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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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    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • 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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

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

    John Adams

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    William Pitt

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    American Patriot

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    GR

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Wayne

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "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."

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    American Citizen

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

  • “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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

  • "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

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Charlotte

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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?”

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Charlie Daniels

  • "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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance."

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "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"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • “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)

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    WAG

  • "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.

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Anonymous

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    General George Patton

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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)

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

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Jack Abramoff

  • "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

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

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

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

    Robert Frost

  • 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Plato

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Anonymous

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Unknown

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Plato

  • "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

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Voltaire

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

    John Wooden

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

  • 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.”

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • “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

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • “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”

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Syrus

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

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    George Washington

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Mark Twain

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Aristotle

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    George Washington

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

    George Berkeley

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

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

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

    James Bovard

  • “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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anatole France

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Anonymous

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    David Boaz

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Doug Powers

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Addison

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ted Nugent

  • 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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • “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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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)

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

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

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

    Ernest Benn

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

    Thomas Edison

  • “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”

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Galileo

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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 )

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    James Madison

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

    Government Motto

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Knute Rockne

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • “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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • “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”

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • 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.

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    John Kerry

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 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

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Jason Laumark

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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."

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

    John Adams

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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


    WAG

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

  • “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

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    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

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

  • "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

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

    Unknown

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Confucious

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    George Santayana

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain