So... yeah. Elections were yesterday. I'm gonna spend a few minutes here copying and pasting some quotes with which I tend to agree, and then get to the real work of finishing up an essay for tomorrow's class.
Note: I can't vouch for the validity of any of these quotes. I'm throwing sentiments at the page here, not history.
"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."
- George Bernard Shaw
"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right."
- Henry Mencken
"When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting."
- Tom Stoppard
"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."
- Emma Goldman