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Mark Levin's Liberty And Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
Posted By: DOC on September 8, 2010 06:12 AM in Book Nook
Thomas Lifson  AmericanThinker.com Published on April 5, 2009


"Mark Levin's new book, published today, is essential reading. It is a remarkable work on several different levels. It takes no degree of clairvoyance to predict that it will become an enormous best seller and very soon begin to influence the national political debate.

Liberty and Tyranny artfully presents a harmonious marriage of the timeless with the timely. On the one hand, the book is a thorough yet compact briefing on the major political issues of this era. On the other hand, the author brings to bear the principles of the American Founders and Framers of the Constitution (and the great thinkers who guided them), illustrating, dissecting, and explaining our current political arguments, while enlightening the reader with the genuine wisdom bequeathed to all of us -- the sacred trust of the Founders, embodied in the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and Federalist Papers, all of which are quoted and applied with insight and precision.

Think of it as an outstanding tutorial in applied political philosophy, and you will begin to grasp the scope of Mark Levin's achievement. The fact that the book is lucid, unpretentious, and utterly accessible to anyone who cares to focus and think, means that it will elevate the quality of political thought and dialogue across a broad swath of the American populace.

If you care passionately about America, and worry for its future -- and who doesn't, given the current national leadership? -- then you owe it to yourself to buy and devour this marvelous work. It is an essential antidote to what ails America at the moment.

Each chapter is a well-constructed essay, so the reader is quite free to read it a little at a time. But, unlike so many contemporary political works, it is also a well-constructed and coherent whole. So you may be tempted to stay up all night reading it as soon as a copy comes into your hands.

Conservatives who read Liberty and Tyranny will be supplied with ample ammunition to outsmart, outthink and out-reason their liberal friends who are brave enough to actually engage in a serious political debate with them.

The overall plan of the book is simple and logical. Chapter One, "On Liberty and Tyranny," lays out the basic conceptual scheme. Levin contrasts two opposing political philosophies currently in contention: The Conservative versus the Statist. He grounds the Conservative in the values and insights on human nature of the American Founders, and does so economically and convincingly. For the other side of the debate, he quite correctly rejects the label "liberal", because in current usage the term has become entirely divorced from its literal meaning. He writes:

The Modern Liberal believes in the supremacy of the state.... For the Modern Liberal, the individual's imperfection and personal pursuits impede the objectives of a utopian state. In this, Modern Liberalism promotes what French Historian Alexis de Tocqueville called soft tyranny, which becomes increasingly more oppressive, partially leading to hard tyranny.... As the word "liberal" is, in its classical meaning, the opposite of authoritarian, it is more accurate, therefore, to characterize the Modern Liberal as a Statist. (p.4)

The following nine chapters, plus an epilogue containing Levin's own manifesto -- the political changes he posits as desirable (and with which I agree) -- are organized thematically, with titles such as On Prudence and Progress, On Faith and the Founding, On the Welfare State, and On Self Preservation (i.e., national security), wherein he encapsulates nearly all the major political issues of our day, providing essential up-to-date information, while also weaving in the wisdom a timeless thinkers ranging from Alexander Hamilton to St Augustine. As the book progresses, the chapters become more and more focused on current political disputes. But the beauty of the structure is that the principles discussed in the earlier chapters are brought to bear on the subsequent topics.

I am proud to note that American Thinker's Lee Cary is quoted in the book's chapter, "On Immigration." Considering the company Dr. Cary is keeping as a source for the book, this is a high honor indeed, both for him and for AT.

The epilogue, wherein Mark tells us what we conservatives can do, and where he outlines what changes he sees as necessary to beat back the now-ascendant forces of statism, may certainly spark some disagreement, because Mark pulls no punches. He is setting a lofty target, but one that is amply justified by the clear-headed research and writing that went into the body of the text.

Fans of Mark Levin's syndicated radio show will recognize the voice of the hard-hitting champion of conservatism they know and love. But there is also, for those unfamiliar with Mark's radio work (but perhaps propagandized by liberal media into dismissing him as a crazy right wing radical), a remarkable and persuasive tone, based on solid research, extensively documented, and unchallengeable reason. This book could actually change some minds, especially as the nation’s peril becomes more and more apparent.

All in all, Mark Levin has given us a remarkable gift. Read this book, and buy copies for those you care about, too. Anyone from a clever high schooler to a scholar of political philosophy can benefit from reading Liberty and Tyranny." (Thomas Lifson/AmericanThinker.com 3/23/09)

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Standing between liberty and tyranny is you

"That's one of many essential lessons found in a powerful and necessary new book, Mark Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto".

Levin's tome sounds a call to arms for conservatives, urging every last one to realize the stakes and engage in public affairs to the best of their ability. Understanding that it's not always the first instinct of the conservative to take on Washington, he urges more focus on our nation's capital, whether by going there, running for office closer to home, or educating those in your living room. Doing your job and living your life are important contributions, Levin writes, but "it is no longer enough." America needs more from its concerned citizens.

When the actions of a Republican president set the scene for the current commander in chief's CEO-firing, it's time for a new level of attention from all Americans. In Levin's words we need "a new generation of conservative activists, larger in number, shrewder and more articulate than before, who seek to blunt the Statist's counterrevolution -- not to imitate it -- and gradually and steadily reverse course. More conservatives than before will need to seek elective and appointed office, fill the ranks of the administrative state, hold teaching positions in public schools and universities, and find positions in Hollywood and the media where they can make a difference in infinite ways."

We appear to be living in a paradigm shift, during which the government is taking over in unprecedented ways. If you're uncomfortable with what you're seeing, get to work.

There are countless historical examples of American citizens with concerns similar to Levin's who went into politics. One of Levin's contemporary favorites, as anyone who regularly listens to his syndicated radio show knows, is Michele Bachmann. She's a congresswoman from Minnesota who the left loves to hate -- she almost lost her seat last year under threat from a loony liberal barrage.

After one of her foster children (she and her husband have taken care of 23 such kids over the years, in addition to five children of their own) came home from high school with an assignment for math homework that centered on coloring, she realized there was something wrong with the public-school standards area, and started working to change things. Her efforts would eventually take her to the state senate and now the U.S. Congress. Ask her about her experiences and you'll have the sense of a woman who does not have an office in mind, but a country.

Talk to Bachmann about politics and the future, and it is clear that she has "liberty and tyranny" on her mind (both literally -- she cited the book on Sean Hannity's show -- and more foundationally). Her high-minded conversation seems to be stemming not from political ambition but from those initial concerns that spurred her into politics. She views herself as a backbencher with an opportunity and a responsibility during a crucial time in American history. She's a former federal tax litigation attorney who now sits on the Financial Services Committee. A small-business owner and an educational entrepreneur (she helped found one of the first charter schools in the country, which is still running) Bachmann brings a breadth and depth of experience to Washington tables to which "gotcha" sound bites do not do justice.

On Levin's show late last year, Bachmann was open about her amazement that anyone would want to subject themselves to the harrowing rigors and painful exposure of the political process. There's little question that she's felt that way since, as her every word continues to be parsed and highlighted by the liberal media and its legion of faultfinders and scandalmongers. Bachmann was doing more than her part before she ran for Congress, before she ran for state office, before she and her husband welcomed a gaggle of foster children into their home. But she, like Levin, knows America needs all hands on deck. Consider it the real, substantive, bipartisan "yes we can" message. It's the message of the citizen-politicians of America's founding era.

In his best seller, Levin prescribes a way to combat "the ascent of a soft tyranny" rampant in the United States today. Rather than ask the government to fix everything, we must "return to founding principles," which involve "a free people living in a civil society, working in self-interested cooperation." This is what Bachmann gets up every morning and starts doing. We can't all be members of Congress, but we each have a sphere of influence upon which we ought to be full and informed participants. That doesn't just mean a vote and a letter to the editor now and then. We need to teach our children that which is worth preserving. We need to engage with our friends in a smart and respectful way. The future of liberty depends on it -- on us." (Kathryn Lopez/TownHall.com 4/4/09)

Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto


Thomas Lifson  AmericanThinker.com April 5, 2009

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Government Motto

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • “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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Plato

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Ann Landers

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Kerry

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

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

  • “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

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

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • “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

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


    WAG

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

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

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Robert Frost

  • “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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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)

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

  • "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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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”

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    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.

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

    Plato

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    George Washington

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

    Larry Elder

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    James Madison

  • “The 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

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Anne Coleman

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

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Eliot

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Socrates

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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)

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    George Mason

  • 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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

    David Stockman

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    George Washington

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

  • 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.”

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Gordy

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    James Madison

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

  • “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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anonymous

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Confucius

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

    WAG

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    WAG

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    James Madison

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Leo Durocher

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Syrus

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    WAG

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

  • 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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

  • 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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Moliere

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Erma Bombeck

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

  • “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)

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Pat Flynn

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Adams

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "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

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

    GR

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

    Unknown

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    WAG

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    James Madison

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Patrick Henry

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Adams

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

  • “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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Plato

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Groucho 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

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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 )

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    David Letterman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Washington

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

    John Wooden

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Doug Christie

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Tacitus

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Charlotte

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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.

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    John D. Ashcroft

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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”

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    James Bovard

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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."

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Willis Player

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Luck

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Confucious

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    WAG