Sunday, 2 November 2008

Breaking new ground in blogging.

As always the Aberdeen University Labour Club blog is breaking new ground in blogging technology. I am writing this blog and posting it from a train halfway between Carlisle and Edinburgh. [A route about 100 miles out of my way, thank you very much rail works at North Berwick.]

And now I shall justify this self serving proclamation by posting some juicy intellectual quotes about voting:

Vote early and vote often. - Al Capone, 1899 - 1947

Suffrage, n. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1881 - 1906

Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
- Bernard Levin

Truth is not determined by majority vote.
- Doug Gwyn

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, 1767 - 1848

My problem is that, with the two-party system, you only get to vote against one candidate in each race.
- G. Armour Van Horn

No comments:

Post a Comment