Voters Quotes

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Theodore Roosevelt
“A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
Theodore Roosevelt

David Sedaris
“On Undecided Voter​s: "To put them in perspective, I think​ of being​ on an airplane.​ The flight attendant comes​ down the aisle​ with her food cart and, eventually,​ parks​ it beside my seat.​ “Can I inter​est you in the chick​en?​” she asks.​ “Or would​ you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broke​n glass​ in it?”

To be undecided in this elect​ion is to pause​ for a moment and then ask how the chick​en is cooked.”
David Sedaris

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
Larry J. Sabato , Pendulum Swing

George Orwell
“The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions.”
George Orwell

“The COUNTRY is controlled by LAWS>
LAWS are controlled by POLITICIANS>
POLITICIANS are controlled by VOTERS>
VOTERS are controlled by PUBLIC OPINION>
PUBLIC OPINION is controlled by the MEDIA (News, Hollywood, Internet...) & EDUCATION

so. whoever controls MEDIA & EDUCATION, controls the COUNTRY.”
William J Federer, Change to Chains-The 6,000 Year Quest for Control -Volume I-Rise of the Republic

Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a
“Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

“When considering a candidate for office, almost right up until they enter the polling booth and sometimes even in the booth itself, most voters rely more on what they see and hear themselves in real time than on facts, history, logic, or learned experience.”
Quin Hillyer

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The real purpose of the opposition is to minimize the amount of money the ruling party will have stolen from the people at the end of its term.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Octave Mirbeau
“VOTERS STRIKE!
...above all, remember that he who solicits your vote is by that very fact revealed as a scoundrel, since in exchange for your advantage and fortune he promises a cornucopia of marvels he'll never deliver because he hasn't the power to deliver them. the man you elect represents neither your misery nor your aspirations- nor anything else of yours- but rather his own interests, which are all opposed to yours...do not imagine that the sorry spectacle at which you assist today is peculiar to one epoch or one regime, and that it will pass away. all epochs and all regimes are worth the same- that is, they are worthless. so go home, my good chap, and go on strike against universal suffrage. I tell you, you've nothing to lose... and at least it should keep you amused for a while. I tell you, good chap! go home! go on strike!”
Octave Mirbeau

Frankie Boyle
“Barack Obama will appeal to both black and white voters in America. White voters who'll think he's Tiger Woods.”
Frankie Boyle

Steven Magee
“President Trump is doing a great job of demonstrating that politicians routinely lie to their electorate.”
Steven Magee

Brandt Legg
“A funny word. E-lec-tion. Say it very slowly and it sounds disgusting. But if you say it just fast enough it almost sounds real, like it might even be legitimate”
Brandt Legg, The Last Librarian

Karl Wiggins
“If you’re fit and healthy and capable of mending a fence or stacking shelves, and you’re not doing either of those things, then I say you don’t get the right to vote. I don’t want someone who’s too lazy to get a job making decisions on how this country should be run.”
Karl Wiggins, 100 Common Sense Policies to make BRITAIN GREAT again

“If youths are the majority of voters. How do we end up with jokers in government?”
DON SANTO

There is no bigger prize then a Supreme Court Justice tucked snuggly in the pocket
“There is no bigger prize then a Supreme Court Justice tucked snuggly in the pocket of who it is the Republican's are actually working for. NO. BIGGER. PRIZE.”
A.K. Kuykendall

“Before you cast you vote be sure you don't cats your freedom out of the window.

Please be sure you do not vote for anyone who is out there after your freedom, after your religion, and after your gun!

What they have in common?
Fascist Socialist
Nasizt Sociliast
Marxist Socialist
Democrat Socialist
Globalist Socialist”
Beta Metani'Marashi

Ljupka Cvetanova
“After the elections, voters are never given an applause.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“In reality, though, almost all voters now had their minds made up. You didn’t need to persuade them of whom to vote for — indeed, you couldn’t persuade them of whom to vote for. What you needed to do was excite the group of them who, if they were going to vote, were going to vote for you. Those people had to register, they had to remember where their polling place was, they had to take time out of their day to go cast a ballot. America isn’t like Australia, where voting is compulsory. We make it both optional and, in many places, difficult, so a winning campaign needs not just supporters but motivated supporters.”
Ezra Klein, Why We're Polarized

Joseph A. Schumpeter
“Voters thereby prove themselves bad and indeed corrupt judges of such issues and often they even prove themselves bad judges of their own long-run interests, for it is only the short-run promise that tells politically and only short-run rationality that asserts itself effectively.”
Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Joseph A. Schumpeter
“The reduced sense of responsibility and the absence of effective volition in turn explain the ordinary citizen's ignorance and lack of judgement in matters of domestic and foreign policy which are if anything more shocking in the case of educated people and of people who are successfully active in non-political walks of life than it is with uneducated people in humble stations.”
Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Stewart Stafford
“The smart voter is politically-fluid in that they don't rigidly believe that the same viewpoint, party manifesto or individual is the poultice for all maladies in every election. They attune themselves to the zeitgeist, search for potentially-reputable parties and candidates with suitable policies and cast their vote accordingly.”
Stewart Stafford

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Elections are called! May the better voters win!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Sinclair Lewis
“Most of the mortgaged farmers.

Most of the white-collar workers who had been unemployed these three years and four and five.

Most of the people on relief rolls who wanted more relief.

Most of the suburbanites who could not meet the installment payments on the electric washing machine.

Such large sections of the American Legion as believed that only Senator Windrip would secure for them, and perhaps increase, the bonus.

Such popular Myrtle Boulevard or Elm Avenue preachers as, spurred by the examples of Bishop Prang and Father Coughlin, believed they could get useful publicity out of supporting a slightly queer program that promised prosperity without anyone's having to work for it.

The remnants of the Kuklux Klan, and such leaders of the American Federation of Labor as felt they had been inadequately courted and bepromised by the old-line politicians, and the non-unionized common laborers who felt they had been inadequately courted by the same A.F. of L.

Back-street and over-the-garage lawyers who had never yet wangled governmental jobs.

The Lost Legion of the Anti-Saloon League—since it was known that, though he drank a lot, Senator Windrip also praised teetotalism a lot, while his rival, Walt Trowbridge, though he drank but little, said nothing at all in support of the Messiahs of Prohibition. These messiahs had not found professional morality profitable of late, with the Rockefellers and Wanamakers no longer praying with them nor paying.

Besides these necessitous petitioners, a goodish number of burghers who, while they were millionaires, yet maintained that their prosperity had been sorely checked by the fiendishness of the bankers in limiting their credit.

These were the supporters who looked to Berzelius Windrip to play the divine raven and feed them handsomely when he should become President, and from such came most of the fervid elocutionists who campaigned for him through September and October.”
Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here

“Termites follows man-made light even they burned beneath the light.”
Deh Saaduddin

Nitya Prakash
“Dumb people become sensible voters who elect a responsible govt which creates a censor board that'll control what the dumb people will see.”
Nitya Prakash

Ehsan Sehgal
“Virtually and factually, voters invest their votes in elections; conversely, elected leaders cash in on the majority voters-votes in various forms.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Abhijit Naskar
“The Voting Sonnet

Why should you vote you ask,
Since it changes nothing!
And nothing will change,
By acting the indifferent weakling.
If you want things to change,
Support character not charisma.
Trash all your populist snobbery,
And it'll abolish all political miasma.
Politics is manipulation,
But it is so due to your gullibility.
Seek out the leader with backbone,
Only then there'll be hope for humanity.
But if you find not a leader of character,
Arise and be the one you seek here and there.”
Abhijit Naskar, Boldly Comes Justice: Sentient Not Silent

Nanette L. Avery
“Women, Rock the Vote! Women Rock the vote! No matter how you read it... we will, we do!”
Nanette L. Avery

Raymond Khoury
“Yelling "God is on our side" is "very effective at rallying the masses. And at winning elections....”
Raymond Khoury, The Sign

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