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The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Bible

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible by Hutchinson, Robert J.

For secular fundamentalists, religion in general, and the Bible in particular, are not just wrong-headed but actually dangerous. That's because religion and the Bible stand in the way of everything they value most in life -- primarily unlimited sex, of course, but also the power to reshape society into a kind of secular utopia free from traditional ethical restraint. For an influential group of academic, government, and media elites, the Bible, far from being the cornerstone of Western civilization, is actually the source of most of the evil in the world today: a veritable cornucopia of superstition, obscurantism, and "bad taste."

Village-atheist assaults on the Bible are now commonplace in public schools, universities, the media, and even some elite seminaries. Acid-tongued pundit Christopher Hitchens and other widely celebrated writers warn the world about the growing menace of religious convictions. The Jesus Seminar and documentaries such as The Bible Unearthed claim to demonstrate that little or nothing the Bible says happened really happened anyway. Even pop culture has gotten into the act, with the TV drama The West Wing and the popular magicians Penn and Teller featuring much-ballyhooed "debunkings" of the truth of the Bible, purporting to show that the book that millions revere as holy is not just filled with silly fables masquerading as history, but with incitements to violence and immorality.

But now, in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible, Robert J. Hutchinson sets the record straight. Hutchinson, the winner of eight journalism awards from the Associated Church Press and other organizations, sifts through archaeological and historical evidence to prove that the Bible -- both the Old and the New Testaments -- is on solid ground as history. He also explodes some of the most common myths about Biblical content and teaching, and shows why the secularist assault on all religions as being equally likely to move people to commit evil deeds is drastically wrongheaded. Hutchinson even includes copious quotes from the Founding Fathers and great thinkers throughout history (including quite a few no one would ever expect, such as Christopher Hitchens himself) extolling the manifold virtues of deep familiarity with the contents of the Bible.

Engaging and comprehensive, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible establishes a strong line of defense for conservatives looking for ammunition against the secularist anti-Christian onslaught.

The straight truth about Holy Writ:

How the sudden eruption of Islamic terrorism worldwide has given secular fundamentalists the excuse they've long needed to insist that all religious belief -- from Osama bin Laden to Mother Teresa -- amounts to essentially the same thing, and is all equally evil

Why at least some of the current controversy between liberal and conservative scholars over "who wrote the Bible" is unnecessary -- because the conservatives don't regard the Bible the way the liberals think they regard it

The real center of the conflict between creationists and proponents of evolution: it really isn't about evolution at all

"Be fruitful and multiply" vs. the overpopulation scare: how fears about overpopulating the world are hysterical, unfounded, and politically motivated

Eight ways in which Old Testament ethical codes represent a moral improvement upon the pagan codes they're supposed to be copied from

Why you have to have a real ax to grind against the Bible to think that the Old Testament takes a benign view of slavery

How, even before Christianity was legalized, and at considerable risk to their own lives, Christian leaders spoke out forcefully and courageously against the barbarisms of the pagan Empire, including slavery, the gladiatorial games, and abortion and infanticide

The large-scale attempt by secular fundamentalists everywhere to drive religious persons of all persuasions out of the public sphere altogether

How critics of the Bible all too often mistake descriptions of actual human conduct for God's will

Modern Biblical scholarship: not as original, or as shocking or damaging to religious faith, as modern skeptics would have people believe

How Biblical religion was not the enemy of science but rather the intellectual matrix that made it possible in the first place

The egalitarian ethos of the Christian movement: its openness to people of all social and economic classes, its positive evaluation of women, its strong social concern and interest in the poor and sick

How there were few voices in the ancient world that discerned any distinction between what was legal (in the sense that it was decreed by the state) and what was moral or right -- aside from the biblical prophets

Refuted: the decades-old effort by liberal scholars to debunk those passages in the Bible that have traditionally been seen as unambiguous condemnation of homosexuality

How, contrary to what anti-religious zealots such as Sam Harris assert, throughout history far more lives have been snuffed out by faith-hating fanatics than by religious believers -- and that "rational" atheism, not the Bible or religious belief, that is the greatest danger to world peace

Proven false: the assumption of liberal theologians that the earliest Christian tradition would speak of Jesus as a simple human teacher, with only later writings exalting him as divine

Proof that the Gospels aren't the tissues of church-created fable that many scholars would like you to believe they are: the Gospel writers made use of a collection of Jesus' sayings as well as eyewitness reports of his life in compiling the Gospels

Discrepancies and "inconsistencies" in the four canonical Gospels: far from being an argument against their authenticity, they're actually arguments for their genuine testimony

How, if parts of biblical law seem harsh to us, we are only able to recognize that harshness because we live in a society that has been shaped by 2,000 years of reflection upon, and experience with, the principles of justice and mercy found in that very same law.

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  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Patrick Henry

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

  • "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

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

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

    Confucious

  • “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?”

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

  • 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

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

    William Pitt

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "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

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Rod Serling

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    WAG

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • “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”

  • “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

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

  • "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 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

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Confucius

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

    James Madison

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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 lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Chinese proverb

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

  • "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

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

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

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • 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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    WAG

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    David Letterman

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Washington

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The American constitution was designed by a group of geniuses, knowing it would be administered by a group of idiots"

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    WAG

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees"

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Anatole France

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Luck

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "You're never too old to learn something stupid"

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

  • "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

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


    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    James Madison

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    George Washington

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

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

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

  • “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”

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

    Government Motto

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • “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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    George Washington

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

    George Mason

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

    John Adams

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

    John Kerry

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Wayne

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    von Clausewitz

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • 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.

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

  • "The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits."

    Albert Einstein

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

    Galileo

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • 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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    St. Augustine

  • "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read"

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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.

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John Adams

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

    George W. Bush

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

    George Orwell

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "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.

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Brad Thor

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Progressive apologist

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

  • "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

  • “The path to perfection, the loftiest goal, is success in and of itself”

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

    Tacitus

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • “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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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)

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • “Nothing is more powerful in a democracy than knowledge”

    Rudy Giuliani

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Doug Larson

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Socrates

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Evan Sayet

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

  • "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

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    George Eliot

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Sam Adams

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

    James Bovard

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    John Adams

  • “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.”

  • 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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    GR

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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."

  • "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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

  • "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)

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

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

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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”

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert Frost

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

    John D. Ashcroft

  • "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)

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

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Paul Horning

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Doug Powers

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    David Stockman

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

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

    Jack Miner

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    John Wooden

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

    Edmund Burke

  • "Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Willis Player

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • 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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    John Wooden

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “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)

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

    WAG

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    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