"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."
-Thomas Jefferson, 1789
It's one thing to vote.
It's quite another thing to search out balanced reporting on the issues and candidates, separate the emotional spin from the rational facts, and cast a truly well-informed vote.
So please, today and always, resist the temptation to vote according to your passions and fears. Read a voter's pamphlet, seek out opposing points of view, and by all means, remember that the best way to predict what a person will do in the futures is to examine what he has done in the past.
And whatever the outcome of the election, remember that we will carry on together. The United States government will still be of the people, for the people, by the people; no matter who sits in the Oval Office, this country belongs to us.