Monday, November 06, 2006

Random Thoughts on Election Eve

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

The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected.
-Thomas Paine

Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
-Reinhold Niebuhr

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.
-William E Simon, former US Secretary of the Treasury

An election is a bet on the future, not a popularity test of the past.
-James Reston

It’s not the voting that’s democracy, it’s the counting
-Tom Stoppard

PLEASE get out & vote!!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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