Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.
Don't vote, it only encourages them.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Elections belong to the people. It's their decision.
Don't buy a single vote more than necessary.
No matter how their leaders may have tried to skimp on money, no one, not even the politicians, who talked themselves red, white, and blue in the face, skimped on effort.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event.