John Wesley's Voting Advice
Worthwhile advice for those of us who took part in yesterday's referendum on EU membership. The aftermath of the vote has witnessed young complaining about the old, the educated annoyed at the so-called uneducated; politicians, neighbours and friends remain divided. Social media contains particularly vitriolic comments.
I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them:
1) To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy.
2) To speak no evil of the person they voted against.
3) To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.
From Wesley’s Journal, October 3, 1774