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WHAt IS PRIVATE PROPERTY? Part III

"The Essence of Private Property An Owner’s Determination of Use The essence of private property — your right to determine its use — can best be understood by contrasting a system of private property to the alternative. A system of private property allows you to do with your property what you please, provided that your use interferes with no one else’s property rights. That is, you cannot construct a shed for your lawnmower on your neighbor’s property unless your neighbor grants you the right to do so. This clear demarcation between yours and mine underlies the economic system of laissez-faire capitalism, or free enterprise, in which individuals own and control the means of production — all the things we need to turn our ideas into realities. Private property also recognizes that each person possesses a right to his aesthetic choice regarding his property. The clothes he wears and the color or style of his home are not subject to the whim of bureaucracy or the demand of a majority backed by government force. By contrast, in a socialist system, the government owns the means of production. There is no such thing as private enterprise. If you come up with a way to build a better mousetrap, the government owns the wood and wire — even the bait — that your trap requires. To turn your idea into an actual mousetrap, you must present your idea to a bureaucrat, who may or may not recommend its implementation to those who control the economy. And there your interest in your idea ends — along with your incentive to think of other good ideas. We have witnessed the consequences of such a system in the former Soviet Union, where today its people have limited wealth, a poisoned landscape, and human strife. Sustainable Development relies upon a mix of socialism and so-called communitarianism. Communitarianism seeks an alternative to socialism and free enterprise by pretending to “split” the difference between them, creating what Benito Mussolini and Tony Blair call the “third way.” Today this idea is often termed “public/private partnerships.” That is, like the free enterprise system, the communitarian approach vests ownership in an individual or association; but like the socialist system, it empowers government to make decisions regarding use. This guiding vision of communitarian or Fabian economics modeled on Italian fascism is now familiar to us through the workings of our local government. [See DVD: "Liberty or Systainable Development"] Communitarians seek to create various rights that conflict with an owner’s determination of use; the owner still owns his property, but the government, as the arbiter of competing rights, controls what he can do with it. Socialism and “third way” corporate privatizations or “public/private partnerships” each form the foundation for a state collective backed by force that abolishes private property and treats human beings as biological resources. Thus, the premise of communitarianism is, like socialism, authoritarian. Eventually, as has been the case in Santa Cruz, communitarianism leads to an economic system operated by the favored cronies of government bureaucracy. Business interests shift their allegiance from the consumer — you and me — to the agent of force. In reality the economics of communitarianism, or public/private partnerships, is the most insidious and threatening form of socialism. This form of socialism possesses short turn economic muscle that nurtures the political fangs that lead to totalitarianism. Of the political-economic systems, free enterprise protects the essence of private property, the owner’s right to determine use. Property law in a free enterprise system seeks to make your rights compatible with those of every other person. It defines the boundary at which your sovereignty ends, so that your rights do not infringe the equal sovereignty of another. You cannot, for instance, have a property right in the contents of your neighbor’s pantry, which you neither built nor stocked. Communitarian policies complicate this straightforward drawing of boundaries by producing overlapping rights. Suppose you have stocked your own pantry with canned goods. Suppose, in addition, that your local government passes a law prohibiting the storage, disposal, or recycling of metal cans on the grounds that local residents enjoy a right to a tin-free environment. How are you to enjoy the contents of the cans in your pantry when you have no means to deal with the cans themselves? Suddenly, your ownership of the canned goods has been effec­tively nullified: you cannot use them. Indeed, you will have to transport and sell or give them to someone in another jurisdiction where metal cans are still permitted. Your right to use the contents of your pantry has run up against the supposed right of the members of your community to live without tin. The result is waste, unnecessary conflict, and a crisis of surplus tin that will sooner or later lead to further government intervention in the management of our pantries. Responding to the crisis of its own creation, your local government may make it illegal to purchase canned goods at all. Communitarian policies similarly complicate the issue of land own­ership. Ownership of land includes its surface, the subsurface, and airspace. Communitarian government often seeks to take the use of private land by expropriating control of the airspace through the enactment of scenic-view ordinances. When the owner protests, the government decrees itself the arbiter of competing rights. At that point, bureaucratic labyrinths begin to stretch themselves over the once open terrain of our individual freedoms, complicating and often prohibiting our right to use the property we own. This process is all too easy to illustrate from the pages of our own newspapers. Consider this familiar scenario: Local government makes laws that create “stakeholder” or neighborhood rights regarding someone’s unimproved land. When the owner of that land announces an intention to build new housing, the government responds by declaring a conflict with the neighborhood’s rights. It must then arbitrate the landowner’s and the neighborhood’s competing claims, rendering use of the property subject to its license or permission. As this process unfolds, the landowner’s new housing remains unbuilt. Soon a housing shortage develops, causing the cost of housing to rise. Aggrieved citizens then call upon government to provide subsidized, “affordable” housing. Reacting to the clamor it precipitated, government raises taxes and vests inefficient taxpayer-funded “nonprofit” organizations with the authority to build housing on government-owned land. The government, of course, sets the purchase price for these dwellings and decides who is eligible to buy them. Not surprisingly, those who obtain their homes through the government’s largesse tend to support its policies. As their numbers increase as a percentage of the voting population, an electoral class-battle ensues, pitting them against those who would manage their own lives without government intervention. Such battles splinter commu­nities, breeding ill will, suspicion, and distrust. As such destructive, unforeseen consequences arise from the creation of “stakeholder” rights; the government reminds those it has injured that it is merely the servant of the popular will. But “the will of the people” seems to include neither the landowner’s will nor his rights. The houses he planned to build remain drawings on a drafter’s table. The land on which he planned to build them has been laden with new taxes and increasing regulation. He can exercise his right to the use of his property — to take the actions that reflect his ownership of himself — only if the government will let him. Therefore, he does what any reasonable person would do in such circumstances: he abandons or postpones his productive activity to acquire sufficient “pull” to win the government’s favor or at least forestall its depredations. In this downward spiral of centralized authority, at least three precious things are swept away: the consumer’s happiness (yours and mine), the improvement that comes with rising prosperity, and peaceful trade based on mutual consent." (Michael Shaw/NewsWithViews.com 10/22/06)

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

    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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

  • “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?”

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Mark Twain

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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 road to hell is paved with good intentions"

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • 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.

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Syrus

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    George Eliot

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    George Mason

  • "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

  • "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."

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • "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"

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    American Citizen

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • 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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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)

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Author Unknown

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

  • 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

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

    John Adams

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

    Anonymous

  • 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

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

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

    GR

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

    WAG

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

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

    Maya Angelou

  • 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

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Jack Miner

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

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

    Plato

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Demosthenes

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Voltaire

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Socrates

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • “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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    WAG

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

  • "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)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    American Patriot

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

  • “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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    James Madison

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Anatole France

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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,"

    Pope John Paul II

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “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”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

    Steven Wright

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bob Hope

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

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

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

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Robert Frost

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


    WAG

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • 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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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.

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Rod Serling

  • "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

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

    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."

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Anonymous

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Matthew 16:26

  • "The 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Lord Byron

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    WAG

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Sophia Loren

  • 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.”

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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 reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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)

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Stockman

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • 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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Harry Truman

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Mark Steyn

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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)

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Willis Player

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Plato

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Luck

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    David Letterman

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

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

    Confucius

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    John Wooden

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "An ignorant electorate, every politician's lifeblood."

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Anonymous