"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

A vote

Someone really ought to be keeping track of these things. But we’ll note here an addition to the long list of cases where a single vote really did matter.

It’s located (for now) on the cover page of the Wallowa County Chieftain:

“Wallowa school levy defeated by only one vote: ‘Obviously we’re disappointed, but it was very close,’ said Wallowa school district superintendent Marc Thielman about the fate of the levy that the district put on last Tuesday’s ballot.”

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