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The Anti-Kelo Wave

Voters are taking up the Supreme Court's challenge.

We'll all find out soon whether next week's elections yield the "Democratic wave" so many political seers have predicted. There isn't much doubt, however, about another kind of electoral wave that has been building across America and is set to crash on Tuesday.

That tsunami is the property-rights backlash, which is the direct result of last year's misguided and deeply unpopular Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London. A narrow Court majority decided that the Constitution's "takings" clause somehow allowed the government to seize private property not merely for "public use" but also on behalf of other private interests.

As Justice Sandra Day O'Connor argued in dissent, this departed from 200 years of precedent and was an invitation for the politically powerful to use government as an ally against the weak. The one grace note was the majority's concession that "Nothing in our opinion precludes any State from placing further restrictions on its exercise of the takings power."

Next week's vote will show just how many Americans are taking up the Court's challenge. No fewer than 11 states (see nearby table) have ballot measures designed to limit government's ability to pilfer private property for someone else's private economic development. Eight initiatives would enshrine those restrictions in state constitutions, and polls show that most are headed for victories.

These referendums build on anti-Kelo measures already passed by state legislatures, which aren't known for moving quickly, much less for exhibiting courage in the face of the powerful special interests (developers, local governments) driving eminent domain abuses. But fear is a powerful motivator, and voter anger at Kelo has yielded striking results. Some 28 states have already passed statutes that limit "takings" powers, and five of Tuesday's 11 ballot measures were crafted by state legislatures.

Alabama was the first to move after Kelo, passing a statute in 2005 that still gave government the leeway to pursue private property that could be defined as urban "blight." This turned out to be a major loophole, which city planners have routinely applied to any home or business they wanted to condemn and then transfer to private developers. Alabama's legislature closed that loophole this year, and "blight" is now defined in the better reforms as a property posing a danger to health or public safety.

Arizona's legislature also passed a strong anti-Kelo bill, only to watch Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano veto it in June. Arizona voters responded by pursuing their own initiative that is even wider in scope. The best model may be Florida, where the legislature passed a Constitutional amendment that goes before the voters next week.

All of this has occurred despite furious lobbying by local municipalities and developers to water down legislation. The lobbying has sometimes worked with state legislatures, but voters in Idaho, North Dakota and California have responded with ballot language for constitutional amendments that go further than their own state statutes. This ballot language tends to be legally clearer, and such constitutional provisions are harder for politicians to evade or weaken later when voters aren't looking.

At least three of these Kelo initiatives--in California, Arizona, Idaho--also include requirements that states compensate citizens for regulations that devalue property. These measures are, unfortunately, proving a harder sell at the polls, because state politicians are frightening voters with claims that such compensation would bankrupt states. Voters should instead look to Oregon, whose own "regulatory takings" law that passed in 2004 has shown the opposite. State land planners have been so worried about the cost of their actions that they are imposing fewer regulations in the first place.

As is so often the case when it comes to economic freedom, the states absent from this debate are those with liberal legislatures on the East Coast. Politicians in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (home of Kelo) are so addicted to the tax revenue they get by forcible property transfers to rich developers that they refuse to act on behalf of property rights. This is one more reason for their citizens to keep fleeing these states for more hospitable climes, much as Third World countries that fail to protect property rights watch their human capital flee.
Also absent from this action has been the federal government. The House last year passed legislation that denies federal funds to local governments that use eminent domain for private development. The Senate, per usual, sat on its thumbs. Maybe the sound of the Kelo wave crashing next Tuesday will spur Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter to listen to the voters and act to protect one of the rights on which America was founded." (OpinionJournal.com 11/4/06)

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The 11 states where anti-Kelo property-rights initiatives will be on the ballot Tuesday. Louisiana voters approved a constitutional amendment Sept. 30.

Arizona
California
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Michigan
Nevada
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Oregon
South Carolina

Source: Castlecoalition.org





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  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    James Madison

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    WAG

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

    Pope John Paul II

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Edmund Burke

  • 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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    American Patriot

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

    John Adams

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    American Citizen

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Evan Sayet

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    William P. Anthony

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

  • “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”

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

  • “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”

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Confucious

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Eliot

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Henry Ford

  • “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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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 )

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Jack Miner

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    WAG

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

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

    Moliere

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

    WAG

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    GR

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Wayne

  • “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)

  • 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.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Orwell

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Charlotte

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Barbara Bush

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    George Mason

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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"

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

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

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

  • “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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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.

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Anonymous

  • "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)

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    George Washington

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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)

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

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

    Patrick Henry

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    John Adams

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • 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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

  • "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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    John Wooden

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Karl Marx

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • “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

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

    George W. Bush

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Howard Buffett

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

    Aristotle

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

  • “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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    George Orwell

  • 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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • 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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Galileo

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Ann Landers

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

  • "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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexander Pope

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Luck

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • 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 the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Orwell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    WAG

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 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.”

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

  • "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)

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    John Wooden

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

    William Pitt

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

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

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

  • "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)

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • “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?”

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Unknown

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "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."

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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.

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • “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”

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer