Tuesday, October 14, 2008

QQ ~ Democracy

"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost." ~ Aristotle

"A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election." ~ Bill Vaughan

"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith." ~ J. William Fulbright

"Voting is one of the few things where boycotting in protest clearly makes the problem worse rather than better." ~ Jane Auer

"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment." ~ Robert M. Hutchins

"Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." ~ Vince Lombardi

"Voting is a right, a priviledge, & a duty. The more people that participate, the better democracy works." ~ Wilma

Today is the day, Canada! I don't care who you vote for, but make sure that you do. The only way to throw away your vote is to not cast it.


CanWest News says that “[a]ccording to preliminary figures, Canada recorded its lowest voter turnout in history on Tuesday with only 59.1% of eligible Canadians voting. That breaks the previous low from the 2004 election when 60.9% voted.”

Jackasses. Get off your ass next time & show some interest in what goes on around you!

1 comment:

Kyanite said...

After all the USA bullshit, I've heard nothinging of Canada; except via Little Buddy; who has bent my me for hours... on the subject!