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Climategate: CRU Was But The Tip Of The Iceberg

"Not surprisingly, the blatant corruption exposed at Britain’s premiere climate institute was not contained within the nation’s borders. Just months after the Climategate scandal broke, a new study has uncovered compelling evidence that our government’s principal climate centers have also been manipulating worldwide temperature data in order to fraudulently advance the global warming political agenda.

Not only does the preliminary report [PDF] indict a broader network of conspirators, but it also challenges the very mechanism by which global temperatures are measured, published, and historically ranked.

Last Thursday, Certified Consulting Meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo and computer expert E. Michael Smith appeared together on KUSI TV [Video] to discuss the Climategate -- American Style scandal they had discovered. This time out, the alleged perpetrators are the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).

NOAA stands accused by the two researchers of strategically deleting cherry-picked, cooler-reporting weather observation stations from the temperature data it provides the world through its National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). D’Aleo explained to show host and Weather Channel founder John Coleman that while the Hadley Center in the U.K. has been the subject of recent scrutiny, “[w]e think NOAA is complicit, if not the real ground zero for the issue.”

And their primary accomplices are the scientists at GISS, who put the altered data through an even more biased regimen of alterations, including intentionally replacing the dropped NOAA readings with those of stations located in much warmer locales.

As you’ll soon see, the ultimate effects of these statistical transgressions on the reports which influence climate alarm and subsequently world energy policy are nothing short of staggering.

NOAA – Data In / Garbage Out

Although satellite temperature measurements have been available since 1978, most global temperature analyses still rely on data captured from land-based thermometers, scattered more or less about the planet. It is that data which NOAA receives and disseminates – although not before performing some sleight-of-hand on it.

Smith has done much of the heavy lifting involved in analyzing the NOAA/GISS data and software, and he chronicles his often frustrating experiences at his fascinating website. There, detail-seekers will find plenty to satisfy, divided into easily-navigated sections -- some designed specifically for us “geeks,” but most readily approachable to readers of all technical strata.

Perhaps the key point discovered by Smith was that by 1990, NOAA had deleted from its datasets all but 1,500 of the 6,000 thermometers in service around the globe.

Now, 75% represents quite a drop in sampling population, particularly considering that these stations provide the readings used to compile both the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) and United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) datasets. These are the same datasets, incidentally, which serve as primary sources of temperature data not only for climate researchers and universities worldwide, but also for the many international agencies using the data to create analytical temperature anomaly maps and charts.

Yet as disturbing as the number of dropped stations was, it is the nature of NOAA’s “selection bias” that Smith found infinitely more troubling.

It seems that stations placed in historically cooler, rural areas of higher latitude and elevation were scrapped from the data series in favor of more urban locales at lower latitudes and elevations. Consequently, post-1990 readings have been biased to the warm side not only by selective geographic location, but also by the anthropogenic heating influence of a phenomenon known as the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI).

For example, Canada’s reporting stations dropped from 496 in 1989 to 44 in 1991, with the percentage of stations at lower elevations tripling while the numbers of those at higher elevations dropped to one. That’s right: As Smith wrote in his blog, they left “one thermometer for everything north of LAT 65.” And that one resides in a place called Eureka, which has been described as “The Garden Spot of the Arctic” due to its unusually moderate summers.

Smith also discovered that in California, only four stations remain – one in San Francisco and three in Southern L.A. near the beach – and he rightly observed that;

It is certainly impossible to compare it with the past record that had thermometers in the snowy mountains. So we can have no idea if California is warming or cooling by looking at the USHCN data set or the GHCN data set.

That’s because the baseline temperatures to which current readings are compared were a true averaging of both warmer and cooler locations. And comparing these historic true averages to contemporary false averages – which have had the lower end of their numbers intentionally stripped out – will always yield a warming trend, even when temperatures have actually dropped.

Overall, U.S. online stations have dropped from a peak of 1,850 in 1963 to a low of 136 as of 2007. In his blog, Smith wittily observed that “the Thermometer Langoliers have eaten 9/10 of the thermometers in the USA[,] including all the cold ones in California.” But he was deadly serious after comparing current to previous versions of USHCN data and discovering that this “selection bias” creates a +0.6°C warming in U.S. temperature history.  

And no wonder -- imagine the accuracy of campaign tracking polls were Gallup to include only the replies of Democrats in their statistics.  But it gets worse.

Prior to publication, NOAA effects a number of “adjustments” to the cherry-picked stations’ data, supposedly to eliminate flagrant outliers, adjust for time of day heat variance, and “homogenize” stations with their neighbors in order to compensate for discontinuities. This last one, they state, is accomplished by essentially adjusting each to jive closely with the mean of its five closest “neighbors.” But given the plummeting number of stations, and the likely disregard for the latitude, elevation, or UHI of such neighbors, it’s no surprise that such “homogenizing” seems to always result in warmer readings.

The chart below is from Willis Eschenbach’s WUWT essay, “The smoking gun at Darwin Zero,” and it plots GHCN Raw versus homogeneity-adjusted temperature data at Darwin International Airport in Australia. The “adjustments” actually reversed the 20th-century trend from temperatures falling at 0.7°C per century to temperatures rising at 1.2°C per century. Eschenbach isolated a single station and found that it was adjusted to the positive by 6.0°C per century, and with no apparent reason, as all five stations at the airport more or less aligned for each period. His conclusion was that he had uncovered “indisputable evidence that the ‘homogenized’ data has been changed to fit someone’s preconceptions about whether the earth is warming.”

WUWT’s editor, Anthony Watts, has calculated the overall U.S. homogeneity bias to be 0.5°F to the positive, which alone accounts for almost one half of the 1.2°F warming over the last century. Add Smith’s selection bias to the mix and poof – actual warming completely disappears!

Yet believe it or not, the manipulation does not stop there.

GISS – Garbage In / Globaloney Out

The scientists at NASA’s GISS are widely considered to be the world’s leading researchers into atmospheric and climate changes. And their Surface Temperature (GISTemp) analysis system is undoubtedly the premiere source for global surface temperature anomaly reports.

In creating its widely disseminated maps and charts, the program merges station readings collected from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) with GHCN and USHCN data from NOAA.

It then puts the merged data through a few “adjustments” of its own.

First, it further “homogenizes” stations, supposedly adjusting for UHI by (according to NASA) changing “the long term trend of any non-rural station to match the long term trend of their rural neighbors, while retaining the short term monthly and annual variations.” Of course, the reduced number of stations will have the same effect on GISS’s UHI correction as it did on NOAA’s discontinuity homogenization – the creation of artificial warming.

Furthermore, in his communications with me, Smith cited boatloads of problems and errors he found in the Fortran code written to accomplish this task, ranging from hot airport stations being mismarked as “rural” to the “correction” having the wrong sign (+/-) and therefore increasing when it meant to decrease or vice-versa.

And according to NASA, “If no such neighbors exist or the overlap of the rural combination and the non-rural record is less than 20 years, the station is completely dropped; if the rural records are shorter, part of the non-rural record is dropped.”

However, Smith points out that a dropped record may be “from a location that has existed for 100 years.” For instance, if an aging piece of equipment gets swapped out, thereby changing its identification number, the time horizon reinitializes to zero years. Even having a large enough temporal gap (e.g., during a world war) might cause the data to “just get tossed out.”

But the real chicanery begins in the next phase, wherein the planet is flattened and stretched onto an 8,000-box grid, into which the time series are converted to a series of anomalies (degree variances from the baseline). Now, you might wonder just how one manages to fill 8,000 boxes using 1,500 stations.

Here’s NASA’s solution:

For each grid box, the stations within that grid box and also any station within 1200km of the center of that box are combined using the reference station method.

Even on paper, the design flaws inherent in such a process should be glaringly obvious.

So it’s no surprise that Smith found many examples of problems surfacing in actual practice. He offered me Hawaii for starters. It seems that all of the Aloha State’s surviving stations reside in major airports. Nonetheless, this unrepresentative hot data is what’s used to “infill” the surrounding “empty” Grid Boxes up to 1200 km out to sea. So in effect, you have “jet airport tarmacs ‘standing in’ for temperature over water 1200 km closer to the North Pole.”

An isolated problem? Hardly, reports Smith.

From KUSI’s Global Warming: The Other Side:

“There’s a wonderful baseline for Bolivia -- a very high mountainous country -- right up until 1990 when the data ends.  And if you look on the [GISS] November 2009 anomaly map, you’ll see a very red rosy hot Bolivia [boxed in blue].  But how do you get a hot Bolivia when you haven’t measured the temperature for 20 years?”

Of course, you already know the answer:  GISS simply fills in the missing numbers – originally cool, as Bolivia contains proportionately more land above 10,000 feet than any other country in the world – with hot ones available in neighboring stations on a beach in Peru or somewhere in the Amazon jungle.

Remember that single station north of 65° latitude which they located in a warm section of northern Canada? Joe D’Aleo explained its purpose: “To estimate temperatures in the Northwest Territory [boxed in green above], they either have to rely on that location or look further south.”

Pretty slick, huh?

And those are but a few examples. In fact, throughout the entire grid, cooler station data are dropped and “filled in” by temperatures extrapolated from warmer stations in a manner obviously designed to overestimate warming...

...And convince you that it’s your fault.

Government and Intergovernmental Agencies -- Globaloney In / Green Gospel Out

Smith attributes up to 3°F (more in some places) of added “warming trend” between NOAA’s data adjustment and GIStemp processing.

That’s over twice last century’s reported warming.

And yet, not only are NOAA’s bogus data accepted as green gospel, but so are its equally bogus hysterical claims, like this one from the 2006 annual State of the Climate in 2005 [PDF]: “Globally averaged mean annual air temperature in 2005 slightly exceeded the previous record heat of 1998, making 2005 the warmest year on record.”

And as D’Aleo points out in the preliminary report, the recent NOAA proclamation that June 2009 was the second-warmest June in 130 years will go down in the history books, despite multiple satellite assessments ranking it as the 15th-coldest in 31 years.

Even when our own National Weather Service (NWS) makes its frequent announcements that a certain month or year was the hottest ever, or that five of the warmest years on record occurred last decade, they’re basing such hyperbole entirely on NOAA’s warm-biased data.

And how can anyone possibly read GISS chief James Hansen’s Sunday claim that 2009 was tied with 2007 for second-warmest year overall, and the Southern Hemisphere’s absolute warmest in 130 years of global instrumental temperature records, without laughing hysterically? It's especially laughable when one considers that NOAA had just released a statement claiming that very same year (2009) to be tied with 2006 for the fifth-warmest year on record.

So how do alarmists reconcile one government center reporting 2009 as tied for second while another had it tied for fifth? If you’re WaPo’s Andrew Freedman, you simply chalk it up to “different data analysis methods” before adjudicating both NASA and NOAA innocent of any impropriety based solely on their pointless assertions that they didn’t do it.

Earth to Andrew: “Different data analysis methods”? Try replacing “analysis” with “manipulation,” and ye shall find enlightenment. More importantly, does the explicit fact that since the drastically divergent results of both “methods” can’t be right, both are immediately suspect somehow elude you?

But by far the most significant impact of this data fraud is that it ultimately bubbles up to the pages of the climate alarmists’ bible: The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report.

And wrong data begets wrong reports, which – particularly in this case – begets dreadfully wrong policy.

It’s High Time We Investigated the Investigators

The final report will be made public shortly, and it will be available at the websites of both report-supporter Science and Public Policy Institute and Joe D’Aleo’s own ICECAP. As they’ve both been tremendously helpful over the past few days, I’ll trust in the opinions I’ve received from the report’s architects to sum up.

This from the meteorologist:

The biggest gaps and greatest uncertainties are in high latitude areas where the data centers say they 'find' the greatest warming (and thus which contribute the most to their global anomalies). Add to that no adjustment for urban growth and land use changes (even as the world's population increased from 1.5 to 6.7 billion people) [in the NOAA data] and questionable methodology for computing the historical record that very often cools off the early record and you have surface based data sets so seriously flawed, they can no longer be trusted for climate trend or model forecast assessment or decision making by the administration, congress or the EPA.

Roger Pielke Sr. has suggested: “...that we move forward with an inclusive assessment of the surface temperature record of CRU, GISS and NCDC.  We need to focus on the science issues.  This necessarily should involve all research investigators who are working on this topic, with formal assessments chaired and paneled by mutually agreed to climate scientists who do not have a vested interest in the outcome of the evaluations.” I endorse that suggestion.

Certainly, all rational thinkers agree. Perhaps even the mainstream media, most of whom have hitherto mistakenly dismissed Climategate as a uniquely British problem, will now wake up and demand such an investigation.

And this from the computer expert:

That the bias exists is not denied.  That the data are too sparse and with too many holes over time in not denied.  Temperature series programs, like NASA GISS GIStemp try, but fail, to fix the holes and the bias.  What is claimed is that "the anomaly will fix it."  But it cannot.  Comparison of a cold baseline set to a hot present set must create a biased anomaly.   It is simply overwhelmed by the task of taking out that much bias.  And yet there is more.  A whole zoo of adjustments are made to the data.  These might be valid in some cases, but the end result is to put in a warming trend of up to several degrees.  We are supposed to panic over a 1/10 degree change of "anomaly" but accept 3 degrees of "adjustment" with no worries at all. To accept that GISTemp is "a perfect filter". That is, simply, "nuts".  It was a good enough answer at Bastogne, and applies here too.

Smith, who had a family member attached to the 101st Airborne at the time, refers to the famous line from the 101st commander, U.S. Army General Anthony Clement McAuliffe, who replied to a German ultimatum to surrender the December, 1944 Battle of Bastogne, Belgium with a single word: “Nuts.”

And that’s exactly what we’d be were we to surrender our freedoms, our economic growth, and even our simplest comforts to duplicitous zealots before checking and double-checking the work of the prophets predicting our doom should we refuse."  (Marc Sheppard/AmericanThinker.com 1/22/10)

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/01/climategate_cru_was_but_the_ti.html

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    Moliere

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Jack Miner

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

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Anatole France

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Steven Wright

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • 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.

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Doug Larson

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

  • "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)

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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • "The 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

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Unknown

  • "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)

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    George Santayana

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

    George Orwell

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • "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."

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

    James Madison

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Aristotle

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aristotle

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    GR

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Stockman

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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 a gun can control 100 without one"

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    George Washington

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Anonymous

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

    George Mason

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "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

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

  • “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)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    James A. Garfield

  • “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

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

    John Adams

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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 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”

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    George Eliot

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

    Mark Twain

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

  • “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

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Bovard

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    George Washington

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

    Galileo

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Lou Holtz

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

  • “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 )

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    William Pitt

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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)

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    St. Augustine

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

    WAG

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charlotte

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Socrates

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • “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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    John Kerry

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    WAG

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James Madison

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

    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)

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    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”

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

    Aristotle

  • “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)

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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.

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

    WAG

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Confucius

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Someone who does not know the difference between good and evil is worth nothing"

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

  • "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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Doug Powers

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

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Confucious

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • “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

  • 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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    John Wooden

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    WAG

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Voltaire

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

  • “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”

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

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

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

  • “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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Dean Acheson

  • “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

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

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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Jay Leno

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexander Pope

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

  • "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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Larry Elder

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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


    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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

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

    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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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."

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    American Patriot

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Syrus

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

  • “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?”

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Wooden

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

  • “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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Luck

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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 day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson