THE POWER OF PEOPLE TO EFFECT CHANGE:
THE POWER OF ONE

Can 'Ordinary'* People Effect Change and Make a Better World?

"I'm only one but I am one. I can't do everything but I can do something and what I can do I ought to do and that by the grace of God I will do."
- Brett Blair

Most 'ordinary/normal' (what's that?) people are decent, yet somewhat apathetic individuals, concerned only with the issues and directly affect them, living their own little lives of 'quiet desperation' amidst job and financial pressures. Still we somehow want to make a difference in the world (and want our lives to count for something), but we don't know WHAT to do and HOW to do it. Because we usually underestimate our ability to make any difference and effect change for the better... in our own countries and in the world. And that is why so many people do not even exercise the greatest privilege they possess: the privilege of the right to vote. World history rests on the myriad of seemingly insignificant decisions (or lack of decision) of millions of "the little people" throughout the world. Would world history have changed if more people had voted in the US elections of 2000? Would Iraq, the Middle East in general and the world now perhaps be a far safer place?

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Here's something to think about...

ONE VOTE made Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and gave him control of England. (1645)

ONE VOTE caused Charles I to be executed. (1649)

ONE VOTE kept Aaron Burr--later charged with treason--from becoming President. (1800)

ONE VOTE elected Marcus Morton governor of Massachusetts. (1839)

ONE VOTE made Texas part of the United States. (1845)

ONE VOTE saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment. (1868)

ONE VOTE changed France from a monarchy to a republic. (1875)

ONE VOTE admitted California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho into the Union. (1850, 1850, 1889, 1890)

ONE VOTE elected Rutherford B. Hayes to the Presidency, and the man in the Electoral College who cast that vote was an Indiana Representative also elected by ONE VOTE. (1876)

ONE VOTE made Adolf Hitler head of the Nazi Party. (1923)

ONE VOTE maintained the Selective Service System only 12 weeks before Pearl Harbour. (1941)

ONE VOTE per precinct would have elected Richard Nixon, rather than John Kennedy, President. (1960)

from John Mark Ministries http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/9870.htm

Did YOU vote ... and for whom?

Enough "meddling/stirring", now, craig

for more click on www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/the-power-of-one/

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

Author's Bio: 

About the author:
Craig likes, no rather loves, to share information and insights to encourage others to be all they are capable of being.
He believes that whilst we should celebrate our differences, what we share is way more important than what divides us.

Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”
- c

In his various writings Craig strives in some small way to promote better understanding between peoples – attempting to make a ‘smidgen’ of difference through contributing towards breaking down social, cultural,political, religious and economic barriers in some small way.

"Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let's link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it"

- c from www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com and www.craigsquotes.wordpress

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=C...)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_qu... (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow