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Smothering Land Rights With An Energy Bill?

"An official delegation from the U.S. government actually signed a U.N. document that says: "Private land ownership is a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice. ... Public control of land use is therefore indispensable. ..." The document was signed by then-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Carla A. Hills, as head of the U.S. delegation, and William K. Reilly, who became administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. This 1976 Report of Habitat I: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (subscription), contains 65 pages of specific recommendations about how governments can put an effective end to private land ownership and gain absolute control of land use. Since then, virtually every land use policy adopted by Congress or the agencies of government has been designed to erode private property rights and grant to government the power to control all land uses. The Endangered Species Act has been hijacked and is now simply an excuse to prevent land development on private property. The Clean Water Act has been hijacked and is now another excuse to prevent the use of private land anywhere near a mud puddle. "Comprehensive planning" is another recommendation from the 1976 document that has recently come into its own, empowering government to prevent private landowners from using their own land. Now, global warming is being used as an excuse to further expand government's power to control the use of land. A part of the energy bill now under consideration includes H.R. 2337, which may be cited as the "Global Warming Wildlife Survival Act." What kind of arrogance does it take to think Congress can write a law that will make any difference at all to any global warming that may take place or to the survival of wildlife? Global warming increased dramatically for several hundred years before the Medieval Climate Optimum – without the benefit of congressional legislation (or SUVs). Somehow, wildlife survived. Then, global temperatures plunged dramatically for a few hundred years, driving the Vikings from Greenland and causing a "Little Ice Age" throughout Europe until the mid-1600s. Legislation didn't have anything to do with this climate change, either. Somehow, wildlife survived. Since the Little Ice Age, global temperatures have been rising rather steadily, until about 1940. Then a really strange thing happened. After the war, industry began to pump out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere like never before – and the global temperature began a downward spiral for about 30 years. Legislation didn't have anything to do with it. Somehow, wildlife survived. Now, despite all this indisputable history, Congress thinks it can write legislation that will affect global warming (or cooling, as the case may be) and help wildlife survive. The legislation now proposed will do neither. What it will do is give the various agencies of government still another excuse to control the use of land. Under the Endangered Species Act, government at least has to pretend that some bug or weed is endangered before restricting the use of land. Under the Clean Water Act, the government at least has to pretend the land may, at some point, have been a mud puddle. Under the pending legislation, a government agency need only suggest that restricting land use will help wildlife survive the impact of global warming. Who can prove them wrong – or right? This absurdity is being discussed in the context of America's energy policy. What should be discussed is how to produce more energy from the known domestic petroleum reserves; how to remove some of the obstacles that prevent building new refineries; how to speed up the licensing process for nuclear energy plants; how to improve the clean coal technology to take advantage of our massive coal reserves. What needs to be discussed is how to get government out of the way so a free market can manufacture automobiles that the people want, without forced subsidies for hybrids and artificial, death-dealing mileage standards. The well-intentioned but misguided efforts to force ever-increasing percentages of ethanol fuels is simply forcing an energy tax on the people who can least afford it. Every acre of corn that goes into fuel, rather than feed, increases the price of food for everyone – including the poor who don't even own a car. Here's a message to Congress: Quit trying to play God with your global warming fantasies and get busy eliminating the earmarks for your pet projects; close the borders to illegals; fully fund our military. And for the sake of every American, and future generations, publicly disavow the notion that "private land ownership contributes to social injustice," and abandon the idea that "public control of land use is indispensable!" (Henry Lamb/WorldNetDaily.com 6/23/07)

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  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

    Confucius

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Tacitus

  • "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 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

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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"

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    William Faulkner

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Jason Laumark

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • 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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Syrus

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    WAG

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

  • "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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

    WAG

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucious

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Socrates

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Charlotte

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    George Washington

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "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 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?”

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    GR

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Mark Twain

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

    David Stockman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    WAG

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

    American Citizen

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Government Motto

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

  • “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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    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)

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    James Madison

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

  • "I 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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    St. Augustine

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • 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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Novak

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Adams

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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)

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    George Mason

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • “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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

  • “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”

  • “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

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

  • “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

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

  • "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."

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Anne Coleman

  • “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

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

    WAG

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

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

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Unknown

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Willis Player

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Eliot

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

    George Washington

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • “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”

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

    WAG

  • "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)

  • “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)

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Voltaire

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Kerry

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wooden

  • “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 )

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Luck

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Doug Powers

  • “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

  • 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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

  • "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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “In 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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Alfred Adler

  • “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)

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Galileo

  • 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.”

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Patrick Henry