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We've Legalized Theft In America

It says something about the dismal state of affairs in our country today by what outrages folks.

Sure, if we want to portray business as the root of our economic ills, outrage about executives getting bonuses at a company that received taxpayer bailout funds has political sex appeal. Or perhaps that some company that got bailed out sent their managers to a fancy retreat somewhere. Or that maybe a bailed-out company sponsored a golf tournament.

But where's the outrage about the circumstances that allow this all to happen to begin with? Where is the outrage about the ease with which politicians can expropriate hundreds of billions of taxpayers' funds to do these bailouts?

I have been looking through a new study, released by an organization called the Property Rights Alliance, called the International Property Rights Index. The study examines 115 nations worldwide and examines the correspondence between prosperity in a country and how secure private property is there.
It shows a practically perfect correlation. The more secure private property is in a given country, the more prosperous it is. Countries rated in the top 25 percent in secure and safe private property have on average nine times more income per person than those in the bottom 25 percent.

It's one of those things that makes so much sense that you wonder why you have to do a study to show it. The easier it is to steal in any given country the less likely the economy will function well there.

You really don't even need a fancy business degree to predict this. One of the Ten Commandments, transmitted so many thousands of years ago, instructs us not to steal.
 
Yet, basic truths such as this are becoming increasingly lost in our country and this is what should be driving our outrage. That we now live in a country where our private property is no longer safe and the very government that supposedly exists to protect it has become the thief we have to worry about.

President Obama went on Jay Leno's popular Tonight Show and talked about the current crisis. Listening to him, there seems little doubt that everything started on Wall Street. "The problem is ... people were able to take huge, excessive risks with other people's money."

But, Mr. President, half the mortgages in this country are owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- which were and are backed up with the money of us taxpayers. An easy flowing mortgage credit market built by politicians, by setting us taxpayers up to guarantee it all, which is what we wound up doing, is what started this whole thing.
 
The president and Leno bantered about electric cars and, talk about taking risks with other people's money, the president apparently sees no problem tapping into us taxpayers to finance research into these cars. "So, we're going to be investing billions of dollars in research and development around these technologies -- that's what's going to create the auto industry of the future," Obama said.

We've already used taxpayer funds to bail out auto companies. Now we're going to use them to take over their research and development functions.

Given what the International Property Rights Index shows, we might consider that because private property has become as insecure as it has in our country -- that we have really legalized theft -- that this might be what's at the root of our economic chaos.
 
So, we can have government-issue edicts on what executives are paid at companies that politicians bail out with taxpayer funds. Or maybe we should check if families whose mortgages we bail out are going on vacation or out to dinner.

Or we can re-direct our attention from symptoms to causes. We can recall that the founders of our country intended the role of government to protect our lives and property, not violate them. And that in times when we have respected that proper use of government, our country has prospered.” (Star Parker/TownHall.com 3/23/08)

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International Property Rights Index

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    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

  • “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”

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Syrus

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    David Letterman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Proctor

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

    George Orwell

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

  • “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”

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    David Stockman

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • “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

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Brad Thor

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    John F. Kennedy

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


    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Luck

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • 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 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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • 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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • “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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “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?”

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

    WAG

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Pope John Paul II

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "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

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

    Galileo

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

  • "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)

  • “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

  • “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)

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • “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)

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

    Willis Player

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Unknown

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    John Wayne

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Samuel Adams

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

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    George Orwell

  • "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.

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • “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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “The 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)

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • "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.

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

    WAG

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

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

    Confucious

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    George Washington

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "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"

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

    WAG

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

    George Mason

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Charlotte

  • “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

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • 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

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

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

  • "A 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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • 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.

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    American Citizen

  • 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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Plato

  • “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)

  • "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

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Bovard

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

    James Madison

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Author Unknown

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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)

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    WAG

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

    Alfred Adler

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

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

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

  • "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)

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John Wooden

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Orwell

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    John Adams

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

    John Adams

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "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

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

  • 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

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

    George Washington

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John Adams

  • “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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

  • “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 )

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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."

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    P.J. O'Rourke