Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.
I thought of this quote in light of today’s election. The options I personally have are clear cut, but many citizens seem to be voting out of a sense of frustration. They (and I) are ready to “vote the bums out.” The congressional leaders we have are bad we feel there MUST be a change, or at least a message sent. However, we have little respect for the replacements. Voting often seems to be a matter of replacing the current bums with slightly better ones.
Lest that seem cynical, let me hasten to add that I AM voting today. I believe this is an important opportunity. I also know that not all politicians are bad. Many representatives are outstanding, principled people who are too often overshadowed by the bums. So be thankful for the privilege to participate in electing your leaders, enjoy the following quotes, and then go VOTE!
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
– George Jean Nathan
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
– John Quincy Adams
If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.
– Thomas Sowell
The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
– Art Spander
Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson