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This State Can Take Your Dreams, Too

"John Revelli vividly remembers the day the U.S. Supreme Court issued its infamous Kelo decision that allowed local governments to condemn private property under eminent domain, not only for public uses such as roads and schools, but also to accommodate private developers. "The Kelo decision," the former owner of Revelli Tires in Oakland noted over the phone, "came out on June 23 of '05, and the deadline that the city put up against us to move out was July 1." The five-to-four ruling spelled curtains for Revelli Tires. The U.S. Constitution states, "Nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." The big bench wrongly ruled that "public use" could be whatever states want it to be -- including private developments designed to expand the tax base. The ruling allowed the City of New London, Conn., to seize the land under Susette Kelo's "little pink cottage" and hand it over to a private corporation for a development featuring high-end waterfront homes. And Oakland went ahead with its plans to seize Revelli Tires and Autohouse -- a business owned and run by first-generation American Tony Fung -- in order to accommodate a private apartment project. Revelli and Fung lost their businesses and their property. "This is my American dream," Fung told me at the time. Rarely has a Supreme Court decision so enraged voters from both parties. The House promptly passed the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2005 to deny federal funds to states and local governments that use eminent domain for private development. The bill passed overwhelmingly by a 376 to 38 vote in the House. Then, it went on to the Senate, where it died. Still outraged two years later, Rep. Maxine Waters, a very liberal Democrat from California, and Rep. James Sensenbrenner, a very conservative Republican from Wisconsin, held a press conference on July 12 announcing a new version of the 2005 bill. "We are here today to pick up the fight and hopefully prevent the observance of a three-year (Kelo) anniversary," Sensenbrenner announced. Staffers from the Institute for Justice -- which so valiantly argued the Kelo case on behalf of the New London homeowners -- stood in support of the Waters-Sensenbrenner bill. "The Kelo court said that any private use -- like a hotel or big box store -- that generates the public benefit of tax revenue could be a 'public use,'" Waters noted. Like the Institute for Justice, she sees the unholy alliances that Kelo engenders -- and the likelihood that tax-hungry governments will allow low-income homes to be leveled to make room for pricier projects. As former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who dissented on Kelo, warned: "The specter of condemnation hangs over all property. Nothing is to prevent the state from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall or any farm with a factory." Another dissenter, Justice Clarence Thomas, wrote, "Though citizens are safe from the government in their homes, the homes themselves are not." Waters-Sensenbrenner can't help John Revelli. In February, he settled with Oakland, which paid him $615,000. Also, the project for which the city seized Revelli's business received no federal funds, according to City Attorney John Russo's office. Russo bristles at the notion that Oakland kicked Revelli out of his property. "I believe that the Revelli case, for him, was a case of stubbornness and sentiment," Russo told me, adding that the city paid above appraisal for the property. Russo is right, Revelli is sentimental. Revelli -- who now calls himself "forcibly retired" -- asked Oakland to put off the seizure. Instead, the city took the land -- then left his property unchanged for many months, during which Revelli could have been in business. His father started Revelli Tires in 1949. Revelli owned the property, with a prime location a block from BART, free and clear. "I created a situation where I could compete with everyone else in the tire business," he explained, "because I worked by myself. I had no employees. Nobody treats the business like the owner treats the business." Revelli's retirement plan had been to sell his business and lease the property -- if, that is, he felt the urge to retire. Instead, he has $615,000 -- minus legal fees and a whopping capital-gains tax bill. Even if $615,000 is above appraisal, the deal shortchanged his future. No government should be able to take your land to give it to a corporation. As Susette Kelo noted Thursday, "Our federal tax dollars shouldn't be used to take away our homes and businesses so that developers can build shopping malls and condominiums." Citizens have an interest in a system that allows governments to take property -- at a just price -- for public projects. But when states and cities, in search of a richer tax base, can take your land and give it to a private developer -- they have license to trample on everyone's rights. And no one, except the very rich, is safe." (Debra J. Saunders/TownHall.com 7/16/07)

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    George Washington

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Moliere

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

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

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

    Rick Perry

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Santayana

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    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 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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”

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Jack Miner

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Unknown

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

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

    John Kerry

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

  • “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”

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

    Anonymous

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

  • 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alfred Adler

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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


    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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

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

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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • 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.”

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    American Patriot

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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)

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

    Syrus

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Addison

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

  • "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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Willis Player

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    WAG

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    WAG

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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

  • "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

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    William Pitt

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

    WAG

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "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"

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Harry Browne

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

    WAG

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • 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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • “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?”

  • "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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • 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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Luck

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Jacob

  • “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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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."

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Aristotle

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

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Mike Adams

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • “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

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

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

    George Washington

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    George Orwell

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

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    George Mason

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Anonymous

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

  • "The 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

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

    WAG

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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

  • “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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • 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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    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)

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    WAG

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • “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)

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

    Galileo

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Confucious

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Government Motto

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • “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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Doug Powers

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

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

  • “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

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Harry Truman

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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."

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    WAG

  • 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.

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Aristotle

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

    Voltaire

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Orwell

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • “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

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    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.

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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)

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

    WAG

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Anatole France

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

    Plato

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John Wooden

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ernest Benn

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

  • “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 )

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • 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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

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

    WAG

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great