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Just thought this great Winston Churchill quote needs to be remembered…

Or to put it another way: "Don't vote just for the sake of voting. It's better not to vote at all if you don't know what you're voting about, because all you're doing is diluting the votes of serious people."

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History of democracy - Wikipedia

"Vote: The Machinery of Democracy," an Interactive exhibition from the Smithsonian looks at the history of voting methods in the U.S., which are as varied as the individual states and their local election districts.

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#MalcolmX #oppression It's still happening... A few examples: http://stopwar.org.uk/campaigns/islamophobia A discussion of the terrorism propaganda that has been used to justify wars of aggression in the name of a so-called democracy, &that has been painting victims as criminals, another example is given by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg who talks about the unjustified, criminal wars in Vietnam and Irak. www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyKIb3f1qk8 Another example…

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Declaration of Human Rights

HUMANISM: Something that is related to humans like, their interests, belief, resident, values, their morals, powers, needs, rights.

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c. 1991: Tony Benn’s plaque to Emily Wilding Davison, placed in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft (Houses of Parliament). Benn said in 2001: “I have put up several plaques—illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison... If one walks around this place, one sees statues of people, not one of whom believed in democracy, votes for women or anything else..."

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The Expansion of Democracy During the Jacksonian Era - America in Class - primary sources for history & literature teachers