Saturday, October 31, 2020
Politics The Most Powerful Thing We Own Is Our Vote

The Most Powerful Thing We Own Is Our Vote

“The most powerful thing we own is our vote.” ~ Bev Perdue

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This is powerful.

“All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or back gammon, 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 that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obli­gation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. 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.”

― Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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