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Private Property: Right From God, Friend Of Republics

Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 18

"NEWSMAX --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. It is who we are, what we believe and how we fit in. It is that fixed vantage point in a world of confusion that gives us a degree of security, stability and moral direction.

One need not tell us what would happen if we were to sever the cord that connects a man, a family, or a nation to who he is and what he has learned. Such a clean-slated one might be transformed into a naive Pinocchio or a tra-la-la Pollyanna, whose lack of experience would lead him or her into the grasp of one of a million ‘Honest Johns' who offer frills and thrills that later come crashing down upon them in a carnival of deception and slavery.

Memory is critical, both to individuals and to nations.

Yet America has lost her memory, lost her fixed vantage point, lost her sense of the laws that protect liberty for all, not just liberty for the few. I speak of America's failure to recall the historical belief that liberty is only possible within the confines of fixed law.

Today, the law floats upon the winds of emotion and upon the arrows of moral appeals which miss the mark about religion, and which miss the mark, also, about our Founders' republic, the very republic which was established to protect religion and the inalienable rights religion proclaims as the common lot of mankind.

The Pre-eminence of Higher Law

So let us enter upon a brief reminder: Our rights, our liberties, our best laws are the result of the wisdom of our Forefathers in placing God's law above man's law—literally setting the biblical law as both the foundation stone and the keystone in the arch of the great body of American law.

Blackstone, the most frequently quoted legal authority in the early days of our Republic noted:

Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these. There are, it is true, a great number of indifferent points, in which both the divine law and the natural leave a man at his own liberty; but . . . with regard to such points as are not indifferent, human laws are only declaratory of, and act in subordination to, the former. (1)
It was upon this same rock-solid conviction that Thomas Jefferson declared to all the world:

"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness [the right and control of property]." (2)

That is, since God is the author of our Rights, no king or president, no House of Lords or Senate, no House of Commons or House of Representatives, no Supreme Court or unelected bureaucrat can ever abridge those rights.

Which leads to Jefferson's next point: "To secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among men." (3) Or in other words, as the Alabama Constitution put it, "the sole and only legitimate object of government is to protect the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression." (4)

Which Right Is the Greatest?

Government's job, consistent with Divine Law, is to secure our rights. That's clear enough. But it seems equally persuasive that there is one right upon which the survival of all others hinge—property.

Jefferson wrote: "The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property, and in their management." To which he added, the defense of private property is the standard by which "every provision" of law, past and present, shall be judged. (5) This is partially so because the definition of private property, and its application in the law, is broader than we sometimes suspect.

French economist Frederic Bastiat, in his 1850 treatise on The Law, explains:

What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Each of us has a natural right—from God—to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties? (6)

Justice George Sutherland of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1921 echoed the following: "The three great rights are so bound together as to be essentially one right. To give a man his life but deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes his life worth living. To give him his liberty but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave." (7)

Thus, the three great rights, Jefferson's Declaration of Independence thundered, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," are but one great right—property;—and as such, protecting private property becomes the chief business of a republic, as Jefferson stated.

Tyrants Know This Too

If a belief in higher law and the protection of private property is the work of a republic, then, plainly, the work of tyrannical government is to abolish or control God, the author of that law, and eliminate or control property, the great right God guarantees.

It's that simple. Just ask Karl Marx.

"The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: abolition of private property." (8)

In saying this, it must be understood that Marx had the same broad interpretation of property in mind that the Founders did—for, said he, "the eternal laws of nature and of reason . . . [sprang] from [the] present mode of production and form of property."

Religious principles like—"thou shalt not steal," "thou shalt not covet," "thou shalt not bear false witness," "thou shalt not kill (murder)," "thou shalt not commit adultery," "thou shalt have no other gods before me" (including the state), and the command that man shall be "lord over the whole earth," that is, lord over all living things—sustain the existing order of private property; as such, all of them are targeted for eradication as obstacles in the way of a revolution against the existing order.

And so, it is that private property, religion and the religious definition of the family are one and the same enemy—property.

And so, there is a strand of thought here that we must understand: An attack on our property is an attack on our religion, and vice versa.

Founder John Adams understood why: "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is no force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist." (9)

True religion proclaims the right to private property. True government upholds it. Tyranny targets both private property and religion for elimination.

Enter Modern Liberalism and Its Sister Compassionate Conservatism

Communism with a capital "C" puts a bad taste in most folks' mouths. Its real intent, the destruction of human liberty and the acquirement of personal power are generally known. But when you call the same underlying principles Compassionate with a capital "C" and Conservative with a capital "C," miraculously the prospect of tyranny is supposed to taste sweet. Compassionate Conservatism, a political movement which preaches from the Bible even while it grasps behind its back a red (but softer metalled) hammer in one hand, and a red (but duller edged) sickle in the other, does this. It's rhetoric is so persuasive that more than a few partisans on both sides of the political aisle actually believe it is Christian, rather than Socialist, and thus oppose or support it accordingly.

But think again.

Compassionate Conservatism states: "Individuals are responsible to love our neighbors as we want to be loved ourselves." This sounds Christian. The trouble is not enough private citizens are taking care of their neighbors. So what is Compassionate Conservatism's solution?

"It will be government that serves those who are serving their neighbors. It will be government that directs help to the inspired and effective. It will be government that both knows its limits and shows its heart. And it will be government truly by the people and for the people." (10)

That is, government will forcibly confiscate property in the tens of billions of dollars (that's only the beginning), and redistribute it to ‘private' groups it ‘trusts' to disperse the money back to the people.

This age-old Communist trick of robbing Peter to pay Paul is defined by Compassionate Conservatism as "a different role for government. A fresh start. A bold new approach." (11)

Thus, theft is compassion, forced giving is charity, attacking private property is conservative, and all of the above is new.

It isn't. It is but shades of liberalism, socialism, and the other ‘isms' dressed up in new garb.

James Madison, Father of our Constitution, rejected just such a scheme two centuries ago. He wrote:

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort. . . . This being the end of government, that alone is not a just government, . . . nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest. (12)

It is easy to be ‘charitable' with other people's money. It is convenient to rewrite the Bible in the image of one's political ideology. And it is useful to re-invent government from the protector of man's God-given rights to government being God himself, even a god who defines—on a flex schedule—what our rights are. Power-seeking men and political opportunists will always attempt the same. That is why our Founders – men who found the mark with religion in public life – preached the pre-eminence of God's law, declared our rights fixed and inalienable, and established a Republic with but one central purpose in mind – the protection of private property.

Next up: the Sixth Commandment, "Thou shalt not murder." (Steve Farrell/NewsMax.com 5/24/06)

Footnotes

1. Blackstone, Sir William. "Commentaries on the Laws of England," Section the Second, "Of the Nature of Laws in General."

2. Declaration of Independence.

3. Ibid.

4. Alabama Constitution, Article 1, Section 35.

5. Bergh, Albert Ellery, ed. "The Writings of Thomas Jefferson," 2d ed. rev. Washington: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1907, p. 15:32.

6. Bastiat, Frederic. "The Law," p. 6.

7. As quoted in, Skousen, Cleon. "The Five Thousand Year Leap." Washington, D.C.: National Center for Constitutional.Studies, 1981, p. 173.

8. Marx, Karl, "Communist Manifesto."

9. Adams, Charles Francis, ed. "The Works of John Adams," 10 vols. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1850-56, 6:9, p. 280.

10. Olasky, Marvin: "Compassionate Conservatism." New York: The Free Press, 2000, pp. 218-219 (from a speech by George W. Bush).

11. Ibid., p. 218.

12. Saul K. Padover, ed. "The Complete Madison." New York: Harper & Bros., 1953, p. 267.

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

    George Mason

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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.

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Unknown

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    John Wayne

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • “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 )

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    James Madison

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alfred Adler

  • “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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    John Adams

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

  • “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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

  • 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.”

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

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Charley Reese

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

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Washington

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Tacitus

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    John Kerry

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

  • "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

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Robert Frost

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

  • "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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    WAG

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

    Government Motto

  • "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)

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

    Plato

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    James Madison

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Syrus

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

  • "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.

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Maya Angelou

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

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Moliere

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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)

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jay Leno

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    George Washington

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Charles Dickens

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

  • “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”

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    John Wooden

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "It 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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

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

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

    Patrick Henry

  • “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?”

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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."

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Robert Frost

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

    James Madison

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

  • "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

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

  • “It is not enough to merely be enlightened, one must also be engaged.”

    WAG

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Cal Thomas

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

  • “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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Galileo

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

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

  • "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)

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

  • “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”

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Saul Bellow

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Anonymous

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Washington

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

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

    Willis Player

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    American Citizen

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

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Ann Landers

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    GR

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucious

  • "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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Mike Adams

  • "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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Plato

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anonymous

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rick Perry

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Bovard

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    WAG

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    WAG

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    George Orwell

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    Henry Ford

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Brad Thor