Thursday, October 23, 2008

Encouraging Quote by a Great Man

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -- John Quincy Adams

It is with this in mind that I will choose to watch the upcoming third party presidential debate.

The debate is tonight at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., where I stayed one year ago this month. (Debate schedule: Thursday, October 23, at 9:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM Texas time.)

C-SPAN will cover the debate, hopefully live.

Early voting in Texas has begun, so vote your conscience and stick to your principles, all the way down the ballot. Remember that your vote is your endorsement of that candidate, and one day you might get a chance to shake their hand and look in their eye. This is what I think about when I vote--who would I most like to support if we were face to face?

1 comment:

Jannie Funster said...

YES!!! Someone who gets it.

Like this...

"You cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."

- Rev. William J. H. Boetcker

Jannie, also in Austin, just found you on Blogger via the Austin tag.