By twhalliii | THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall November 4, 2008 at 5:35AM
If you have registered, please go out today and vote. Your democracy needs you.
Food for thought on another Election Day...
"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote." --George Jean Nathan
"Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be."--Sydney J. Harris
"A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election." --Bill Vaughan
"Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy...It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me." -- Nancy Neuman
" To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain." --Louis L'Amour
"Voting is a civic sacrament."-- Theodore Hesburgh