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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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    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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”

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “It 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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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.

  • “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

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

    Tacitus

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Dana Buchman

  • “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

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Willis Player

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Demosthenes

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    David Letterman

  • “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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    WAG

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Chinese proverb

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

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

  • "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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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”

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • “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?”

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    WAG

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Aristotle

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

    George Orwell

  • 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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

  • "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"

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Anonymous

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

    George Washington

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Confucious

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

  • "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)

  • 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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • “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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

  • “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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

  • "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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    GR

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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."

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • “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

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

  • "The 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

  • "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

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    American Citizen

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

    WAG

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Doug Larson

  • "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)

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    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)

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Henry Ford

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    George Mason

  • “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)

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • “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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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

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

    Confucius

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Andrew Breitbart

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William Faulkner

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Galileo

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    David Stockman

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

    Luck

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Plato

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Voltaire (1764)

  • 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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Jay Leno

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    John Adams

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Patrick Henry

  • “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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Socrates

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

    James Madison

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

    Paul Horning

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “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

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    George Washington