Paul Harvey:

One voter in each precinct of the United States will determine the next president of the United States.

One vote. That’s a big weapon you have there.

In 1948, just one vote in each precinct would have elected Dewey. In 1960, one vote in each precinct in Illinois would have elected Nixon. One vote.

More? Thomas Jefferson was elected president by one vote in the Electoral College. So was John Quincy Adams. One vote gave statehood to California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington. The Draft Act of World War II passed the House by one vote.

Plato said it: “The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” So your one vote is important. Historically, you use it…or you lose it. If you’re not sure for whom you should vote, turn to a newspaper you can trust.

Because everything we’ve won in 10 wars at the point of a gun can be taken away one vote at a time. Edmund Burke said it another way: “All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in this world is for enough good men to do nothing.”

Editor note: Today is national election day in the United States.

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