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OATHKEEPERS: Guardians Of The Republic

"When people fear government, there is tyranny – When government fears the people, there is liberty"  --  Thomas Paine


READY TO REVOLT: Oath Keepers pledges to prevent dictatorship in United States

"Group asks police and military to lay down arms in response to orders deemed unlawful

Depending on your perspective, the Oath Keepers are either strident defenders of liberty or dangerous peddlers of paranoia.

In the age of town halls, talk radio and tea parties, middle ground of opinion is hard to find.

Launched in March by Las Vegan Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers bills itself as a nonpartisan group of current and retired law enforcement and military personnel who vow to fulfill their oaths to the Constitution.

More specifically, the group's members, which number in the thousands, pledge to disobey orders they deem unlawful, including directives to disarm the American people and to blockade American cities. By refusing the latter order, the Oath Keepers hope to prevent cities from becoming "giant concentration camps," a scenario the 44-year-old Rhodes says he can envision happening in the coming years.

It's a Cold War-era nightmare vision with a major twist: The occupying forces in this imagined future are American, not Soviet.

"The whole point of Oath Keepers is to stop a dictatorship from ever happening here," Rhodes, a former Army paratrooper and Yale-trained lawyer, said in an interview with the Review-Journal. "My focus is on the guys with the guns, because they can't do it without them.

"We say if the American people decide it's time for a revolution, we'll fight with you."

That type of rhetoric has caught the attention of groups that track extremist activity in the United States.

In a July report titled "Return of the Militias," the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center singled out Oath Keepers as "a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival."

The Patriot movement, so named because its adherents believe the federal government has stepped on the constitutional ideals of the American Revolution, gained traction in the 1990s and has been closely linked to anti-government militia and white supremacist movements.

The movement is blamed for spawning Timothy McVeigh, who bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killing 168 people.

"I'm not accusing Stewart Rhodes or any member of his group of being Timothy McVeigh or a future Timothy McVeigh," law center spokesman Mark Potok said. "But these kinds of conspiracy theories are what drive a small number of people to criminal violence. ... What's troubling about Oath Keepers is the idea that men and women armed and ordered to protect the public in this country are clearly being drawn into a world of false conspiracy theory."

Oath Keepers got some unwanted attention in April when an Oklahoma man loosely connected to the group was arrested for threatening violence at an anti-tax protest in Oklahoma City. Rhodes called the man "a nut" who had no real affiliation with his group.

Nonetheless, Potok's group now monitors Oath Keepers on its Web site blog "Hatewatch."

Oath Keepers is not preaching violence or government overthrow, Rhodes said. On the contrary, it is asking police and the military to lay down their arms in response to unlawful orders.

The group's Web site, www.oathkeepers.org, features videos and testimonials in which supporters compare President Barack Obama's America to Adolf Hitler's Germany. They also liken Obama to England's King George III during the American Revolution.

One member, in a videotaped speech at an event in Washington, D.C., calls Obama "the domestic enemy the Constitution is talking about."

According to the law center, militia groups are re-emerging in this country partly as a result of racial animosity toward Obama.

It's the "cross-pollinating" of extremist groups -- some racist, some not -- that is of concern, Potok said. As evidence that the danger is real, he points to several recent murders committed by men with anti-government or racist views.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reached a similar conclusion in a report earlier this year about the rise of right-wing extremism. The report said the nation's economic downturn and Obama's race are "unique drivers for right-wing radicalization and recruitment."

The homeland security report added that "disgruntled military veterans" might be vulnerable to recruitment by right-wing extremist groups.

That warning was enough to make Rhodes feel paranoid.

"They're accusing anybody who opposes Obama of being a racist or a potential terrorist," he said. "What they're saying is, 'We're coming after you.'"

The motto of Oath Keepers: "Not on our watch!"

The message Rhodes hears from the government: We're watching you.

Las Vegas police Lt. Kevin McMahill said his department's homeland security bureau isn't overly concerned with Oath Keepers at this point, even though Rhodes says several active-duty Las Vegas officers are members of the group.

"I wouldn't classify Oath Keepers as no threat at all, but I wouldn't classify them as a threat either," McMahill said. "There's always a chance an individual can step outside the boundaries of what an organization stands for and do something wrong."

Rhodes, a former firearms instructor, said he easily could have started Oath Keepers during the Bush administration, but his focus during those years was first on getting his law degree and then volunteering on the 2008 presidential campaign of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, a libertarian Republican in whose office Rhodes worked during the 1990s.

What Rhodes terms "the rise of executive privilege" during the post-9/11 years of the Bush presidency will in his opinion only accelerate with Obama in office. What's worse, he said, is that "gun-hating extremists" now control the White House.

Two things have happened since the Homeland Security Department and Southern Poverty Law Center released their reports on extremism: Membership of Oath Keepers has spiked dramatically. And Rhodes has had to do a lot of explaining.

"We're not a militia," he said. "And we're not part and parcel of the white supremacist movement. I loathe white supremacists."

Oath Keepers doesn't offer paramilitary training; nor does it have a military command structure. It instead has board members, which include directors in seven states and outreach coordinators to currently serving local and federal law enforcement and military personnel. The group's state director in Montana, who goes by the name Elias Alias, has said Montana and other states should consider seceding from the United States in protest of the federal government's conduct.

Leaders of the group will come together in Las Vegas starting Oct. 24 for the inaugural national conference of Oath Keepers.

Among the group's other leaders is Dave Freeman, an Army veteran and former Las Vegas police sergeant who spent more than 30 years with the Metropolitan Police Department.

For Freeman, Oath Keepers has become something of a family affair. He recruited his niece, a former police chief, to serve as state director for Oath Keepers in Massachusetts.

"When you believe in something, you have to do more than just pay it lip service," said Freeman, the group's Southern Nevada director and national peace officer liaison. "This is a crusade I believe in."

Another prominent Oath Keeper is former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, who has long been an outspoken government critic.

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls Mack a "longtime militia hero" who helped weaken gun control laws.

An incident earlier this year in rural Iowa, not inside the Washington Beltway, motivated Rhodes to start Oath Keepers.

He questioned why the Iowa National Guard planned to use residents of a small town to participate in training on door-to-door searches for weapons.

The Guard said the training was to help soldiers who might be asked to carry out similar searches in Iraq or Afghanistan.

But for Rhodes, it looked like preparation for a future declaration of martial law. It reminded him of the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when police officers reportedly confiscated legally owned firearms. What the government called emergency response after the levees broke, Rhodes saw as the imposition of martial law.

If it hadn't been for April 19 of this year, Oath Keepers might not have gained the notoriety it now has.

On the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington Green, the Massachusetts battle that started the American Revolution in 1775, a group of Oath Keepers went to the battle site and reaffirmed their pledge to the Constitution.

The gathering was mentioned in the Southern Poverty Law Center report because April 19 is also the anniversary of the deadly end to the federal siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993; and of the retaliatory bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995.

Rhodes and Potok have never talked, but if they did, they might find themselves speaking a different language.

"Let them say what they want to say, but April 19 has very much become a day for the extreme radical right," Potok said.

Rhodes couldn't disagree more.

"There are thousands of Americans who go to Lexington to watch re-enactments of people shooting at troops," Rhodes said. "But if you're a group of military and police there, they somehow find this offensive."

Rhodes said he hopes Oath Keepers members think about the lawfulness of day-to-day orders they receive.

For example, if a police officer feels he is being asked to do an illegal search of a home or vehicle, he should stand down.

Rhodes eventually wants to create a legal defense fund for Oath Keepers who are disciplined by their employers for defying orders they deem unlawful or immoral.

"The message to law enforcement is not to become a tool of oppression," he said.

Rhodes, a husband and father of five home-schooled children, said he gets hundreds of e-mails a day, mostly from people interested in knowing more about his group.

He also gets a lot of questions from "birthers" wanting to know if he thinks Obama is really an American citizen and from "truthers" asking whether he believes the attacks of 9/11 were an inside job. The group doesn't have an official position on either issue, he said.

Some of his responses to questions have turned would-be allies against him.

"I've been accused of being a traitor or a CIA operative because I'm not coming out and declaring that the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine is a biological weapon," he said." (ALAN MAIMON/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL 10/18/09)

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  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

  • “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

  • “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

  • “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

    George Orwell

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Everything the Democrats do is the result of a political calculation designed to take advantage of something going wrong"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • "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

  • "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "Reputation is what others perceive you to be. Character is what you are"

    John Wooden

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

  • "Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward"

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Continuing to do nothing and expecting things to change"

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Robert Frost

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

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

    Confucious

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

    WAG

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "We are a government of laws, and not of men"

    John Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • 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

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "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

  • "Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."

    W. C. Fields

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "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

  • 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.”

  • "At least the federal governments is there to hand you a crutch after it breaks your leg, right?"

  • “Always speak the truth, and you will never be concerned with your memory”

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "A lie is an untruth told with intent to deceive."

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Robert Schuller

  • "Only an educated and informed people will be a free people"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "Belief in a falsehood does not make it true"

    WAG

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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


    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "Facts are not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • “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

  • "History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall"

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    James Madison

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

    David Letterman

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Luck

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men"

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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"

  • “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”

  • "The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere."

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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."

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

  • “When the power of Love overcomes the love of Power, the world will know PEACE”

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery: Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the Present"

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Terrorism is the weapon of the weak, against the strong"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Santayana

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

    WAG

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

  • “The Constitution does not grant rights, it recognizes them”

    Jason Laumark

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    George Washington

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • “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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times"

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    George Berkeley

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Government Motto

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

  • "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

  • "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

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

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with"

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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)

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie”

    Ann Landers

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucius

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Blaming guns for spree killings is like blaming short skirts for rape."

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I am an American voter, ignorant of my ignorance."

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Syrus

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Adams

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

    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 the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority."

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders"

    Larry Elder

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • "Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace"

    Rod Serling

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

    John Wayne

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

  • "A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality"

  • "Someone who does not know the difference between good and evil is worth nothing"

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Adams

  • “I am an ignorant American and proud to be in the majority.”

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

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

  • "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

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”

    Patrick Henry

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

    WAG

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "In politics, never let facts get in the way of a good story"

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    James Madison

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

    American Patriot

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

    Leo Durocher

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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)

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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 heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left"

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it"

    Edmund Burke

  • “Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "If Mother Nature doesn’t get you, Father Time will"

  • When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Jay Leno

  • "We are one justice away from the Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Constitution is unconstitutional."

    WAG

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

  • "The day that you are born is the day that you begin to die"

    William Faulkner

  • "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

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    GR

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

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

    Anatole France

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Tacitus

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Moliere

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    James Madison

  • "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)

  • “We always have enough time to do a job a second time – and never enough time to do it right the first time”

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Accept the past, look to the future, live in the present”

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

    WAG

  • "Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Willis Player

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

    George Eliot

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine."

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    Paul Jacob

  • “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

  • “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)

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Unknown

  • 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

  • "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program"

    Milton Friedman

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • “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”

  • "You can entertain without teaching, however cannot teach without entertaining."

  • “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith"

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • "One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective - election and power are"

    Cal Thomas

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • Nothing could be more dangerous to the existence of this Republic than to introduce religion into politics”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John Adams

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Law, once a shield of the innocent, is now a weapon in the hands of government"

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

  • "God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question."

  • “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

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

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

    George Washington

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

  • "Feed a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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”

  • "Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done"

    George W. Bush

  • "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

  • "What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul"

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there”

    John Wooden

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

    Anonymous

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

    George Washington

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Charlotte

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Don't ever argue with an idiot.... they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

    Anonymous

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief"

    Joseph Addison

  • "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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “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)

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

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

    John Adams

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God"

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "Welfare is mistrusted by those who pay for it, and held in contempt by those who receive it"

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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"

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

  • “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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door"

  • "Find something that you love, and you will never work a day in your life"

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • “I am proud of my country, yet ashamed of my government”

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "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."

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

    Dave Barry

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

  • 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

  • "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

  • "I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty"

    Strom Thurmond

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

  • "How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"

    Adolf Hitler

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Be good, stay healthy, and laugh often."

    WAG

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    James Madison

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think"

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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)

  • "Nothing is more destructive to a democracy than ignorance and an uniformed citizenry"

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

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

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

  • "We are fast approaching a time when the majority sign the back of the check, rather than the front"

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

  • “Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

  • “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

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Bob Hope

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "An ignorant electorate, every politician's lifeblood."

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Sometimes things are so obvious, they appear unbelievable."

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I have more guns than I need but fewer than I want"

    Mike Adams

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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.

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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?”

  • “When your talent interests a human need, you are on the path of your life’s purpose”

  • "Should FDR have warned us about Pearl Harbor?"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “Society is endangered not by the great profligacy of a few, but by the laxity of morals amongst all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one"


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Tell me and I forget - Teach me and I remember - Involve me and I learn"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • “Great men set out not to be great, but to do great things”

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “Always love your country — but never trust your government”

    Robert Novak

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

  • “Rarely is it said after Senate debate that everything has not been said, rather it is whether every Senator has said it”

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

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

  • "Sports do not build character, they reveal it."

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

    John Adams

  • "Rights are granted by the individual, or governmental agency, that signs your welfare check"

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people."

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured.... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "That may be a FACT, but it’s still just your opinion"

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos."

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Socrates

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    WAG

  • "Progressivism is an illness and should be treated as such….. Institutionalize them all."

  • "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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Rick Perry

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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.

  • "Plan ahead, Noah didn’t build the Ark in a storm"

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

    American Citizen

  • "It is far easier to keep the law abiding in line, than those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

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

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

  • "I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality"

    Bob Hope

  • "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

  • 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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves."

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aldous Huxley

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