Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Depending on your point of view, this quote could apply to Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, the last couple U.S. presidential races, or the Washington State governor's race. Despite your attitudes toward any of those elections, this quote is still true.

"In the midst of these pleasing ideas we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections. If an election is to be determined by a majority of a single vote, and that can be procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the Government may be the choice of a party for its own ends, not of the nation for the national good." - John Adams

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