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Voting Right Quotes


"Voting for the right is doing nothing for it." - Henry David Thoreau

"The right of voting for representatives , is the primary right by which other rights are protected." - Thomas Paine

"Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process." - Hillary Clinton

"Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken time to learn about the issues." - Tony Snow

"Today, unfortunately, the right to vote seems to have become a partisan issue. Democrats seek to guarantee and expand voting rights. Republicans try to undermine and suppress voting rights." - Donna Brazile

"Ever since the civil rights movement, the black church has always encouraged people to utilize their voting right, which is a right that was fought for." - Otis Moss III

"All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong." - Henry David Thoreau

"Gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the right to vote, it did not redefine voting." - Cynthia Nixon

"In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport." - Dick Gregory

"Being adequately informed is a democratic duty, just as the vote is a democratic right. A misinformed electorate, voting without knowledge, is not a true democracy." - Jay Griffiths

"Voting is a right that has been given to every American; however, as Christ followers, our votes should reflect our God." - Monica Johnson

"The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote." - Carol Moseley Braun

"Voting for [Donald] Trump Is Voting Against Ourselves." - Kerry Washington

"Right, sure. Because there's no girls in politics! I have no interest. Voting? What? I forgot my apron. I think I ought to be in the kitchen right now, actually. My rolling pin-" - Maggie Stiefvater

"Voting is a Constitutional right. Absent any evidence of fraud, all Americans have a protected right to vote, be they rich or poor, black, Hispanic or white, people who live in a big city or in remote rural areas." - Juan Williams

"Elections matter and voting counts." - Barack Obama

"Voting is a civic sacrament." - Theodore Hesburgh

"If you don't have voter ID, you can just keep voting and voting and voting." - Donald Trump

"If the right wing has their way and state's rights control voting rights, they would remove protections that make it difficult for seniors to vote. It would be harder for students to vote on campus. These are attempts to suppress acts of voting." - Jesse Jackson

"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

"This is nothing new. We saw this with the Social Security Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Right Act - constitutional challenges were brought to all three of these monumental pieces of legislation." - Stephanie Cutter

"Since felons are subsequently disfranchised, the US now has 1.75 million people disqualified from voting because of their criminality- 1.4 million black men have forfeited their right to vote, almost 15 per cent of the black male population." - Jeremy Seabrook

"We all need to get out of our safety zones too. In addition to voting, we need to embarrass people who don't do the right thing. It's going to take citizen action." - Marian Wright Edelman

"Not for nothing that [Donald] Trump, who himself has had some high unfavorable ratings, distrusted by a significant amount of the population and even a significant amount of the Republican voting electorate is more trusted than the media right now." - Donald Trump

"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." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Voting is not only our right, it is our power. When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each other." - Loung Ung

"It was assumed that you can't touch evangelical Christians. "Oh, they're the Republican Right. Stay away from those people. Don't even try to talk to them." Well, what's interesting is that there were evangelical Christians who were voting for Kerry. There were right-to-lifers who were voting for Kerry. And it's interesting to listen to the reasons why. To ignore that segment of the electorate is moronic. Particularly if you don't know who those people are, or what their concerns are." - Errol Morris

"If Voting Changed Anything They'd Abolish It" - Ken Livingstone

"Voting is the first duty of democracy." - Lyndon B Johnson

"I'm definitely voting for First Gentleman." - Chelsea Clinton

"I've never disclosed for whom I'm voting." - Max Lucado

"I'm not voting for Hillary Clinton." - Joe Heck

"If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it." - Ken Livingstone

"Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting." - Robert Frost

"Voting is an individual, personal thing." - Hill Harper

"The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case." - Thomas Paine

"As far as [Bernie] Sanders is concerned, he's probably the most honest of all of them. But we have to be careful, because this is the most important election [2016] in the history of this country; because you're not just voting for a president, you're voting for the person who can take America totally down! America will never be great as she once was, again, but she can survive if she does the right thing." - Louis Farrakhan

"Voting for the lesser of two evils is voting for your own enslavement." - Gerald Celente

"Change arises from conviction. Stop voting in fear. Start voting for hope." - George Monbiot

"A worker voting for Mitt Romney is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders," - Richard Trumka

"The people who are voting for Trump are not voting rationally." - Gene Weingarten

"People that have died 10 years ago are still voting, illegal immigrants are voting." - Donald Trump

"I have a tremendous fan base. I know we have a tremendous base, we have the most incredible people. But I just don`t have any interest in that. I have one interest, and that`s on November 8th. And frankly, right now, some people are voting right now." - Donald Trump

"Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men." - Henry David Thoreau

"I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them You are supreme: exercise your power. They say, That's right: tell us what to do; and I tell them. I say Exercise our vote intelligently by voting for me. And they do. That's democracy; and a splendid thing it is too for putting the right men in the right place." - George Bernard Shaw

"All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority." - Henry David Thoreau

"Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate ... It's time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment," - Sarah

"New Rule: Gay marriage won't lead to dog marriage. It is not a slippery slope to rampant inter-species coupling. When women got the right to vote, it didn't lead to hamsters voting. No court has extended the equal protection clause to salmon. And for the record, all marriages are "same sex" marriages. You get married, and every night, it's the same sex." - Bill Maher

"Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate ... It's time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment," - Sarah

"In fact, in some countries there are actually voting drives conducted in prison! But here in the U.S., we seem to take the idea of democracy a bit less seriously and people are denied the right to vote not only when they are in prison, but also upon release in many states." - Michelle Alexander

"Voting rights expert and legal scholar Pam Karlan reports that as of 2004, there were more black men disenfranchised than in 1870, the year the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified prohibiting laws that deny the right to vote on the basis of race." - Michelle Alexander

"At least when I was young, in high school: "Eh, voting doesn't mean nothing." You don't really know that to be true, you just say it. Then you get older, and responsible, and you go, "Oh heck, let me vote." And then you vote and you go away. I was actually right when I was 16." - Aaron Mcgruder

"We could solve this problem of a divided vote, or an unintended consequence of your vote, to a voting system which uses your name, where I am right now, they've got it on the ballot for a statewide referendum which enables people to." - Jill Stein

"If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women." - Ann Coulter

"Not voting is one of the worst things that could happen in our community. You can vote for whoever you want to, but choosing not to vote spits in the face of our ancestors who fought for our right to vote." - Otis Moss III

"When we talk about values, I think of rationality in solving problems. That's something I value. [Values are things like] Fairness, kindness, generosity, tolerance. When they [Conservative right wing Republicans] talk about values, they're talking about things like going to church, voting for Bush, being loyal to Jesus, praying. These are not values." - Bill Maher

"I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there." - Birch Bayh

"Men and women in my lifetime have died fighting for the right to vote: people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered while registering black voters in Mississippi in 1964, and Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 during the Selma march for voting rights." - Jeff Greenfield

"There's a lot of fuss on the Left about election irregularities, like, you know, the voting machines were tampered with, they didn't count the votes right, and so on. That's all accurate and of some importance, but of far more importance is the fact that elections just don't take place, not in any meaningful sense of the term 'election.'" - Noam Chomsky

"Many Americans do not realize that we could institute proportional representation for most elections in the U.S. without amending the Constitution. In helping to educate the public about the potential for voting system reform, CVD can play a central role in a pro-democracy movement right here in America!" - John Anderson

"When New Labour came to power, we got a Right-wing Conservative government. I came to realise that voting Labour wasn't in Scotland's interests any more. Any doubt I had about that was cast aside for ever when I saw Gordon Brown cosying up to Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street." - Jimmy Reid

"The irony is that the people we tend to vote for actually look down on voters and voting. That's just idiotic, right? That's like a snake eating its own tail! A wolf in a trap gnawing off its own head to escape!" - Steven Weber

"No matter what your political persuasion, you can find a guide that makes it quick, easy and painless to exercise your right to vote. Wanna know what a certain proposition put forth by a cadre of undisclosed billionaires which cuts funding for public education, arts and infrastructure means? Use the voting guide!" - Steven Weber

"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty." - Noah Webster

"Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions." - Mark Richardson

"I never expected the movement against globalization and corporate rule to mushroom as quickly as it has, either. And right now the strongest electoral arm of that movement is the Green Party. I try to stress to people cynical about voting that the Greens are the most effective electoral arm of the so-called Spirit of Seattle, and it's great fun to cause trouble in the streets, but that's not going to accomplish much without insurrection in the voting booth at the same time." - Jello Biafra

"Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner." - Robert A Heinlein

"Voting is the foundation stone for political action." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If voting could actually change anything, it would be illegal." - Noam Chomsky

"If voting changed anything, it would be illegal." - George Carlin

"If voting made any difference, it would be illegal," - Philip Berrigan

"Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting." - Robert Frost

"Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That's voting." - Robert Frost

"If voting could change anything, it would be illegal." - Jello Biafra

"Vote wisely, even if that means not voting at all." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"I don't feel comfortable voting for Hillary Clinton." - Glenn Beck

"I don't feel comfortable voting for Donald Trump." - Glenn Beck

"If voting could change things, it would be illegal." - Saying

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting." - Alfred Emanuel Smith

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting." - Tom Stoppard

"There is nothing patriotic about voting for Brexit." - Ruth Davidson

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." - Emma Goldman

"I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home." - Earl Long

"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting." - Al Smith

"Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican." - Yeardley Smith

"It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting." - Tom Stoppard

"I don't vote. I don't do no voting." - Kendrick Lamar

"A Black man voting for the Republicans makes about as much sense as a chicken voting for Col. Sanders," - J C Watts

"If you let the world roll on the way it's rolling, you're voting for death. I'm not voting for death." - Bill Mollison

"By voting for a candidate, we're not endorsing a particular lifestyle. We're simply voting on the issues." - Robert Jeffress

"Right is right only when entire." - Victor Hugo

"This Ariyan Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right view, right aim, right speech, right action, right living, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation." - Gautama Buddha

"If it looks right, it is right." - Dorothy Draper

"We must exist right here, right now!" - Shunryu Suzuki

"Right is right and wrong is wrong." - Terrell Owens

"God defend the right." - William Shakespeare

"The customer's always right." - Mitch Hedberg

"Do right. Fear Nothing." - Andrew Klavan

"Right now counts forever." - R C Sproul

"Come together, right now." - John Lennon

"Right said Fred" - Myles Rudge

"Love is always right." - Richard Laymon

"Reinforcement is being right." - B F Skinner

"Make believe I'm right." - Laura Schlessinger

"Theta clearing is about as practical and simple as repairing a shoe lace. It is nothing to do with hypnotism, voodooism, charalatanism, monkeyism or theosophy. Done, the thetan can do anything a stage magician can do in the way of moving objects around. But this isn't attained by holding one's breath or thinking right thoughts or voting Republican or any other superstitous or mystic practice. So for the reason I brought up, rule out, auditor, any mumbo jumbo or mysticism, spiritualism, or religion." - L Ron Hubbard

"States vote to take away my marriage rights, and even though I don't want to get married, it tends to hurt my feelings. I guess what bugs me is that it was put to a vote in the first place. If you don't want to marry a homosexual, then don't. But what gives you the right to weigh in on your neighbor's options? It's like voting whether or not redheads should be allowed to celebrate Christmas." - David Sedaris

"When women got the vote, they did not redefine voting. When African-Americans got the right to sit at a lunch counter alongside white people, they did not redefine eating out. They were simply invited to the table. That is all we want to do; we have no desire to change marriage. We want to be entitled to not only the same privileges but the same responsibilities as straight people" - Cynthia Nixon

"I'm pissed off at my Republican family back in North Carolina, several of whom came to my wedding, but who went right back and are voting for homophobes and acting like it doesn't matter. It does matter and it's time for the queers in this country to start saying so to their families. I think we've all cut them too much slack for far too long." - Armistead Maupin

"I'm pissed off at my Republican family back in North Carolina, several of whom came to my wedding, but who went right back and are voting for homophobes and acting like it does' matter. It does matter and it's time for the queers in this country to start saying so to their families. I think we"ve all cut them too much slack for far too long." - Armistead Maupin

"Civil libertarian activists are found overwhelmingly on the left. Their right-wing brethren have been concerned with issues more important than civil rights, voting rights, abuses by police and the military, and the subordination of politics to religion - issues like the campaign to expand human freedom by turning highways over to toll-extracting private corporations and the crusade to funnel money from Social Security to Wall Street brokerage firms." - Michael Lind

"[James] Madison pointed out in the discussion of the constitutional debates - the constitutional convention - that democracy would be a danger. He used England of course as the model and said suppose that in England everyone had the free right to vote; the poor, the propertyless - who are the great majority - would use their voting power to take away the rights of property owners to carry out what we would call land reform." - Noam Chomsky

"But why must everything have a practical application? I'd been such a diligent soldier for years - working, producing, never missing a deadline, taking care of my loved ones, my gums and my credit record, voting, etc. Is this lifetime supposed to be only about duty? In this dark period of loss, did I need any justification for learning Italian other than that it was the only thing I could imagine bringing me any pleasure right now?" - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Mr. Bibbit, you might warn this Mr. Harding that I'm so crazy I admit to voting for Eisenhower. Bibbit! You tell Mr. McMurphy I'm so crazy I voted for Eisenhower twice! And you tell Mr. Harding right back - he puts both hands on the table and leans down, his voice getting low - that I'm so crazy I plan to vote for Eisenhower again this November." - Ken Kesey

"I'm pissed off at my Republican family back in North Carolina, several of whom came to my wedding, but who went right back and are voting for homophobes and acting like it doesn't matter. It does matter and it's time for the queers in this country to start saying so to their families. I think we've all cut them too much slack for far too long." - Armistead Maupin

"I don't think that there's substantiated evidence that shows that voter fraud is such a rampant problem that we have to put in place measures that people have to pass in order to exercise that constitutional free right. Voting should be - and is required to be - a right that is unencumbered. That does not have tests that people must pass.... Anything put in place to restrict that right, or to make it more difficult for people to exercise it, should be outlawed, and should not be allowed." - Clay Aiken

"It's almost like my career has been [based on voting]. I won a dancing contest to get into wrestling. That involved fans voting. And then on Dancing with the Stars, fans were voting." - Stacy Keibler

"I'm not calling for a boycott on voting. But I think it should be very clear that just voting is not going to solve our problems." - Grace Lee Boggs

"Your story is for - voting for every disastrous trade agreement, and voting for corporate America. Did I vote against the Wall Street bailout?" - Bernie Sanders

"Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison." - Bob Barr

"There's an enormous difference between voting for a candidate because you hate another ethnic group and voting for a candidate because he's a member of your ethnic group." - Jonathan Haidt

"When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure." - Deforest Soaries

"Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. . . . Easy is right means natural is right, effortlessness is right, egolessness is right." - Rajneesh

"How right- how incredibly, utterly right- and how impossible!" - Elizabeth George Speare

"The time is always right to do right" - Nelson Mandela

"Only if a child feels right can he think right." - Haim Ginott

"For right is right, since God is God." - Frederick William Faber

"What is right for the family is right for Britain." - Margaret Thatcher

"Right, oh, yeah, Happy 9/11! Celebrate the day, right?" - James Brolin

"Do the right thing because it is right." - Immanuel Kant

"An unlimited right to tax, implies a right to destroy." - Daniel Webster

"The right man comes at the right time." - Proverbs

"it's wrong to be right; it's right to be wrong." - Paul Arden

"If you do right, everything will come out right." - Wolfman Jack

"What's right isn't always popular. What's popular isn't always right." - Howard Cosell

"It's not about being right, it's about getting it right." - Elizabeth Spelke

"I'm into scales right now." - John Coltrane

"Don't fear, just live right." - Neal A Maxwell

"Right here, you're killing me." - Laura Kinsale

"Contentment is knowing you're right" - Bill Bailey

"Great minds sink alike, right?" - Jay Mcinerney

"The customer is always right." - Harry Gordon Selfridge

"All right cupcakes listen up!" - Rick Riordan

"Everybody thinks they are right" - Stefan Sagmeister

"Everybody is a bit right." - Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

"I wanna rock right now." - Rob Base

"Do it right, regret nothing." - Vanna Bonta

"Do right. Risk the consequences." - Bob Enyart

"You know you're permanent, right?" - S.C. Stephens

"He's the game all right." - Edge

"I was cured all right." - Anthony Burgess



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