Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Vote!

Well, I've been away for a few days getting some other work done, but to quote my favorite fictional president, "Break's over." And while I'm bustin' out the Bartlet, today is election day, which gives me cause to again deploy one of my favorite quotations from the Book of Jed, and encourage everyone to do their civic duty:
"My great-grandfather’s great-grandfather was Dr. Josiah Bartlet, who was the New Hampshire delegate to the second Continental Congress, the one that sat in session in Philadelphia in the summer of 1776, and announced to the world that we were no longer subjects of King George III, but rather a self-governing people. 'We hold these truths to be self-evident,' they said, 'that all men are created equal.' Strange as it may seem, that was the first time in history that anyone had bothered to write that down. Decisions are made by those who show up. Class dismissed."
- President Bartlet (by way of Aaron Sorkin) in the West Wing episode, "What Kind of Day Has it Been"

1 comment:

mezba said...

I actually argued you should (not) vote (democrat) by holding one's nose (which is pretty much what US politics is now).

http://mezba.blogspot.com/2010/11/why-muslims-should-not-vote-democrat.html