55 Voting Quotes & Sayings with Wallpapers & Posters - Quotes.Pub

Here you will find all the famous Voting quotes. There are more than 55 quotes in our Voting quotes collection. We have collected all of them and made stunning Voting wallpapers & posters out of those quotes. You can use this wallpapers & posters on mobile, desktop, print and frame them or share them on the various social media platforms. You can download the quotes images in various different sizes for free. In the below list you can find quotes by some of the famous authors like Isaac Asimov, Winston S. Churchill and David Foster Wallace

Remember: “For want of a nail, the horseshoe was lost, for want of a horseshoe, the horse was lost, for want of a horse, the battle was lost, for want of a battle, the war was lost.” This parable should be the mantra of everyone who thinks her or his vote doesn’t count. · If Harriett Woods hadn’t been defeated by less than 2 percent of the votes in Missouri, Danforth wouldn’t have been a U.S. senator. · If Danforth hadn’t been senator, Clarence Thomas wouldn’t have gone with him to Washington as a staff member. · If Thomas hadn’t been visible in Washington as a rare African American who opposed his community’s majority views, he wouldn’t have been appointed by the first President Bush to head—and to disempower—the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and then to sit on the D.C. Court of Appeals. · If Thomas hadn’t been given such credentials, he couldn’t have been nominated by the same President Bush to succeed the great civil rights advocate Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court. · If Thomas hadn’t been on the Supreme Court, he couldn’t have supplied the one-vote margin that halted the Florida court-ordered recount. · If there had been a recount, Al Gore, not George W. Bush, would have been president—as was concluded by a postelection examination of all uncounted ballots commissioned by twelve major news organizations. · If George W. Bush had not been president, the United States would have been less likely to lose the world’s sympathy after 9/11 by launching the longest war in U.S. history, with more bombs dropped on Afghanistan during fourteen years than in all of World War II, plus billions in tax dollars given to twenty thousand private contractors, and thousands killed and wounded on both sides. · If Al Gore, not George W. Bush, had been president, global warming would have been taken seriously. Also, the United States would not have falsified evidence to justify invading oil-rich Iraq, thus starting an eight-year war, and, together with Afghanistan, convincing some in Islamic countries that the United States is waging war against Islam. · Without George W. Bush, there would not be the biggest transfer of wealth into private hands in the history of this nation; a pay ratio in which the average CEO earns 475 times more than the average worker (in Canada, it’s 20 times); an executive order giving an estimated $40 billion in tax dollars to Catholic, evangelical, and other religious groups, without congressional approval, often with the appearance of turning churches into a vote delivery system. · Without Clarence Thomas to supply the one-vote majority, the Supreme Court might not have ruled that corporations are people, with a right to unlimited political spending in order to continue all the above…. Well, you get the idea. The list goes on. We must not only vote but fight to vote. The voting booth really is the one place on earth where the least powerful equal the most powerful. ......In truth, we don’t know which of our acts in the present will shape the future. But we have to behave as if everything we do matters. Because it might. As my mother would say, “Democracy is a seed that can only be planted where you are.
The political merchandisers appeal only to the weak­nesses of voters, never to their potential strength. They make no attempt to educate the masses into becoming fit for self-government; they are content merely to manipulate and exploit them. For this pur­pose all the resources of psychology and the social sciences are mobilized and set to work. Carefully se­lected samples of the electorate are given "interviews in depth." These interviews in depth reveal the uncon­scious fears and wishes most prevalent in a given so­ciety at the time of an election. Phrases and images aimed at allaying or, if necessary, enhancing these fears, at satisfying these wishes, at least symbolically, are then chosen by the experts, tried out on readers and audiences, changed or improved in the light of the information thus obtained. After which the political campaign is ready for the mass communicators. All that is now needed is money and a candidate who can be coached to look "sincere." Under the new dispen­sation, political principles and plans for specific action have come to lose most of their importance. The person­ality of the candidate and the way he is projected by the advertising experts are the things that really mat­ter. In one way or another, as vigorous he-man or kindly father, the candidate must be glamorous. He must also be an entertainer who never bores his audience. Inured to television and radio, that audience is accustomed to being distracted and does not like to be asked to con­centrate or make a prolonged intellectual effort. All speeches by the entertainer-candidate must therefore be short and snappy. The great issues of the day must be dealt with in five minutes at the most -- and prefera­bly (since the audience will be eager to pass on to something a little livelier than inflation or the H-bomb) in sixty seconds flat. The nature of oratory is such that there has always been a tendency among politicians and clergymen to over-simplify complex is­sues. From a pulpit or a platform even the most con­scientious of speakers finds it very difficult to tell the whole truth. The methods now being used to merchan­dise the political candidate as though he were a deo­dorant positively guarantee the electorate against ever hearing the truth about anything.