The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.— Winston Churchill
Most Powerful Voters quotations
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.
Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.
Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.
That's not for me to decide, that's for the voters to decide and many of them are saying, this slavish adherence to the cult of the free market that the Republican party has followed for decades isn't what we want anymore. That's not a question for me, that's up to them.
Exploiting the stupidity of the American voter is fun and easy: kinda like squeezing a lemon.
I think it's the responsibility of every human being, not just those who wear the identity of poet, activist, voter, religious person... it's the responsibility of every person. Our responsibility is to use our intelligence as clearly and coherently as we possibly can.
I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races: that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.
Some politician some years ago said that bad officials are elected by good voters who do not vote.
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
Racial, globalist free markets hasn't worked for everybody in America - hasn't worked for at least the white working, or lower middle class in America don't perceive that it has worked very well for them. It hasn't served everybody, and a bit of protectionism - for many American voters - seems like quite an attractive thing.
I could stand in the middle Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters.
Our American heritage is threatened as much by our own indifference as it is by the most unscrupulous office or by the most powerful foreign threat. The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
The typical American voter is so stupid, his dog teaches him tricks.
The stupidity of the American voter is exceeded only by its slovenliness.
We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.
A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty.
My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years as an anti-apartheid politician, had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.
The greatest threat to the constitutional right to vote is voter fraud.
The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters.
Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you're smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That's why I'm a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.
The people the Republicans should reach out to are the white votes, the white voters who didn't vote in the last election. The propagandists are leading us down the wrong path.
The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters, provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites to seize power in order to impose their own vision on a newly socially regimented Europe.
You constantly hear about voter fraud... but you don't see huge amounts of vote fraud out there.
Democracy is four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Nearly two and a half million people die every year that are on the voter rolls.
So it takes time to get dead people off the voter rolls.
The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
I'm against voter fraud in any form, and I have long supported a national voter ID card. But ID cards need not - and must not - restrict voting rights in any way, shape or form.
Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time.
The ban directly hampers the partys ability to spread its message and hamstrings voters seeking to inform themselves about the candidates and issues.
I don't read such small stuff as letters, I read men and nations.
I can see through a millstone, though I can't see through a spelling-book. What a narrow idea a reading qualification is for a voter!
The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
A platform is something a candidate stands for and the voters fall for.
As the 2012 elections approach the finish line, the chatter among columnists and political reporters is about upcoming books that take readers inside the campaigns, cutting-edge efforts to micro-target voters on Internet social applications, the enormous money flowing through super-PACs, and extreme political polarization.
American voters have to pay closer attention to politics if they want to avoid four years of whining about the outcome.
Political promises are much like marriage vows.
They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.