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Voting Resources by Jesse Bluma

Voting Resources

Who said "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"?  
These are the mindful words of Evelyn Beatrice Hall in a book she wrote describing the life and times of French philosopher Voltaire (pen name of Fran├žois-Marie Arouet).  

The sites below provide useful information before voting.  There are trillions of political resources to look up party platforms, voting records, and endorsements.  Below are a few to help us in our endeavor for "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness".  This is not a complete list of every political persuasion.  These are good to know because they have been influential and will be influential for a long time to come.  If we are to liberate our minds and understand others, me must learn about people, places, things, and ideas that we may support or cause us discomfort.  

Don't know much about local candidates?  The beauty of the Internet and social sites.  Amazing what you can find out.

Magna Carta

Magna Carta was written by a group of 13th-century barons to protect their rights and property against a tyrannical king. It is concerned with many practical matters and specific grievances relevant to the feudal system under which they lived. 

The Mayflower Compact
The first law document of Plymouth Colony.

The English Bill of Rights
An important step in outlawing unusual punishment and guaranteeing political speech

The Declaration of Independence

The main purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to announce the colonies separation from England.

U.S. Constitution

The supreme law of the United States of America.


Information about state propositions and county measures.

Official Democrat Party

History of the Democrat Party

No Party Preference
In many states you may register without preference to a political party.

Official Republican Party

Republican Party of Orange County

Rush Limbaugh
Marconi Radio Award Winner

Young Americans for Freedom
Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is now a project of Young America's Foundation.

The Conservative Party USA

The Sacred Survey
Why conservatives and liberals talk past each other.

Bowling Alone
Robert Putnam wrote Bowling Alone to explain "The Collapse and Revival of American Community".  You can purchase the book through a book seller such as Amazon.

The Irony of Democracy
The Irony of Democracy gives a dynamic explanation of our country's birthday.  It goes beyond dry definitions and basics, giving insight into what it means to be an American, "the underlying value is individual dignity" (Thomas R. Dye - Emeritus, Florida State University, Harmon Zeigler, Louis Schubert - City College of San Francisco).
You can purchase the book through a book seller such as Amazon.

Constituting America
An education resource for students, founded by actress Janine Turner.

This is America Charlie Brown
A video cartoon for the young and young at heart.

The Electoral College
How the president is chosen.

Constitution Town Hall
Hillsdale College Kirby Center has hosted interactive town halls on matters related to the Constitution.

The California Channel

The California Channel is a public service funded entirely by California’s cable television operators as a means to provide Californians direct access to “gavel-to-gavel” proceedings of the California Legislature, and other forums where public policy is discussed, debated, and decided – all without editing, commentary, or analysis and with a balanced presentation of viewpoints.

National Conference of State Legislatures

State Legislative Websites Directory

How to Create a Bank of Social Media Posts
A how-to guide for being an involved citizen online.

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