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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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)

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

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

    American Patriot

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Unknown

  • “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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    George Orwell

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    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?”

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    WAG

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    James A. Garfield

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    General George Patton

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • 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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Chinese proverb

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • “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

  • "Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were"

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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Jay Leno

  • "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."

  • “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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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."

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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.”

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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Cal Thomas

  • “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 )

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

  • “If you 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)

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

    Larry Elder

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Tacitus

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Socrates

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    GR

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    George Orwell

  • “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”

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

    WAG

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    James Madison

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    Plato

  • "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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

  • “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”

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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    George Mason

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Syrus

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • “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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Confucious

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Charlotte

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

    David Letterman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • 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.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Aristotle

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Plato

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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.

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

    Doug Larson

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • “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

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

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

  • “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

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

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aristotle

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    WAG

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "If 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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

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

    John Wooden

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

    Moliere

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • 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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • “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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    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

  • “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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Santayana

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • “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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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 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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • “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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • “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 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)

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • 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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • 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

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

    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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Addison

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

  • "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"

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    WAG

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Galileo

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

    Bob Hope