no vote, no freedom

No Vote, No Freedom

Welded & forged steel w/ patina; 18″h 6″h 7″d

This piece is in the permanent collection at the Reece Museum in Tennessee

Let’s be clear: there is nothing more important than voting – period.

When people have full access to voting without cumbersome waiting, then we will live in a country on the road to a strong citizenry. Voting is more important than infrastructure, health care, education, and a host of other issues; because, the people will put in place those candidates who will be responsive to their needs.

I am tired of people calling the United States a democracy. It only tells me how little people know about this country. All one needs to do is recite the Pledge of Allegiance and it is evident we live in a “Republic”.

A Republic is a representative form of government. If we lived in a democracy, the majority would rule. Clearly, this is not the case here when a tiny fraction of the population can control important issues for all of us, in every part of this country.

Voting is everything.


Fred Goldstein, Sculptor
The hands and chain have the same coating to show how the chain and hands are intwined