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WHAt IS PRIVATE PROPERTY? Part I

"Imagine a weed lot transformed into a landscape filled with the sights, the sounds, and the sweetest scents of native California, in a manner that no government-owned land has ever matched. Imagine children barefoot, frolicking in an open meadow or resting on willowy mattresses of native central California oat grass. One lone child gathers a bouquet of blue-eyed grass, sky blue lupines, white and golden yarrow, golden Mariposa lilies, orange monkey flowers, and the prized addition to her array, an 18 inch tall California rein orchid. Imagine that child’s parents leaving the woods with a basket filled with delicious, sun-roasted California wild hazelnuts. As sunset approaches, they decide to return to the lodge. They hike through the willow swamp with its purple-blue carpets of blooming Douglas iris and a striking array of green and chartreuse sedge plants. They come upon a plot of giant bent grass and admire its golden seed heads against the backdrop of the sunset sky. As they proceed, alluring fragrances rise from the native herbs crushed beneath their feet. They enjoy succulent black­berries before they enter a knoll of lovely managed pink currents. Nowhere else are there such prolific producers. Pausing, they catch the distant din from Highway 1 to the northeast; from the other direction come the relaxing sounds of the waves from Monterey Bay. Song-like whistles and chirps fill the air from the multiple species of birds, both common and rare, that now inhabit or visit the thriving landscape. They try to count the different species but quickly lose track as the birds mingle and flit from bush and tree. In the distance, they catch sight of a doe and her two fawns resting serenely on the lush native grasses under a fully blooming elderberry. Clearly, people are not the only beneficiaries of the improvements made here. Once this landscape was an impenetrable thicket of stressed willow, walls of poison oak and bramble, and invasive non-native plants like pampas grass, scotch broom, poison hemlock, and bull thistle. It was then transformed into its present state—a diverse and productive landscape—by rigorous human disturbance directed by reasoned trial and error. The young couple realizes that gardens such as this one with rich food sources for unusual birds and other species would be plentiful in a region of stewarded landscapes. Imagine the family reuniting in the tearoom. Each person eagerly chooses from dozens of native herb tea formulations. The father describes his morning spent hunting and gathering herbs. Now a newly budding expert, he offers his advice regarding the selections. Mother and daughter are excited about tonight’s dinner, the wild mushroom entrée, for which they gathered twelve very wild-looking varieties. One by one, each person shares the day’s adventures, knowing that tomorrow will be just as special. The place you are imagining is Liberty Garden, a paradise that represents, in the face of considerable odds, a triumph of private property and its responsible use. A Degradation Today, the American government owns a growing 53% of the nation’s landmass, over 50% of the California coastline, and much of Santa Cruz County. Most of this land is wild. Its ecological condition is degrading while human conflict over its use is rising. This degradation is occurring as the United Nations rapidly advances its biodiversity-based “Agenda 21” in the United States. Cloaked in terms of “Sustainable Development” with its components “Smart Growth” and the Wildlands Project, Agenda 21 seeks to transform America while eliminating the middle class. It plans to reach these goals on several fronts: by restructuring agriculture, creating broad wildlife corridors void of human activity, determining where and how people live, controlling human reproduction and human movement, constraining and controlling energy consumption and water use—in short, by eliminating private property. [See DVD: "Liberty or Systainable Development"] All of us should be concerned about these developments. Just as the environment at Liberty Garden represents a complex interplay of plants and animals, soil and water, natural processes and human interventions, our liberty involves the complex interplay of our natural rights, both personal and economic, and our interactions with one another and with our government. At the heart of our individual liberty lies the institution of private property. If the ideals of private property erode away, our personal liberty will wither and die as surely as Liberty Garden would die without wind, rain, and human tending. In what follows, I want to explain why private property is the precious basis of the freedoms we enjoy and why it is worth protecting." (Michael Shaw/NewsWithViews.com 10/7/06)

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    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Washington

  • "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)

  • "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

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • “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

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

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

  • “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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • “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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Syrus

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

  • “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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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


    WAG

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

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

    Dave Gardner

  • 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

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

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

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

    WAG

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Maya Angelou

  • “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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    WAG

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Voltaire

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Robert Schuller

  • "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

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

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

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Orwell

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    George Washington

  • 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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • “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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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)

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • 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

  • "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."

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

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

    Moliere

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Unknown

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • 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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mike Adams

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anatole France

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    GR

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

    Confucius

  • "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

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

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

    John Kerry

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • “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

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

  • “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)

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Doug Powers

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    James Madison

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

    Tacitus

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Bovard

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

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

  • "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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Socrates

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Plato

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

    Daniel Webster

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

    John Adams

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

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Luck

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    David Letterman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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”

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • "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.

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

    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Plato

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Adams

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "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

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

  • "If you 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)

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    American Patriot

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    WAG

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • “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

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

    Rick Perry

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Galileo

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Anonymous

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Aristotle

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Chinese proverb

  • “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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Berkeley

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    James Madison

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • “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

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Aristotle

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    David Boaz

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Santayana

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Mason

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Adams

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charlie Daniels

  • "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"

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Dean Acheson

  • “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

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Doug Christie

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    St. Augustine

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

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    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)

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “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?”

  • "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

  • 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

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Voltaire

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    American Citizen

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain