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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    C. A. Beard

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Jay Leno

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

  • “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)

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

    Anonymous

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

    General George Patton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    John Adams

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

  • “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”

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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.

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "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"

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Robert Frost

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    American Patriot

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Danny Schecter

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • “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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • “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”

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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)

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "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."

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James Madison

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    David Letterman

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Syrus

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert Schuller

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Bovard

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Moliere

  • "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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Jack Miner

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    George Orwell

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

    George W. Bush

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

    George Orwell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it"

    Harry S. Truman

  • "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil"

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station"

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Dave Barry

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charlotte

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    WAG

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Aristotle

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

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

    Luck

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

  • "One man with a gun can control 100 without one"

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • “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

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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)

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Galileo

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • “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)

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

    Confucius

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    John Wooden

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Unknown

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

    William Pitt

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

  • "The power to unite is stronger than the power to destroy"

    Anonymous

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Bob Hope

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Willis Player

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    GR

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Tacitus

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • 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

  • “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

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

    John Adams

  • “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 )

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Ann Coulter

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

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "I 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “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)

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain