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Presidents on Voting

Via Vote.org, quotes from past presidents on the importance of voting. I know we’re numb, but can you imagine Individual 1 saying anything like this? 

Anyway, a helpful refresher of what America is supposed to be about.

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 "For this Nation to remain true to its principles, we cannot allow any American's vote to be denied, diluted, or defiled. The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished."

—Ronald Reagan

“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”

—Thomas Jefferson

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”

—Lyndon B. Johnson


“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

—Abraham Lincoln