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Hokusai Great Wave- VOTE

Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

-Reinhold Niebuhr, The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944)

No lectures or beseeching this morning. You wouldn’t be reading this if you were still trying to make up your mind at this point. So, I am going to let the words of other minds speak for me today.

Exercise your rights. Preserve democracy.


You have no idea how much it might matter.

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.

William Beveridge,Full Employment in a Free Society (1944)

Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.

–John Lewis, Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people.

–Helen Keller, The Home Magazine (1935)

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