11 Patriotic Quotes About Voting That Capture The Importance Of Democracy

There are currently only 123 democratic countries in this world (out of 192 countries total), and the United States is (very obviously) one of them. Democracy is what this nation was founded on, and as these 11 patriotic quotes about voting make clear, it's a belief and a right that we as American citizens must continue to both protect and take advantage of.

Wars have been fought over our right to have a democracy, and blood has been shed so that the citizens can exercise their right to vote for their government and laws. While many (sadly) often take the freedom to vote for granted in today's day and age, it's important to remember that not every human has this right available to them. Because we're lucky enough to have this right, though, we should always take our ability to vote seriously — and everyone should always vote, no matter how they're feeling about the particular candidates who are running. It's unbelievably important.

The best way to continue helping our democracy to flourish is to keep making use of it — and these patriotic quotes about voting will totally remind you of that.

1. "Voting is completely important. People in America think democracy is a given. I think of it as an ecosystem, and what gets in the way of it is politicians and apathy." — Henry Rollins

2. "I love voting day. I love the sight of my fellow citizens lining up to make their voices heard." — Beth Broderick

3. "The message is pretty clear: Americans are sick and tired of the doubletalk coming out of Washington, of us going home and saying we're conservative and then coming up here and voting for 10,000 earmarks. We can't fool America anymore; the media is too good. They're reporting what we're really doing." — Jim DeMint

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4. "Being adequately informed is a democratic duty, just as the vote is a democratic right. A misinformed electorate, voting without knowledge, is not a true democracy." — Jay Griffiths

5. "Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process." — Hillary Clinton

6. "Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed." — DeForest Soaries

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7. "Voting is a Constitutional right. Absent any evidence of fraud, all Americans have a protected right to vote, be they rich or poor, black, Hispanic or white, people who live in a big city or in remote rural areas." — Juan Williams

8. "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 laid the foundation for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but it also addressed nearly every other aspect of daily life in a would-be free democratic society." — Aberjhani

9. "Let the people decide whom to vote for, who has more authority. And only people, only our citizens, are able to place the final emphasis, voting for this or that person or political force, or rejecting it. That's democracy." — Dmitry Medvedev

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10. "Polls can change; people's opinions can change. Voting intentions can change, and I think it would be a silly leader, a silly political party, that would assume that we have it sewn up." — Nicola Sturgeon

11. "The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy, ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic process that we as a Country hold so dear." — Charles B. Rangel

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