“I have an idea about voting, how about on every ballot we include “None of the above”. People may laugh at that, but what that is, it is a vote of no confidence in your government and I’m willing to bet that in some elections, ‘None of the Above’ would win. Imagine if you won the election but lost to ‘None of the Above’. Wouldn’t that make you re-think your positions?” ― Jesse Ventura
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln
“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” — Commonly attributed to anarchist Emma Goldman.
“Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilt, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country? Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms. Vote.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year
Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity.” ― Naomi Klein
“It is perhaps a sign of the strength of our republic that so few people feel the need to participate. That must be the reason.” ― Jon Stewart, America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” — Winston Churchill, on the floor of Parliament in November 1947.
“Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.” — Will Rogers
“Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It’s the other way around. They never vote for us.” — Dan Quayle
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” — Wendell Berry