Monday, November 1, 2010

Your vote can make a tremendous difference!

Why Bother?
 That’s a valid question you may have when it comes to voting. However, consider the following quotes:
"The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."                              Edmund Burke, British Statesman

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote . . . that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."
Samuel Adams, Founding Father

"Bad politicians are elected by good people who don't vote."
George Jean Nathan

"If America is to survive, we must elect more God-centered men and women to public office; individuals who will seek Divine guidance in the affairs of state."
Billy Graham, Evangelist

"Ultimately, our loyalty belongs not to any political party or candidate but to God Almighty. And when the time comes, I believe God may ask each of us about how we voted and why."
Richard Land, President, ERLC

"We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow."
Ronald Reagan, U. S President
 Does my vote really matter?
 Yes!  Consider the following examples: 
·        In 1801, one vote in the U.S. House broke the tie between presidential candidates Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.  By the way, Burr was later charged with treason!

·        In 1839, one vote made Marcus Morton governor of Massachusetts and earned him the nickname “Landslide.”

·        In 1868, one vote saved President Andrew Johnson from being removed from office.

·        In 1876, one vote in the Electoral College gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency.

·        In 1941, one vote extended the active service provision in the Selective Service Act (Draft) just four months before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

·        In 2000, we had one of the most closely contested presidential elections in American history, and some people are still arguing about who won!

The point is this: Your vote can make a tremendous difference!

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