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THEFt BY DECEPTION: THE IMMIGRATION CON GAME
Posted By: Bernie on April 4, 2017 10:13 AM in CRIME
Michael Cutler  FrontPageMag.com Published on June 17, 2015


How politicians are robbing citizens of access to the American Dream

"A pattern of criminality has been in progress for decades with more Americans falling victim to this crime each day. The crime is “theft by deception.” Because of this, millions of Americans are losing their thin sliver of the American Dream, their security and their peace of mind

In order to understand the crime we first need to know and understand the elements of the crime.

To provide a starting point and specific language, we will use the definition of “theft by deception” as defined in one state in particular: Georgia. However, this crime, of using deception to steal, is codified in virtually every state and city. This crime is defined in the Georgia Code, in part, as:

a) A person commits the offense of theft by deception when he obtains property by any deceitful means or artful practice with the intention of depriving the owner of the property.

(b) A person deceives if he intentionally:

(1) Creates or confirms another's impression of an existing fact or past event which is false and which the accused knows or believes to be false;

(2) Fails to correct a false impression of an existing fact or past event which he has previously created or confirmed;

(3) Prevents another from acquiring information pertinent to the disposition of the property involved

Today politicians from both political parties, echoing the claims of many special interest groups that provide massive campaign contributions, use deceptive language to achieve their (criminal) goals. As you will see, the claims they make about immigration are without merit and are deceptive and seek to satisfy their campaign contributors.

The perpetrators are our elected politicians from both the “Repugnantcan” and “Demoncrat” parties.

Many politicians have insisted that aliens do the work Americans are either too lazy or too dumb to do. Politicians also have repeatedly claimed that upon graduation from colleges, foreign students in the U.S. should have “Green Cards stapled onto their diplomas,” purportedly to keep these foreign students from returning to their home countries half-way around the world and competing with American companies.

Here's a far better solution: Educate American kids who are likely to not go half-way around the world after graduation but no farther than half-way across town.

Today there are more than 1.1 million foreign students studying in the United States. They are attending more than 9,000 schools and, because there is an abject shortage of ICE agents to conduct field investigations, there is no way to know if many of these schools even exist. In some instances the schools are nothing more than “mills” that, given the authority to petition for foreign students, simply pocket the “tuition” paid by “students” who never study anything in the United States.

Because of a lack of ICE agents, the monitoring of foreign students is actually done by foreign student advisors employed by the schools. Where legitimate schools are concerned, it is likely that the officials take their responsibilities seriously -- but when dealing with shady operations this is akin to having the proverbial “wolf guarding the henhouse.”

Furthermore, America is comprised of its citizens and not companies that are generally multinational corporations that say a “Pledge of Allegiance” to the bottom line and not to our republic or our flag.

Our Declaration of Independence begins with the phrase, “We the people...”

Of the 1.1 million foreign students, China sends us the most students, followed by India and South Korea. Saudi Arabia is in the top ten.

We are indeed training the students of countries, such as China, that are our adversaries. Of late the relationship between the United States and China has degraded and yet we continue to train their scientists and engineers who may plan to return to China to work on weapons systems that might, one day, threaten our safety and security.

Furthermore, most foreign students are granted employment authorization enabling them to work in the United States to obtain practical training under the controversial “Optional Practical Training Program.” With extensions, foreign students may work several years in the United States. Their employers do not pay into the Social Security or Medicare trust funds for these employees, making these foreign employees far more financially attractive to unscrupulous employers. Meanwhile, the Social Security and Medicare trust funds potentially lose billions of dollars they desperately need to stave off bankruptcy.

The property that is being stolen is no less than the American Dream of millions of Americans. When experienced, highly skilled and highly educated American workers are fired, so that foreign workers can replace those workers, a serious theft has occurred. When American students graduate with the necessary degrees and skills that they acquired at great cost and find that they are unable to obtain the jobs they desperately want and for which they have prepared themselves, they too are victims of this crime.

The statements made by the perpetrators of the crime are carefully crafted to facilitate the deception. We have all heard the false claims that Americans won't do the filthy, dangerous and back-breaking jobs and lack the skills to do the high-tech jobs. Those statements about the work Americans won't do are a part of the crime that is being perpetrated on American workers and their families, making deceptive claims to create false impressions as noted in the section of law quoted above.

My dad was a construction worker, a plumber who joined other tradesman in a host of other trades on job sites to support my mom and me, many years ago, when I was growing up. Today hard-working American tradesman of every race and ethnicity are still trudging off to work every morning to do those arduous, dangerous, filthy and back-breaking jobs, glad to earn their paychecks, when jobs are available.

These skilled American craftsmen embody the “can do” American spirit and are frequently maligned by politicians who were elected to represent them and their families.

Increasingly, these skilled tradesman are being replaced by unskilled illegal alien day laborers, who do substandard work -- often shortchanging the homeowner who hires a home improvement company to repair their homes. Sometimes the quality of work done is so deficient, that there are serious and even catastrophic consequences.

Of course the day laborers are paid substandard wages so it should not surprise anyone that the quality of the work they do is substandard. As the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” However, the homeowners who hire contractors pay top dollar for the work that is done. The contractor, however, pays substandard wages to substandard employees. The homeowners who pay their hard-earned money rarely getting their money's worth are also the victims of the crime of theft by deception.

Today increasing numbers of “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals are being laid off and replaced by foreign workers from India and elsewhere. The only thing “exceptional” about these foreign workers is that they will work for exceptionally low wages under exceptionally adverse conditions.

Work helps to define us. Work provides dignity, a sense of purpose, opportunities and income. Virtually every college student who attends college does so with the hope/expectation of a brighter future through a career made possible by acquiring a higher level of education.

When young Americans opt to attend colleges they put off working for years. Upon graduation from those institutions of higher learning, where they invested years of their lives studying conscientiously, they find themselves encumbered by massive debts in the form of student loans. All too often they find that they cannot get jobs in their chosen fields of study, including those who took degrees in the STEM disciplines. For these victims of the crime, their share of the “American Dream” and indeed their futures, have been stolen, their time and money wasted.

Having mentioned student loans, college educations are not inexpensive. The extreme cost of an education was made crystal clear in the April 8, 2015 USA Today report, "National student loan debt reaches a bonkers $1.2 trillion."

The May 17, 2014 New York Daily News article, "Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student loans, surpassing credit card and auto loan debt totals" began with this paragraph:

Student loans have become the second largest source of personal debt in the United States. Aware of growing public concern over the issue, Senate Democrats are making student loans one of their top election year planks and will vote on legislation to allow refinancing at lower rates.

While it may be helpful to lower the interest rate, the real issue is to make certain that qualified American workers get those jobs. It is the rare politician, indeed, from either party who has advocated to make certain that Americans are given every opportunity to be successful.

Increasingly, American students who graduate from college find themselves to be “all dressed up with no where to go” and Americans who have jobs -- especially (and in increasing numbers) high tech workers -- are losing their jobs.

In December 2011 “Dan Rather Reports” aired a disconcerting hour-long report on how highly educated and experienced American computer programmers are being replaced by programmers from India. The report was titled:“Rather Reports: No thanks for everything” and featured interviews with computer programmers who had been working for years in the industry and had exceptional qualifications. They were displaced by foreign workers.

On May 15, 2007 a four minute infuriating video was aired on "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on CNN. It featured an immigration lawyers' conference in which lawyers were being coached to "not find qualified U.S. workers.The lecturer is identified in the video as being Lawrence M. Lebowitz, the Vice President of Marketing for the firm of Cohen & Grigsby.

On June 9, 2015 the Daily Caller reported, "Disney Blacklisted Displaced American Workers." Apparently it was not enough for the managers at Disney to fire American workers and demand that they train their replacements if they wanted their severance packages -- they also allegedly took steps to make certain that these newly laid off workers would not be able to find new jobs.

On June 3, 2015 the New York Times published a report "Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements" that summed up the situation at Disney World.

On February 20, 2015 the newspaper, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, reported, "Edison under fire over plan to replace employees with foreign workers."

These two employers represent the tip of a humongous iceberg. There are many, many more companies that are employing the very same tactics.

UC Davis Health System provides health advice. It has posted a section on the issue of "Coping with the Stress of Layoff and Unemployment" that begins with the following:

Coping with the Stress of Layoff and Unemployment

When a person’s job ends involuntarily due to budget cuts it is normal to feel a sense of loss and the need to take some time to begin to heal. At least temporarily, you may have lost many things important to you including your daily work; your work associations; a structure for your days; financial security and status, etc. Even though the job loss is due to budget cuts and is not your fault, it is common to feel some loss of self esteem, and think that somehow you have failed. It can be hard to tell your friends and family.

Loss and the Grieving Process

Loss triggers a grieving process that may include the stages of shock and denial, anger, resistance, sadness, and finally, acceptance.

While the article focuses on the loss of a job due to “budget cuts” it neglects the loss of jobs due to unbridled greed and the importation of foreign workers. Of course, given all of the factors, hiring foreign workers does indeed reduce the amount of money employers budget for labor. Firing qualified and experienced American and lawful immigrant workers certainly “cuts their budgets!”

The ABC News report HealthJob Losses Carry High 'Stress Tag' includes this paragraph:

"When you lose a job, the losses are multiple," explained Michael McKee, a psychologist at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "There's the possible loss of the financial ability to support yourself and your family if you don't have savings. There may be the loss of self-respect, and the respect of others. For some people, there's a loss of identity. There's a loss of security and daily structure. At the extreme end, there are people who lose meaning and hope."

My July 22, 2014 article for FrontPage Magazine, “Immigration ‘Reform’: Engineered Destruction of the Middle Class,” included a reference to the August 30, 2013 edition of “Business Insider” which published a Reuters news article: “Poverty Stresses The Brain So Much That It’s Like Losing 13 IQ Points.”

The title of that worrying report makes it clear that poverty often becomes self-perpetuating and, once again illustrates how the theft of job opportunities by deception, claims still more victims of this crime who may, in the end, face the consequences of this crime, the theft of the American Dream through deception, for a lifetime. The consequences are also likely to reverberate throughout America as well, when Americans are unable to live up to their capabilities and, rather than being contributors, become dependent on extremely costly assistance programs.

On February 17, 2015 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary: "Effective Immigration Law Enforcement is ‘Pro-Immigrant,’ Compassionate."

In October 2014 Progressives For Immigration Reform published my policy brief: The Liberal Case for Effective Immigration Law Enforcement. A video of my presentation of my policy brief at the Progressives For Immigration Reform conference in November 2014 has been posted on You Tube.

I have written in numerous articles about Alan Greenspan's avid support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform as clearly elucidated when he testified before a Senate immigration hearing on April 30, 2009 on the topic: Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?

In part, his prepared testimony, included this paragraph:

The second bonus (of greatly increasing H-1B visas) would address the increasing concentration of income in this country. Greatly expanding our quotas for the highly skilled would lower wage premiums of skilled over lesser skilled. Skill shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. Quotas have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process, we have created a privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at noncompetitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of our income inequality.

As for the impact increased numbers of foreign workers has on the U.S. economy, on April 15, 2015 the Financial Express headline blared, "India tops in remittances, receives $70 billion: World Bank."

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Remittances to the developing world are expected to reach USD 440 billion in 2015, an increase of 0.9 per cent over the previous year. Global remittances, including those to high income countries, are projected to grow by 0.4 per cent to USD 586 billion.

United States, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remained the top five migrant destination countries and apart from India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria are the top five remittance recipient countries, in terms of value of remittances, the report said.

Total remittances in 2014 reached USD 583 billion. This is more than double the ODA in the world. India received USD 70 billion, China USD 64 billion, the Philippines USD 28 billion. With new thinking these mega flows can be leveraged to finance development and infrastructure projects,” said Kaushik Basu, World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President.

The money flowing out of the United States (remittances) hobbles the U.S. economy and runs in direct opposition to the economic stimulus programs that added to our national debt to pump money into the struggling U.S. economy.

While many factors are involved, there is a point that cannot be ignored: On May 29, 2015 the BBC reported, "US economy shrank in first quarter" noting that the U.S. economy shrank by .7%. However, for the first quarter of 2015, India's economy soared. Consider this headline, that ran on the same day on the BBC website, "India's economy surges by 7.5% in first quarter."

The only way to get Americans working and to reduce our national debt is to put American workers and American students first. American minorities are suffering the greatest poverty and despair. I addressed this in my May 7, 2015 article for FrontPage Magazine, “Hopeless in America.”

Thus far, nearly every candidate for the presidency of both parties has supported massive amnesty programs that would create potentially, tens of millions of newly authorized foreign workers who would not only have as much right to a job in the United States but would actually be more attractive to employers than a comparable American or lawful immigrant. Such aliens would not be covered by ObamaCare. Employers who hired the newly legalized would not have to make the decision of whether to provide costly healthcare insurance to employees or pay a $3,000.00 per employee penalty for not providing health insurance.

On November 28, 2014 I was interviewed by Charles Payne on “Your World With Neil Cavuto” about this issue. Fox News posted the interview online, "ObamaCare incentivizing hiring of illegals? - Former INS agent Michael Cutler weighs in."

Finally, the administration, without the benefit of legislation, has implemented policies that constitute the ultimate betrayal through deception to facilitate the dismantling of any remaining vestiges of integrity of the immigration system that stand between America and those who would do us harm.

We have been robbed of our share of the American Dream, our national security has been undermined and we have lost our peace of mind.

This theft has been ongoing for decades and has involved administrations of presidents from both parties, looting our nation's treasury and stealing our dreams and aspirations and those of our children and their children.

Election Day is rapidly approaching and those who seek office need to be made to understand in unequivocal terms, that we are not as foolish, gullible and blind as they have come to expect us to be." -- Michael Cutler


Michael Cutler  FrontPageMag.com June 17, 2015

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  • "Laws were most numerous when the state was most corrupt"

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “What matters is not the truth, but what we choose (are told) to believe.”

    WAG

  • "If you’re not getting flack, you’re not over the target"

  • "The only real power comes out of a long rifle"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

  • "Don't cry because it’s over, smile because it happened"

  • "Bureaucracy is nothing more than the hardening of an organization's arteries"

    William P. Anthony

  • “It’s unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity”

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence"

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

  • "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws”

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

  • "A government that requires "integrity provisions" is by definition past the stage where they will do any good."

    Mark Steyn

  • "Never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel"

    Mark Twain

  • "Wings on a Pig Don't Make It an Eagle."

  • “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

    George Orwell

  • "If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something"

  • "Influence peddling and corruption are bipartisan sins: those out of power allege them, those in power commit them"

  • "Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get”

    Kinky Friedman

  • May Americans' thirst for the truth, never be quenched."

    WAG

  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration"

    Thomas Edison

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.

    WAG

  • "The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • "We have our theory; don't confuse me with the facts"

  • "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

  • "There are times in one’s life, and in a nation’s life, where siting on the sidelines just isn’t an option."

    WAG

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

  • "In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind’s concern is charity"

    Alexander Pope

  • "That which does not destroy me, makes me stronger"

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron"

    Joseph Stalin

  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”

    Confucius

  • "Every morning is the dawn of a new error."

  • “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

    Antonio Porchia

  • "The more I know, the more I realize how much I don’t know."

  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    John F. Kennedy

  • "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

  • "A great man never ignores the simplicity of a child"

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "An armed man is a citizen; a disarmed man is a subject"

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Knowledge is a powerful tool. Without it, a powerful tool one becomes."

    WAG

  • "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car"

  • "Sometimes you do have to go backwards before you can move forward"

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "Look at yourself, like yourself, and find the positive"

    Dana Buchman

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax"

    Albert Einstein

  • “If the facts don’t fit the theory, just change the facts”

    Albert Einstein

  • "Liberalism faltered when it turned out it could not cope with the truth"

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target"

  • “Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."

    James A. Garfield

  • "If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed"

    Mark Twain

  • "I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!"

  • "Golf scores are directly proportional to the number of witnesses"

  • “A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Statistics are not intended to enlighten, but instead to deceive"

    WAG

  • “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror"

    Byrd Baggett

  • "The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up"

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party"

    Winston Churchill

  • “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy; those who had anything united in common terror.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder"

    George Washington

  • "One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives"

    Mark Twain

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

    Confucious

  • "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"

    Unknown

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

  • "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

  • "It is never too late to be what you might have been"

    George Eliot

  • "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "If you tell a lie, but have a good reason for telling that lie, then it really is not a lie."

    WAG

  • "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes"

    Mark Twain

  • “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about”

  • "Profanity is the act of a feeble mind attempting to express itself forcibly"

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

  • "To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge."

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Remove one freedom per generation, and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed."

    Karl Marx

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the First Amendment"

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "I don’t know what my future holds, but have faith in whose hands it’s held."

  • "Spend other people's money as though it was your own"

    WAG

  • "Look to Government to solve most problems. Often going to the source is the best solution"

    WAG

  • “Do you think you would ever have heard of Christianity if the Apostles had gone out and said, ‘I believe in consensus?’”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session"

    Mark Twain

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "If we agreed 100 percent of the time, one of us wouldn't be necessary"

  • "You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom"

  • "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense"

    Mark Twain

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

  • “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

    Orison S. Marden

  • "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality"

    Ayn Rand

  • "The surest way to destroy a nation is to debauch its currency."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

  • "Lies influence the ignorant, and inflame the informed"

    WAG

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • "What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

  • "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin"

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "The road to success is littered with many setbacks, never failures."

    WAG

  • “Success in business, as in life, requires character, confidence, consistency, commitment and courage. It's a marathon, not a sprint"

  • It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "A memorandum is written to protect the writer -- not to inform the reader"

    Dean Acheson

  • "Destroy the family, you destroy the country."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything”

    Mark Twain

  • “Truth is Treason to an Empire Built of Lies.”

  • “If you have truth on your side, you really don't need to lie”

    Paul Jacob

  • "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.”

    John Wayne

  • "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."

    Isaac Asimov

  • "It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people."

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain”

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “America is the best half-educated country in the world”

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities”

    Ayn Rand

  • "The great ignorant failure of the left: Though it has learned how to get elected, it has not learned how to govern."

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas"

  • "In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life. It goes on."

    Robert Frost

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

  • "The main thing in one’s own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry"

    Maya Angelou

  • “Ignorance is an asset, when common among the majority.”

    WAG

  • "The man that sets out to change the world without first changing himself is a fool"

  • "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval"

    Mark Twain

  • “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past”

  • “Capitalism is a system whereby the rich are powerful. Communism and Socialism are systems where the powerful are rich.”

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production"

    Ayn Rand

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • Ships are safe in harbors, but that's not what ships are for...

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

  • Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "If you're not out there upsetting idiots, you just might be yourself an idiot"

    Ted Nugent

  • "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience"

  • "If most thinking people supported me it still wouldn't be enough. Because in America, you need a majority."

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."

    John Adams

  • "A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake, at the moment"

    Willis Player

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • “It isn't what people think that is important, but the reason they think what they think."

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "For those who have fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know."

  • “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic”

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

  • “First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

  • "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."

    George Washington

  • "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory"

  • “I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said."

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence … and determination”

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

    Ian Fleming

  • “A country that can't control its borders isn't really a country anymore”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Nelson Mandela

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it"

    Knute Rockne

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

    George Santayana

  • “You learn a lot about people not just by what they say, but by what they don't say”

  • “It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.”

    Martin Van Buren

  • "Does reality influence the news, or is it the news that influences reality?"

    WAG

  • Common Sense: “when we remove the sense, it becomes all too common”

    WAG

  • “Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer”

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them"

    Mark Twain

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

  • “GOD may not lighten my load, but HE will strengthen my back.”

  • "Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail"

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Though something may be true, if not widely known, it cannot be considered fact."

    Liberal Logic

  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish”

    Larry Elder

  • “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them"

    George Mason

  • “A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is."

    Jack Miner

  • "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones"

    Phillip Brooks

  • “I fear not the individual who occupies the Oval Office, but the people who elected him to that office.”

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “The more alike men are, the weaker each feels in the face of all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The government that can give you everything you want, can take everything that you have"

  • "If voting made a difference, it would be illegal"

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • "You can't have freedom of speech, and at the same time have people not being offended"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means"

    Albert Einstein

  • "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "it is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and them misapplying the wrong remedies”

    Groucho Marx

  • "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man - if you want anything done, ask a woman"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • Thinking is hard work – that is why so few engage in it”

    Mark Twain

  • "No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalize on what comes"

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "You don’t get ahead in life by looking into your rear view mirror"

    WAG

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A joy shared is doubled, a sorrow shared is halved"

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

  • "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."

    George Orwell

  • "The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see"

    Ayn Rand

  • "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water"

  • "May the thirst for truth never be quenched."

    WAG

  • "For a representative republic to prosper, much less survive, its citizens must be both informed and engaged."

    WAG

  • "Luck is at the intersection of preparation and opportunity."

    Luck

  • "If you can’t explain what you're doing in simple English, you’re probably doing something wrong"

    Alfred Kazin

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

  • "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

    George Washington

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

  • "Our political parties are broken and have failed miserably. They stand for nothing and will compromise everything”

    David Stockman

  • "BEER: "I" before "E," except in Budweiser."

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time"

    Mark Twain

  • "Saying a gun shoots people is like saying a pencil makes mistakes, or a spoon makes people fat."

  • "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."

    H.L. Mencken

  • "Life's about the journey, not a destination."

    Anne Coleman

  • "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more; He who loses faith, loses all."

  • “Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already....”

    Adolph Hitler

  • “To be clever enough to get all that money, you must be stupid enough to want it”

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

  • “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything”

    Vince Lombardi

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

  • "Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy"

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Saint Pope John Paul II

  • Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

    George Washington

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • “The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “If you laid all the economists in the world end to end, they would not reach a conclusion”

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds"

    Francis Bacon

  • "I will prepare, and some day my chance will come"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

    George Washington

  • “The honesty of the press is as great an object to society as the freedom of it.”

    Thomas Paine

  • “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."

    James Madison

  • "In Washington, second guessing has become second nature"

    George W. Bush

  • “Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.”

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go"

  • "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

  • "Who better to solve a problem then the people responsible for creating it in the first place."

    WAG

  • “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”

    John Adams (1826)

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries."

    Douglas Casey

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Tis better to be ignorant and happy, than informed and upset"

    WAG

  • "I'll bet you never dreamed you'd look back at Jimmy Carter as the good old days."

    Mitt Romney

  • "When you find you are digging yourself into a hole, dig faster, you’ll get to your destination sooner”

    WAG

  • “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away”

    Philip K. Dick

  • "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"

    Upton Sinclair

  • "Agenda 21 is not a "conspiracy theory", it is an Action Plan."

  • "The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes"

    Thomas Paine

  • "The lesson of history is that people never learn the lessons of history."

  • "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." - Iwo Jima

  • "Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach"

    Albert Einstein

  • “You don’t marry someone you can live with; you marry the person who you cannot live without”

  • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “I used to pray for somebody to speak out, to stand up and defend our liberties, … then I realized I am somebody.”

  • “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen"

    Mark Twain

  • "When you vote to allow the taking of another life, you are complicit in the taking of that life."

  • "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

    Edmund Burke

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "Silence is foolish if we are wise, but it is wise if we are foolish"

  • "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you"

  • “If government didn’t create problems they’d be left will none to solve”

    WAG

  • "Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."

    Mark Twain

  • "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

    Saul Bellow

  • "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation"

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "War does not determine who is right - only who is left"

  • "If only the Nazis and Soviets had been as merciful to the innocent as America is to the guilty"

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If you really want to judge a man's character, give him power"

  • “He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked”

    Voltaire

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “If you tax something more, you get less of it. If you subsidize something you get more of it”

  • "A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.”

  • "If you tell the truth often enough, people will come around to believing it"

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "TRUTH is a hard, and often bitter, pill to swallow."

    WAG

  • “Worse than evil is the apathy that allows it”

  • "If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong"

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Life is but an experiment, and we are all lab rats."

    WAG

  • "Don't steal - The government hates competition"

  • "Rather than being a selfless act of service, becoming a politician is now about enriching oneself"

    WAG

  • "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."

    Herbert Spencer

  • "Wise men learn from their mistakes, wiser men learn from the mistakes of others"

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "That to which we aspire, though cannot attain, we often tear down"

    WAG

  • ''Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.''

    Charlotte

  • "Democracy is the worst form of government except all others"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

  • “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed”

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

  • “You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "He who would give up a little liberty in return for a little security deserves neither liberty nor security"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Man is not free unless government is limited … As government expands, liberty contracts”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "With each failure, you move one step closer to success. It’s when you give up that you truly fail."

    Pat Flynn

  • “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine"

    Lord Byron

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

  • "Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach"

  • “The Nine most feared words – I am with the government and here to help”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “I used to think of Wall Street as a financial center. I now think of it as a crime scene.”

    Danny Schecter

  • “When the desire for success, overcomes the fear of failure, great things can be achieved”

    WAG

  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

    Lou Holtz

  • "Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government"

    James Madison

  • "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live"

    Mark Twain

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "Modern day liberalism is a disease that literally has the power to poison the character of those who fall under its spell"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “If a man doesn’t find something he is willing to die for, he isn’t fit to live”

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

  • "Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back"

  • "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak"

  • “Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation”

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets”

    Will Rogers

  • "The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

  • "Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke off the unused path"

  • “There’s only one kind of patriotism, and that’s the kind that loves and supports – not loathes and fears – America”

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

  • "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend" .

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work."

    Thomas Edison

  • "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace"

    George Washington

  • “Finding your purpose in life begins with Faith, Hope, and Charity”

  • “Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Freedom is never won in a single battle - It must be fought for every day"

  • "A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

  • “The reason the charge of having a double standard never sticks against liberal/progressives, is because they have no standards to begin with.”

    WAG

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors."

    Plato

  • "Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity"

    Karl Marx

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Never allow success to go to your head, nor failure to your heart."

  • "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

  • "To some it's a six-pack, to me it's Support Group Salvation in a can"

    Leo Durocher

  • "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials."

    George Mason

  • “The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates"

    Tacitus

  • "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour"

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • "As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition"

  • "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it"

    Mark Twain

  • "Today, too many polititians seek public office rather than public service."

  • At that point when we put America first, will be the time that this nation begins to heal itself”

    WAG

  • "You piss off a conservative by lying. You piss off a liberal by telling the truth."

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly"

    Robert Schuller

  • "If voting made a difference they wouldn't let us do it."

    Mark Twain

  • "The only thing worse than suffering an injustice is committing an injustice"

    Plato

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Thinking was OUTLAWED in the 1980's. The first time you think is the last time you are a Democrat.”

    Evan Sayet

  • "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks"

    Charles Gordy

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises"

    Demosthenes

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread"

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "Ronald Reagan pursued those things which he believed in, not necessarily those things which he knew he could win"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors"

    Plato

  • "A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere."

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together"

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "Those ignorant of history are condemned to repeat it."

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."

    Anatole France

  • "Greed, is a great motivator, yet a powerful destroyer."

  • “The power to tax is the power to destroy”

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “One must indoctrinate a child while he still fits width-wise on the bed.”

    Soviet Union saying

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

  • "Show me your friends I'll show you your future"

  • “A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "In America today, it's considered anti-American to be pro-American"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "If it ain't broken, fix it until it is"

    Government Motto

  • "A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top"

  • "People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge."

    Lao-tzu

  • "Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent"

    Ayn Rand

  • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

    Socrates

  • "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth”

  • "A lie is not a lie if you call it the truth."

  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

    James Bovard

  • "Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were"

  • "When we lose GOD, it is not GOD who is lost"

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

  • "Great men do not set out to be great, they set out to do great things"

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

  • "A woman with a gun can't be beaten"

    GR

  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get."

    Dave Gardner

  • "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble - it empties today of its strength"

  • “In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • “It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance”

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step"

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan”

    von Clausewitz

  • "Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."

    American Patriot

  • “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

    Aldous Huxley

  • "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

  • "The last time France needed more proof it rolled through the streets of Paris in the form of a German tank"

    David Letterman

  • “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil”

    Ayn Rand

  • "The more comfortable you make welfare recipients, the more welfare recipients you will have."

    WAG

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

  • "Without rest, a man cannot work; without work, the rest does not give you any benefit."

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

  • "What if there was a cure for the disease we call LIBERLISM? There is, and it's called REALITY (one dose daily)."

    WAG

  • "The Second Amendment has never been about hunting or crime prevention; it’s about keeping our government in check."

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Abortion is not a woman’s rights issue but a human rights issue"

    Kathy Ireland

  • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else”

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

  • "He who fails to prepare, prepares for failure"

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A nation of sheep will get a government of wolves"

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

    James Madison

  • "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "When you give a monkey the choice between an addictive drug and food, it will starve to death."

    Rick Perry

  • "Winners make things happen - Losers let things happen"

  • “Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead”

    Will Rogers

  • "It is so much more difficult to manipulate people when they are educated and enlightened"

    WAG

  • "A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip"

  • “If no American voted on election day, what would Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory be?”

  • “Men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them"

    Bill Vaughan

  • “It is not enough to merely be enlightened, one must also be engaged.”

    WAG

  • "In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."

    Winston Churchill

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat"

    Mark Twain

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

  • "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred."

    Jacques Barzun

  • "We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys”

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half”

  • "You can not raise the weak, by holding down the strong"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "One of the greatest ironies of our day is that in this age of information, so many are so ignorant"


    WAG

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

  • "There’s no such thing as the future, just history that hasn’t happened yet."

    Harry Truman

  • "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it"

    William Arthur Ward

  • "The most valuable thing you can spend on your children is your time"

  • "It’s not really lying if you know I’m not telling the truth."

    WAG

  • "The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “A woman's outfit should be like a barbed-wire fence - serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”

    Sophia Loren

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free."

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

  • "If you cannot prove a lie is a lie, is it then the truth?"

    WAG

  • "Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

  • "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today"

    Cherokee proverb

  • “Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • “To be fair, we should all be allowed our own set of facts, truth be dammed”

    WAG

  • "Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals"

  • “The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character.”

  • "The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office"

    Will Rogers

  • “The American people are the passengers aboard the Titanic… And Obama is at the helm.”

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "Something that can’t go on forever, won’t."

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "The US dollar is backed by little more than confidence. Confidence in people's lack of understanding of how America's monetary system functions."

  • "Governments have killed more innocent people than all the wars combined. 170 MILLION in the 20th Century alone."

  • "Courage is not the absence of fear but the presence of faith."

  • "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart"

  • "Mama used to say, dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner (rather than later)."

  • “I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...”

    Isaiah 5:20

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

  • "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."

  • “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

  • “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them...”

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks"

    Doug Larson

  • "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is a choice one makes, often with happiness being the desired outcome. They are however mutually exclusive.”

    WAG

  • “I know enough to know, there is so much that I do not know”

  • "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow"

    Mark Twain

  • "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"

    Mark Twain

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • “I may be ignorant, but I’m in the majority”

    American Citizen

  • "Life without GOD is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point"

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources"

    Albert Einstein

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Truth is like poetry, and most people hate poetry”

  • "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."

    James Madison

  • "I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees."

    American Patriot

  • "I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty"

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "The experiment of self-government can't work where people do not govern themselves"

    James Madison

  • "Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one"

    Mark Twain

  • “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the world"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Free speech is a two-way street, and if you use it, you'd better be prepared to dodge oncoming traffic"

    Doug Powers

  • "There are two ways of doing things: the right way, and the way they do it in Washington"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • “When the truth hurts, or is otherwise offensive, it is inappropriate.”

    WAG

  • "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis"

    Dante Alighieri

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "Knowledge is power yes, and often a burden as well"

    WAG

  • "Not interested in Left vs. Right. Interested in Right vs. Wrong."

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • "True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost"

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted"


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

  • "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."

    Paul Horning

  • “It is not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children, but to provide them a road map”

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear"

    Mark Twain

  • "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

    Winston Churchill

  • “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live”

  • "Don’t tell me how ruff the water is – just bring in the ship."

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.”

  • "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it"

    Bob Hope

  • "For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

  • "How the media reports what they report (their bias) is important. What they choose to report (or not report) is equally important"

    WAG

  • "Ask not that GOD be on our side, insist that we be on His"

    WAG

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "If it weren't for my aversion to lying, I’d go into politics."

    WAG

  • "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Inflation rewards debt – and erodes savings. It is legalized counterfeiting, the deliberate creation of money with nothing to back it up."

  • "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "When you find you’re digging yourself into a hole, I always say dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner."

    WAG

  • “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable"

    Mark Twain

  • "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Statistics are not meant to inform, but to deceive"

    WAG

  • “When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "It is far easier to introduce a government program than to get rid of it"

    Milton Friedman

  • "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied"

    Mark Twain

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "Media outlets exist not to inform us, but to influence us; not to educate us, but to enrich themselves"

    WAG

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • “No matter how fast a lie is, the truth will catch up with her.”

    Dutch Proverb

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

  • "What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin"

    Mark Twain

  • "In the age of information, ignorance is a choice"

    WAG

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

    Chinese Proverb

  • "The more one worries, the older one gets; the more one laughs, the younger one feels"

    Chinese proverb

  • “The same administration that can’t build a web site, just took over the internet.”

    Brad Thor

  • "Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't"

    Mark Twain

  • "In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last”

    Winston Churchill

  • "Eternity Voter Card……. Don’t leave this life without it"

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope"

    Karl Marx

  • "When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man."

    Psalm 118:8

  • "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free"

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "The optimist simply does not have all the facts."

    WAG

  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public"

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “The satisfaction acquired through giving surpasses those pleasures attained from receiving”

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

  • "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life"

    Mark Twain

  • "A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar"

    Mark Twain

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

  • "A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it."

  • "I love to go to Washington, if only to be nearer my money"

    Bob Hope

  • "America's liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The progressive mind is as deep as the pavement puddle"

    WAG

  • "Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

  • “Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut”

    Larry Elder

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “There's nothing better than a friend ... unless it's a friend with chocolate.”

    Charles Dickens

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

  • “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to be stupid.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

  • "I am a simple man who happens to still possess what at one time was all too common….. A thing called sense."

  • “I think the terror most people are concerned with is the IRS”

    Malcolm Forbes (when asked if he was afraid of terrorism)

  • “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

  • "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do"

    Joseph Stalin

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • “Government is not the answer to our problems -- government is the problem"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut"

    Sam Rayburn

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass."

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "Laughing at oneself is often the best source of humor"

    WAG

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • "One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others."

    Moliere

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

  • “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years you would have a shortage of sand.”

    Milton Friedman

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "I know of no way to judge the future but by the past"

  • "Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Every time Congress makes a joke, it’s a law. And every time it makes a law, it’s a joke"

    Will Rogers

  • "Al Gore proved that you can win the Presidential election without a single Southern state"

    John Kerry

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "It is far easier to control those who obey the law, than to control those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them"

    Alfred Adler

  • "It’s not the votes that count. It’s who counts the votes"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress”

    Mark Twain

  • "When people fear government, there is tyranny – When government fears the people, there is liberty"

    Thomas Paine

  • “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”

    James Madison

  • “One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress”

    John Adams

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Public sector employment....... because it sure beats work."

  • "Sometimes, it's what you do not do, that makes you who you are"

  • "All receive advice - only the wise profit from it"

    Syrus

  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare"

    Mark Twain

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

  • “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

    Galileo

  • “Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

    Bertrand Russell

  • "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb."

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "Before you open your mouth to speak, please make sure it's an improvement upon the silence"

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

  • “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation”

    Will Rogers

  • “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often, and for the same reason."

    Mark Twain

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated"

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "That which we call sin in others is experiment for us."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance truly is a choice…….. in this age of information."

    WAG

  • "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “So far consumers are worried about the future. Once they start worrying about the present, we’re in trouble.”

  • "The best thing you can do for the poor is not become one"

    Reverend Ike

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

  • "A bad day on the lake is better than a good day at the office"

  • "If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates"

    Jay Leno

  • "The measure of a man’s character is how he treats another who can do nothing for him"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

  • “Bureaucracy -- the organizational weaknesses that cause smart people to make dumb decisions”

  • "It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously"

    Oscar Wilde

  • "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “If men were angels, no government would be necessary."

    James Madison

  • "Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."

    Sam Adams

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it"

    Albert Einstein

  • “The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it”

    Ayn Rand

  • "Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms."

    Aristotle

  • "Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get"

    Mark Twain

  • "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard"

  • "The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have."

  • "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    Voltaire

  • "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"

  • "Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own"

  • “American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it”

    Dave Barry

  • “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Friends, like life itself, should be cherished ALWAYS!"

    WAG

  • "All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance."

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research"

  • "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April fifteenth"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."

    George Orwell

  • "Few men think, yet all will have opinions"

    George Berkeley

  • “An individual who believes their lies cannot be considered a liar.”

    Progressive apologist

  • "A free nation is armed with a free press."

  • "Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back"

    Steven Wright

  • “Tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure"

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "Let it never be said that failure arose from lack of effort"

  • "Tis curious that we only believe as deeply as we live."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily"

    George Washington

  • "Government can solve nearly any problem. After all, they created most of them."

    WAG

  • "He does not believe who does not live according to his belief."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings"

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays."

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"

    John Adams

  • “It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.”

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • "I’ve had my fun and I didn’t enjoy it"

  • "Don't let schooling interfere with your education"

    Mark Twain

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire"

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

  • "The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself."

    St. Augustine

  • "The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is opened"

  • "We now have more people in the business of preparing tax returns than we have in the … army”

    Dick Cheney

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

  • "If I could live my life over again, I wouldn't have time"

    Bob Hope

  • "I oppose the war, but support the troops"

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Nothing beats a failure but the failure to try"

  • "It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

    William Pitt

  • "Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan."

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Accept the past, look to the future, live in the present”

  • "Progressivism is an illness and should be treated as such….. Institutionalize them all."

  • “The path to perfection, the loftiest goal, is success in and of itself”

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

  • "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine."

  • "Belief in a falsehood does not make it true"

    WAG

  • "One man with a gun can control 100 without one"

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith"

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders"

    Larry Elder

  • "Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace"

    Rod Serling

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."

    W. C. Fields

  • "Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "An ignorant electorate, every politician's lifeblood."

  • "Blaming guns for spree killings is like blaming short skirts for rape."

  • "Welfare is mistrusted by those who pay for it, and held in contempt by those who receive it"

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

  • “Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "Terrorism is the weapon of the weak, against the strong"

  • "Continuing to do nothing and expecting things to change"

  • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

    Anonymous

  • “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

    Edmund Burke

  • "If Mother Nature doesn’t get you, Father Time will"

  • “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured.... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

  • "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees"

  • "Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Should FDR have warned us about Pearl Harbor?"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • "I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty"

    Strom Thurmond

  • "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil"

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

    John Adams

  • "Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward"

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • “When the power of Love overcomes the love of Power, the world will know PEACE”

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom"

    Mark Twain

  • “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • “We always have enough time to do a job a second time – and never enough time to do it right the first time”

  • Nothing could be more dangerous to the existence of this Republic than to introduce religion into politics”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it"

    Mark Twain

  • "Everything the Democrats do is the result of a political calculation designed to take advantage of something going wrong"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up"

    Mark Twain

  • "I have more guns than I need but fewer than I want"

    Mike Adams

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

  • "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little"

    Mark Twain