“I have faith in the people. They will not consent to disunion. The danger is, they are misled. Let them know the truth, and the country is safe.”
Abraham Lincoln said this as he grew concerned that he would not be re-nominated by the Republican Party for President in 1864, instead being replaced by a candidate who would seek peace. Despite this concern, though, he knew that the people would look past the lies they were being told and support what was best for the country.
Since its founding in 1988, Vote Smart has had the same faith in the American public that President Lincoln expressed when the country was torn apart by war. If voters are provided with the information that they need to make an informed choice over who they want to represent them, then America will be better off.
While we fight to provide our fellow citizens with the truth every day, we cannot continue to fulfill our mission without the support of Americans who want to see facts mean something again in politics.
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