Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting
If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it.
It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled out by illegally cast ballots.
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.
Voting is simply a way of determining which side is the stronger without putting it to the test of fighting
Voting is a civic sacrament.
Although that's not surprising, given that voters were accompanied into the booths by Saddam's Ba'ath party officials, and given a choice between voting for Saddam or voting for their wives and children to be killed, and their houses to be burnt down.
I am sure that every one of my colleagues - Democrat, Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement. That in the voting booth, every one is equal.
Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Of course, I also encountered hostile reactions in campaigning. People called me names, even spat at me; I received more threats. The most remarkable people, to me, were those who apparently approved of everything I said but nonetheless wouldn't dream of voting for the Liberal Party. It reminded me of Somalia: they wouldn't vote outside their clan.
When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget.