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THE WAR ON PROPERTY RIGHTS & WHAt It MEANS TO YOU: Part I

The War of Worldviews
"Our view of reality and the role of government in our lives greatly influence how we view property rights. Our public education system no longer teaches foundational U.S. Constitutional history and the principles that we derive from it. Consequently, we have become a nation of two worldviews and many of us cannot recognize that we are undermining the very form of government that made America the greatest nation on earth.

The two philosophies that have been struggling for supremacy for the past 250 years, those of John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau, have divided America. America’s Constitution is rooted in the thought of John Locke (1632-1704), who’s Two Treatises on Government (1689) provided a framework for England’s Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the American Revolution of 1776. Locke demonstrated that the foundation of a progressive civilization, as outlined in his Second Treatise of Government, begins with natural, God-given rights:

Man being born, as has been proved, with a title to perfect freedom and an uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of Nature, equally with any other man, or number of men in the world, hath by nature a power … to preserve his property- that is, his life, liberty, and estate, against the injuries and attempts of other men.

Thomas Jefferson made them the cornerstone of the Declaration of Independence when he penned, “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” The purpose of government, according to Locke, is to join with others to “unite, for the mutual preservation of their lives, liberties and estate, which I call by the general name, property. The great and chief end, therefore, of men uniting into commonwealths, and putting themselves under government, is the preservation of their property.” (Italics added) This fundamental principle became the cornerstone of the Declaration of Independence “That to secure these Rights, [of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (property)] Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”

Locke’s political philosophy promotes individual rights and limited constitutional government as the basis of freedom and economic security. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) opposed Locke’s model in the name of the wholeness of man, arguing that it divides man by focusing on self-interest, individual rights, and property. Rousseau sees “man as a malleable creature” to be molded by an enlightened government. He “favors primitive man, the noble savage who lives in simple equality with his fellow man, with few needs, a limited appetite, over man in civilized society.”

Rousseau wrote the Social Contract in 1762, which focuses on the abstract “general will” of the people. Today the same concept is expressed as the “public good” or the “public interest” and forms the heart of socialism. Although Rousseau championed individual freedom from the state and religion, there is nothing to keep the state from defining the “general will” as the “state’s will.” Rousseau’s philosophy therefore inevitably leads to a “statist” approach to government, in which the state is superior to the individual and all individual rights are derived from the state – including property rights. According to Rousseau, property rights bind the poor, give “new powers to the rich” thereby destroying “natural liberty” and equality and convert “usurpation into unalterable right.”

Contrary to the Rousseau model of governance which condemns individualism and self-interest, the Locke model depends on private property rights and self-interest to motivate individuals to do something a better way or create a new product or service that serves a human need. To prevent abuse, both Locke and our founders held that private property rights must have some limits. In this approach, however, the legislature designs only those laws needed prevent the use of property in ways that cause real harm to other people or to their property, not to achieve some altruistic social goal. So important is this principle that the U.S. Supreme Court said in Lynch v. Household Finance Corporation (1972):

The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights. The right to enjoy property without unlawful deprivation, no less than the right to speak or the right to travel, is in truth, a ‘personal’ right, whether the ‘property’ in question be a welfare check, a home, or a savings account. In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right in property. Neither could have meaning without the other.

Without the right of private, unencumbered property, people cannot have liberty. True freedom is only an illusion if they are dependent upon the state for water, food, shelter, and other basic needs. When the government, rather than individuals, own the fruits of the citizens’ labors, nothing is safe from abuse by either a democratic majority in the name of a public good, or a tyrant. In their book Property Rights, Understanding Government Takings and Environmental Regulation, Nancie and Roger Marzulla note, “Ultimately, as government dependents, these individuals are powerless to oppose any infringement on their rights…due to the absolute government control over the fruits of their labor.” Nowhere is this more apparent than in the old Soviet Union, where all property belonged to the state. No one could speak out against the government for fear of their government evicting their family or taking away their job by the local communist commissar.

Another problem arises from government ownership of land. While environmentalists and socialists blame greed and the self-interest of private property owners for the environmental destruction, that is not accurate. Ironically, it was because no one owned our air or waterways that pollution occurred. It is the natural consequence of the law of the commons; the air and waterways are not property owned by individuals, but theoretically belong to all people. Since there was no pride of ownership, however, there was no motivation to care for or optimize property held in common with the millions of other citizens. Called the Tragedy of the Commons, everyone sinks to the lowest common denominator, the economic structure stagnates, and the infrastructure collapses.

Although property rights motivate individuals to be creative and take risk in finding a better way or product, Rousseau socialism does just the opposite. Rousseau socialism places control in the hands of unaccountable, unelected government bureaucrats whose primary incentive is to make their regulatory jobs easier and more efficient so they can build bigger empires at the people’s expense. Unless there is strong oversight of bureaucrats – something politicians rarely do – there is no accountability to keep them from administering laws in an arbitrary and capricious manner leading to corruption.

While Rousseau socialism does not destroy property rights as effectively as totalitarianism or communism, it nonetheless places a stranglehold on it and reduces economic and personal freedom in proportion to the amount of regulation imposed. Tragically, environmental and planning laws passed at all levels of government over the past thirty-five years has taken thousands of towns, cities, counties and states from the Locke model of governance by the consent of the governed to the Rousseau model where the government rules supreme over the citizens. Many communities, however, have councils who want to do the right thing for their citizens, but their professional planners and lawyers tell them what they need to do to implement socialist smart growth and environmental protection in their communities. It is to that group that the following information will be most informative. It clearly shows socialist smart growth and environmentalism come at an extremely high cost to citizens."  (Dr. Michael S. Coffman Ph.D./NewsWithViews.com 8/23/06)

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

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    William Pitt

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

  • “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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Henry Ford

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

    WAG

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    George Orwell

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

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

    James Madison

  • "The 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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 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.

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

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

  • “I 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

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • “The 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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Luck

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

  • “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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander Tytler

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


    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

  • "I 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

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

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Voltaire

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ian Fleming

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

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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."

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

    Doug Larson

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Mark Twain

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Jack Miner

  • "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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Antonio Porchia

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • “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)

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Plato

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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”

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    John Adams

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • “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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    James Madison

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Anne Coleman

  • “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

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "It 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

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

  • "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

  • 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.”

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

    John Wayne

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Charlotte

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

    Aristotle

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

    Unknown

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    James Madison

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • “The 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

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

    James Madison

  • "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)

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Plato

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ernest Benn

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Confucius

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • 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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Harry Truman

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "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

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

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

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    von Clausewitz

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    WAG

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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "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

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

    Unknown

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    John Adams

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    John Adams

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • “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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Willis Player

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • “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)

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    David Stockman

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    St. Augustine

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    George Mason

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Confucious

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

    Voltaire

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    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”

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Rick Perry

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • 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

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    GR

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    David Letterman

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charles Gordy

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Charley Reese

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander Pope

  • “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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    James Madison

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville