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Some Quotes for an Election Year

Each November, we have the opportunity and the duty to vote. Here are some thoughts about duty and belief:

"I call on every officer and man . . . to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier, defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country."
George Washington,
former U.S. president.

"The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves."
Plato,
Greek philosopher.

"Although personally opposed to abortion, I don't believe I have a right to force my beliefs on others."
Anonymous.

"Thank God, I have done my duty."
Horatio Nelson,
British admiral.

"Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal considerations should stand in the way of performing a public duty."
Ulysses S. Grant,
former U.S. president (Indorsement of a letter regarding the Whisky Ring).

"The buck stops here."
Harry S. Truman,
former U.S. president.

"Life has no meaning except in terms of responsibility."
Reinhold Niebuhr,
U.S. protestant theologian.

"Stop speaking to us as if our god is Mammon. Speak to us as if our God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus Christ!"
Alan Keyes,
U.S. public figure, speaking about the 1996 election.

"Hence let all citizens be mindful of their simultaneous right and duty to vote freely in the interest of advancing the common good."
The Documents of Vatican II,
The Church Today (75).

"Important principles may and must be inflexible."
Abraham Lincoln,
former U.S. president (his last public address).

"I am innocent of the blood of this just man. The responsibility is yours."
Pontius Pilate,
former Roman governor of Judea.

"Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's, but give to God what is God's."
Jesus,
Savior.


Brian H. Gill, Editor, Sauk Centre K of C Bulletin

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