back gammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obli­gation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. 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.”
Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also
“Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also holding oneself accountable to some reasonable degree for the conditions of peace and chaos that impact the lives of those who inhabit one’s beloved extended community.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I don't trust men. They gave us the right to vote.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land