Quotations on Vote

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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
(Keywords: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat.
- Lord Beaverbrook
(Keywords: Man, Vote, Will)

When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Values, Responsibility, Support, Vote, Will)

I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Time, Elections, Vote, Want)

Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Congress, Country, President, Vote, Voting, Weight)

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
(Keywords: People, Failure, Denial, Right, Vote, Voting)

Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Nature, Angels, Career, Congress, May, Reason, Service, Temptation, Vote, Yield)

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
- Charles Bukowski
(Keywords: Time, Democracy, Dictatorship, Difference, First, Vote, Voting, Waste)

When we look around the world today, when we see in Afghanistan that 10 million people have registered to vote in their upcoming elections, including 40 percent of those people are women, that's just unbelievable.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Women, People, Afghanistan, Elections, Today, Vote, World)

And the president is all wrong when he maintains that a nominee should have an up-or-down vote. The Constitution doesn't say that. The Constitution doesn't say that that nominee shall have any vote at all. There doesn't have to even be a vote.
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: Constitution, President, Vote, Wrong)

When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American. And most African Americans - well over 90 percent, thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical - will probably vote Democratic.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: African, American, Americans, Community, Forget, Talk, Vote, Will)

If Republicans want to bring these things up for a vote, I'm letting them know where I stand.
- Brad Carson
(Keywords: Republicans, Vote, Want)

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority.
- Dick Cheney
(Keywords: Minority, National security, Senate, states, United, Vote, Washington, Years)

If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?
- Cher
(Keywords: Country, Minority, Republican, Vote, Woman)

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: Intelligence, Women, Civilization, Man, Vote, Want, Woman)

You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
- Eleanor Clift
(Keywords: Women, Strength, Environment, Office, Vote, Woman)

We are spending more money on bond holders than we are on our own citizens. It took 204 years to have this happen. The other party will not even allow a recorded vote on this issue so that we can see how people stand on that issue.
- Jim Cooper
(Keywords: Money, People, Party, Vote, Will, Years)

Censure is a limp noodle across the wrist of the president. I think the way we vote on the articles will express the way we feel stronger than any censure vote.
- Larry Craig
(Keywords: Censure, President, Vote, Will)

Besides if people really want to support the troops they would vote democrat.
- David Cross
(Keywords: People, Support, Troops, Vote, Want)

I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn.
- Ron Davies
(Keywords: Hope, Autumn, Commitment, Party, Saying, Unity, Vote, Will)

I just read that 81 percent of Americans are ready to vote for a woman. So it sounds like America is ready.
- Geena Davis
(Keywords: America, Americans, Vote, Woman)

In the United States, commentators recognize that, generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic, while most people, again generally speaking, who hold conservative positions will vote Republican.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: People, Conservative, Liberal, Republican, states, United, Vote, Will)

The American people are going to judge the majority party here today. If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows this provision to be stricken, they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country.
- Norm Dicks
(Keywords: Men, Women, People, American, Country, Majority, Military, Party, Today, Vote, Voting)

I was wrong to vote for this war. Unfortunately, I'll have to live with that forever. And the lesson I learned from it is to put more faith in my own judgment.
- John Edwards
(Keywords: Faith, War, Judgment, Vote, Wrong)

France on its own cannot impose its point of view. But neither should it give up on its demands. With a clear vote for change France will be in a strong position.
- Laurent Fabius
(Keywords: Change, France, Vote, Will)

Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: People, Dignity, Vote, Voting)

Civil and political rights are critical, but not often the real problem for the destitute sick. My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get medical care or clean water.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Medical, Care, Rights, Now, Vote, Water)

The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Husband, Influence, Vote, Woman)

My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies.
- Todd Gitlin
(Keywords: Government, Power, American, State, states, United, Vote, World)

There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.
- Emma Goldman
(Keywords: Politics, Hope, Right, Vote, Will, Woman)

Do not tell somebody how to vote, just go up to them and tell them what Fahrenheit 9/11 meant to you. Fahrenheit will probably not win an Academy Award, but if you put it first on your list, it will become a nominee.
- Valerie Harper
(Keywords: First, Vote, Will)

And their pals vote for their stuff when they're not on the panel, and it just keeps going that way. And they tend to be very fringe artists, so anything before the 20th century is not worth considering. This is out of date.
- Charlton Heston
(Keywords: Artists, Vote, Worth)

So that they can actually make it known to the American people before they vote what they're voting for.
- Betty Hill
(Keywords: People, American, Vote, Voting)

I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count.
- Patricia Ireland
(Keywords: Women, African, Americans, Being, Interest, Vote, Want)

I not only urge you to vote that ticket yourself, but I beg that you will persuade others to do so. Personal effort can accomplish a great deal, and I beg that you will use your personal influence with your friends to get them to go with you to save the boys.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Keywords: Boys, Effort, Friends, Influence, Vote, Will)

I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Keywords: Government, Opportunity, Vote, Will)

Once the Afghan people vote and they choose their President with direct, secret ballot from all over the country, there will be a lot of difference in this country and a lot of legitimate power to flow with implementation.
- Hamid Karzai
(Keywords: Power, People, Country, Difference, President, Vote, Will)

I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Hope, American, Religious, Vote, Voting, Waste, Will)

It is important that the Iraqi people have confidence in the election results and that the voting process, including the process for vote counting, is free and fair.
- Zalmay Khalilzad
(Keywords: People, Confidence, Results, Vote, Voting)

They're saying Arnold will get 95% of the vote. At least according to his brother, Jeb Schwarzenegger.
- Craig Kilborn
(Keywords: Brother, Saying, Vote, Will)

I'm moved to think about the political state of our country right now. Most people who go out and vote have a very clear sense of what's right and wrong. And a lot of those people who don't aren't sure, so they don't go out and vote.
- Peter Krause
(Keywords: People, Country, Now, Right, Sense, State, Vote, Wrong)

In the past week it has become clear that the vote on the final healthcare bill will be very close. I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted the better part of the last century to bring America in line with other modern democracies in providing single payer health care.
- Dennis Kucinich
(Keywords: Health, America, Care, Fight, Healthcare, Past, Seriousness, Vote, Will)

Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
- Nick Lampson
(Keywords: Marriage, Man, President, Protection, Support, Today, Vote, Will, Woman)

Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
- Bernard Levin
(Keywords: Man, Vote, Will)

Today's vote ensures that coal will continue to be an important part of our nation's energy policy, with strong parameters to make it cleaner and more efficient.
- Ron Lewis
(Keywords: Policy, Energy, Nation, Today, Vote, Will)

I will always vote on the side of freedom and our right to keep and bear arms.
- Mel Martinez
(Keywords: Freedom, Right, Vote, Will)

You think that somehow they didn't come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill? Then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as to not understand what's going on in Washington, D.C.
- Eric Massa
(Keywords: Health, Care, Ladies, Gentlemen, Today, Vote, Washington, World)

Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans.
- John McHugh
(Keywords: Americans, Legislation, Now, Reality, Reform, Senate, Service, Vote, Will)

Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.
- Ken Mehlman
(Keywords: Winning, African, Republican, Republicans, Today, Trying, Vote, Wrong)

Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales.
- Barbara Mikulski
(Keywords: Politics, Court, Law, Play, Troops, Vote, Want, Will)



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