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''I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower.'' ''Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!''

Author: Ken Kesey


Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want.

Author: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

Profession: American Journalist

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

We just did a survey that showed.... something like 65 percent of the [American] people couldn't vote for the First Amendment if it was up for a vote today.

Author: Peter Prichard


Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.

Author: William L. Shirer


Our elections are free -- it's in the results where eventually we pay.

Author: Bill Stern


It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.

Author: Tom Stoppard (1937)

Profession: Czech Playwright

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

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.

Author: Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

Profession: Thirty-third President of the USA

When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: ''I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance.''

Author: Source Unknown


In times of stress and strain, people will vote.

Author: Source Unknown


No matter whom you vote for, the Government always gets in.

Author: Source Unknown