Where annual elections end, there slavery begins. -John Quincy Adams

Did you vote?  Voting is one of the most important duties an American can render.  When you put your voice in the ballot box, then you let your country know what you want.  You are part of change.  You are helping to determine the future of your children.  You are changing the lives of a generation as yet unborn.

There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Our elections are free -it’s in the results where eventually we pay. -Bill Stern

We all pay in the results of our elections.  Even those who don’t vote have to obey the laws of the land.  There are no exceptions.  If you don’t vote, you are paying the price for something you didn’t purchase.

Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master! -Thomas Jefferson

We, the people of America, are the bosses.  We decide who to put in the government.  We pay their salaries.  We listen to them debate and interview and give us their pitch, and then we decide.  If we like the way our elected officials from past years have performed, we re-elect them.  If we don’t…we fire them. 

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.  -Grover Cleveland

Stay informed and vote.  You will pay the salaries of these men and women whether you know what they are doing to your country or not.  Read, listen, watch, pay attention.  Know what’s going on in your house.  Keep an eye on what your elected officials are doing.  Vote to have a say in who gets hired.

Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it. -John Adams

Our Founding Fathers fought for it.  They risked their lives for it.  Many men and women have died for it.  For what?  For your freedom.  For your liberty.  For your opportunity to have a say in the futures of your children.  I believe in freedom.  I am grateful to the generations before me for preserving it.  They have passed the torch to us…what will we do with it?  Don’t let it burn out.  Keep the lamp of freedom lit.  Cling to your rights.  Know what the Constitution says.  Work to put officials in office who will enforce the Constitution and our freedoms.  Be an enlightened citizen.

The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.  -Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our destruction if it come at all, will be from…the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence.” -Daniel Webster

“I urge you, by all that is dear, by all that is honorable, by all that is sacred, not only that ye pray but that ye act!” -John Hancock

“If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for the selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.” -Noah Webster

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.” -John Adams

“Action by the citizen in person…constitutes the essence of a Republic.” -Thomas Jefferson

“Let not your childen have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you.” -Rev. Matthias Burnet