Monday, November 01, 2010

Importance of Voting


James A. Garfield, 20th President of the USA
"Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress.
If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.
If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.
If the next centennial does not find us a great nation it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
 --- James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, in a centennial speech to Congress, 1876