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Protecting Property Rights In A Landslide
Posted By: Caxy on November 9, 2006 12:17 AM in EMINENT DOMAIN
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Voters in nine states pass measures to curb eminent domain abuse "Besides Democrats, and anyone hoping for gridlock in Washington, the big midterm winners were homeowners in the nine states that passed initiatives protecting property rights and reigning in government's power to take homes and businesses. These initiatives were sparked by the Supreme Court's controversial ruling in the Kelo vs. New London decision last summer, which gave the government a green light to use eminent domain to take private property and turn it over to developers for "economic development" purposes. Most Americans were rightfully incensed at the notion that government could arbitrarily evict people from their homes, businesses, and churches simply because it could generate more local tax revenue if these properties were redeveloped as condos, offices, and hotels. Traditionally, eminent domain was only used to acquire private land for clearly defined public uses—such as roads, parks, and public buildings—but Kelo opened the door for government to condemn property for almost anything that it could argue had a public "benefit." The backlash was immediate. In the year since the Kelo ruling, over two dozen states passed legislation to curb eminent domain abuse, and on Tuesday, voters passed a variety of measures intended to do the same thing. An overwhelming majority of voters in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, and South Carolina approved constitutional amendments that forbid the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private party to another for economic development purposes, as did Louisiana voters last month. Similar voter-initiated constitutional amendments passed in both North Dakota and Nevada, though Nevadans will need to pass the same amendment in 2008 for it to take effect. Of all states, voters in Oregon have taken one of the strongest stands in recent years to protect their property rights. Measure 39, a statutory initiative that reigns in eminent domain abuse, passed yesterday by more than a two-thirds margin. Moreover, Measure 39 followed on the heels of voters' passage of Measure 37 in 2004, which was designed to protect Oregonians from "regulatory takings," a far more pervasive threat to private property rights than eminent domain abuse. Local governments routinely pass restrictions on the ability of property owners to use their land in ways legal at the time they bought their property—resulting in enormous losses to private property values—without compensating owners for these impacts. After several decades enduring egregious regulatory abuse, Oregonians passed Measure 37 to require government to either pay landowners for these "regulatory takings," or waive the regulations. Voters in Arizona followed Oregon's lead Tuesday and passed Proposition 207—the Private Property Rights Protection Act—by a 65-35 margin, breaking new ground in the process. Prop 207 was designed to address both eminent domain abuse and regulatory takings in one comprehensive set of property rights protections in what has come to be known as a "Kelo-Plus" initiative. Untested prior to this election, the passage of Prop 207 establishes "Kelo-Plus" as a feasible strategy to target the two biggest threats to property rights in one fell swoop. However, two similar "Kelo-Plus" measures failed to pass. Despite garnering over 3 million votes, California's Proposition 90 was defeated by a 52 to 48 margin. Idaho's Proposition 2 also failed to pass. Opponents of these measures—including environmental groups, municipal associations, and urban planners—mounted a vigorous campaign to defeat them, outspending measure proponents by a wide margin. Voters in Washington state also defeated Initiative 933—a regulatory takings measure modeled after Oregon's Measure 37—by a 56-44 percent margin. Despite the success in Arizona and Oregon, the defeat of the California, Idaho, and Washington measures indicates that regulatory takings reform faces higher hurdles to voter appeal than pure eminent domain measures. Not only do they generate more opposition from a variety of special interests that benefit from government's unfettered ability to regulate, but the issue is inherently complex and largely unfamiliar to voters. And given that regulatory takings frequently occur in conjunction with zoning regulations preventing development on agricultural land or open space, the issue resonates more with rural voters than city dwellers, as the geographic breakdown of voting for California's Prop 90 suggests. Support for Prop 90 was strongest in the Central Valley, the Northeast, and Southern California, while opposition centered in the Bay Area and Los Angeles County. The key for future campaigns will be to craft a message that more effectively connects with urban voters. However, viewed in total, the results of yesterday's election indicate that the property rights movement is alive and well. Millions of citizens nationwide sent a clear message to elected officials: they care very deeply about property ownership, and they're willing to go to the ballot box to protect their rights. The concept of private ownership of real property is a fundamental part of our society and one of the core freedoms that our country and economy is built on. As the election showed, Americans increasingly understand that the government is there to protect the right to that property, not to take it away." (Leonard C. Gilroy, AICP/Reason.org 11/8/06)

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

    Ann Landers

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Sophia Loren

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    John Wayne

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

    WAG

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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


    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    John Wooden

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    John Kerry

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    James Madison

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • “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?”

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • 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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    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)

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

    George Orwell

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    WAG

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Leo Durocher

  • “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

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

    Syrus

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “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 )

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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."

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    American Patriot

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • “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”

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • “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”

  • “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

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The 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

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

    Evan Sayet

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Luck

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Will Rogers

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Karl Marx

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Bob Hope

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Tacitus

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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."

  • "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

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Every 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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    WAG

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Alfred Adler

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    John Wooden

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    George W. Bush

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rick Perry

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

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

    John Adams

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Pat Flynn

  • “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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • 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.”

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

    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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Unknown

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • 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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Plato

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Washington

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    William Faulkner

  • “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

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "The last time France needed more proof it rolled through the streets of Paris in the form of a German tank"

    David Letterman

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "When you find you are digging yourself into a hole, dig faster, you’ll get to your destination sooner”

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

  • "He does not believe who does not live according to his belief."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Robert Schuller

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    WAG

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Plato

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Jay Leno

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

  • “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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    John Adams

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Galileo

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Knute Rockne

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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


    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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Socrates

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aristotle

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Moliere

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • 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

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    Anonymous

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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.

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Mason

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

  • "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"

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

    GR

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anatole France

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

    Rod Serling

  • “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

  • 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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Voltaire

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    James Madison

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG