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Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians For 2009
Posted By: Letters on December 19, 2010 07:10 AM in CORRUPTION COUCH
JudicialWatch.org Published on December 29, 2009


(12/29/09) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT): This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 "Ten Most Corrupt" list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial, a scandal which still dogs him. In 2009, the scandals kept coming for the Connecticut Democrat. In 2009, Judicial Watch filed a Senate ethics complaint against Dodd for undervaluing a property he owns in Ireland on his Senate Financial Disclosure forms. Judicial Watch's complaint forced Dodd to amend the forms. However, press reports suggest the property to this day remains undervalued. Judicial Watch also alleges in the complaint that Dodd obtained a sweetheart deal for the property in exchange for his assistance in obtaining a presidential pardon (during the Clinton administration) and other favors for a long-time friend and business associate. The false financial disclosure forms were part of the cover-up. Dodd remains the head the Senate Banking Committee.

Senator John Ensign (R-NV): A number of scandals popped up in 2009 involving public officials who conducted illicit affairs, and then attempted to cover them up with hush payments and favors, an obvious abuse of power. The year's worst offender might just be Nevada Republican Senator John Ensign. Ensign admitted in June to an extramarital affair with the wife of one of his staff members, who then allegedly obtained special favors from the Nevada Republican in exchange for his silence. According to The New York Times: "The Justice Department and the Senate Ethics Committee are expected to conduct preliminary inquiries into whether Senator John Ensign violated federal law or ethics rules as part of an effort to conceal an affair with the wife of an aide…" The former staffer, Douglas Hampton, began to lobby Mr. Ensign's office immediately upon leaving his congressional job, despite the fact that he was subject to a one-year lobbying ban. Ensign seems to have ignored the law and allowed Hampton lobbying access to his office as a payment for his silence about the affair. (These are potentially criminal offenses.) It looks as if Ensign misused his public office (and taxpayer resources) to cover up his sexual shenanigans.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA): Judicial Watch is investigating a $12 million TARP cash injection provided to the Boston-based OneUnited Bank at the urging of Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank. As reported in the January 22, 2009, edition of the Wall Street Journal, the Treasury Department indicated it would only provide funds to healthy banks to jump-start lending. Not only was OneUnited Bank in massive financial turmoil, but it was also "under attack from its regulators for allegations of poor lending practices and executive-pay abuses, including owning a Porsche for its executives' use." Rep. Frank admitted he spoke to a "federal regulator," and Treasury granted the funds. (The bank continues to flounder despite Frank's intervention for federal dollars.) Moreover, Judicial Watch uncovered documents in 2009 that showed that members of Congress for years were aware that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were playing fast and loose with accounting issues, risk assessment issues and executive compensation issues, even as liberals led by Rep. Frank continued to block attempts to rein in the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs). For example, during a hearing on September 10, 2003, before the House Committee on Financial Services considering a Bush administration proposal to further regulate Fannie and Freddie, Rep. Frank stated: "I want to begin by saying that I am glad to consider the legislation, but I do not think we are facing any kind of a crisis. That is, in my view, the two Government Sponsored Enterprises we are talking about here, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not in a crisis. We have recently had an accounting problem with Freddie Mac that has led to people being dismissed, as appears to be appropriate. I do not think at this point there is a problem with a threat to the Treasury." Frank received $42,350 in campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac between 1989 and 2008. Frank also engaged in a relationship with a Fannie Mae Executive while serving on the House Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner: In 2009, Obama Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner admitted that he failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes from 2001-2004 on his lucrative salary at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization with 185 member countries that oversees the global financial system. (Did we mention Geithner now runs the IRS?) It wasn't until President Obama tapped Geithner to head the Treasury Department that he paid back most of the money, although the IRS kindly waived the hefty penalties. In March 2009, Geithner also came under fire for his handling of the AIG bonus scandal, where the company used $165 million of its bailout funds to pay out executive bonuses, resulting in a massive public backlash. Of course as head of the New York Federal Reserve, Geithner helped craft the AIG deal in September 2008. However, when the AIG scandal broke, Geithner claimed he knew nothing of the bonuses until March 10, 2009. The timing is important. According to CNN: "Although Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told congressional leaders on Tuesday that he learned of AIG's impending $160 million bonus payments to members of its troubled financial-products unit on March 10, sources tell TIME that the New York Federal Reserve informed Treasury staff that the payments were imminent on Feb. 28. That is ten days before Treasury staffers say they first learned 'full details' of the bonus plan, and three days before the [Obama] Administration launched a new $30 billion infusion of cash for AIG." Throw in another embarrassing disclosure in 2009 that Geithner employed "household help" ineligible to work in the United States, and it becomes clear why the Treasury Secretary has earned a spot on the "Ten Most Corrupt Politicians in Washington" list.

Attorney General Eric Holder: Tim Geithner can be sure he won't be hounded about his tax-dodging by his colleague Eric Holder, US Attorney General. Judicial Watch strongly opposed Holder because of his terrible ethics record, which includes: obstructing an FBI investigation of the theft of nuclear secrets from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory; rejecting multiple requests for an independent counsel to investigate alleged fundraising abuses by then-Vice President Al Gore in the Clinton White House; undermining the criminal investigation of President Clinton by Kenneth Starr in the midst of the Lewinsky investigation; and planning the violent raid to seize then-six-year-old Elian Gonzalez at gunpoint in order to return him to Castro's Cuba. Moreover, there is his soft record on terrorism. Holder bypassed Justice Department procedures to push through Bill Clinton's scandalous presidential pardons and commutations, including for 16 members of FALN, a violent Puerto Rican terrorist group that orchestrated approximately 120 bombings in the United States, killing at least six people and permanently maiming dozens of others, including law enforcement officers. His record in the current administration is no better. As he did during the Clinton administration, Holder continues to ignore serious incidents of corruption that could impact his political bosses at the White House. For example, Holder has refused to investigate charges that the Obama political machine traded VIP access to the White House in exchange for campaign contributions – a scheme eerily similar to one hatched by Holder's former boss, Bill Clinton in the 1990s. The Holder Justice Department also came under fire for dropping a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party. On Election Day 2008, Black Panthers dressed in paramilitary garb threatened voters as they approached polling stations. Holder has also failed to initiate a comprehensive Justice investigation of the notorious organization ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), which is closely tied to President Obama. There were allegedly more than 400,000 fraudulent ACORN voter registrations in the 2008 campaign. And then there were the journalist videos catching ACORN Housing workers advising undercover reporters on how to evade tax, immigration, and child prostitution laws. Holder's controversial decisions on new rights for terrorists and his attacks on previous efforts to combat terrorism remind many of the fact that his former law firm has provided and continues to provide pro bono representation to terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Holder's politicization of the Justice Department makes one long for the days of Alberto Gonzales.

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)/ Senator Roland Burris (D-IL): One of the most serious scandals of 2009 involved a scheme by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to sell President Obama's then-vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. Two men caught smack dab in the middle of the scandal: Senator Roland Burris, who ultimately got the job, and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, emissaries for Jesse Jackson Jr., named "Senate Candidate A" in the Blagojevich indictment, reportedly offered $1.5 million to Blagojevich during a fundraiser if he named Jackson Jr. to Obama's seat. Three days later federal authorities arrested Blagojevich. Burris, for his part, apparently lied about his contacts with Blagojevich, who was arrested in December 2008 for trying to sell Obama's Senate seat. According to Reuters: "Roland Burris came under fresh scrutiny…after disclosing he tried to raise money for the disgraced former Illinois governor who named him to the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama…In the latest of those admissions, Burris said he looked into mounting a fundraiser for Rod Blagojevich -- later charged with trying to sell Obama's Senate seat -- at the same time he was expressing interest to the then-governor's aides about his desire to be appointed." Burris changed his story five times regarding his contacts with Blagojevich prior to the Illinois governor appointing him to the U.S. Senate. Three of those changing explanations came under oath.

President Barack Obama: During his presidential campaign, President Obama promised to run an ethical and transparent administration. However, in his first year in office, the President has delivered corruption and secrecy, bringing Chicago-style political corruption to the White House. Consider just a few Obama administration "lowlights" from year one: Even before President Obama was sworn into office, he was interviewed by the FBI for a criminal investigation of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's scheme to sell the President's former Senate seat to the highest bidder. (Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and slumlord Valerie Jarrett, both from Chicago, are also tangled up in the Blagojevich scandal.) Moreover, the Obama administration made the startling claim that the Privacy Act does not apply to the White House. The Obama White House believes it can violate the privacy rights of American citizens without any legal consequences or accountability. President Obama boldly proclaimed that "transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency," but his administration is addicted to secrecy, stonewalling far too many of Judicial Watch's Freedom of Information Act requests and is refusing to make public White House visitor logs as federal law requires. The Obama administration turned the National Endowment of the Arts (as well as the agency that runs the AmeriCorps program) into propaganda machines, using tax dollars to persuade "artists" to promote the Obama agenda. According to documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, the idea emerged as a direct result of the Obama campaign and enjoyed White House approval and participation. President Obama has installed a record number of "czars" in positions of power. Too many of these individuals are leftist radicals who answer to no one but the president. And too many of the czars are not subject to Senate confirmation (which raises serious constitutional questions). Under the President's bailout schemes, the federal government continues to appropriate or control — through fiat and threats — large sectors of the private economy, prompting conservative columnist George Will to write: "The administration's central activity — the political allocation of wealth and opportunity — is not merely susceptible to corruption, it is corruption." Government-run healthcare and car companies, White House coercion, uninvestigated ACORN corruption, debasing his office to help Chicago cronies, attacks on conservative media and the private sector, unprecedented and dangerous new rights for terrorists, perks for campaign donors — this is Obama's "ethics" record — and we haven't even gotten through the first year of his presidency.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): At the heart of the corruption problem in Washington is a sense of entitlement. Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2009 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline. These documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, include internal Pentagon email correspondence detailing attempts by Pentagon staff to accommodate Pelosi's numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker's 11th hour cancellations and changes. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also came under fire in April 2009, when she claimed she was never briefed about the CIA's use of the waterboarding technique during terrorism investigations. The CIA produced a report documenting a briefing with Pelosi on September 4, 2002, that suggests otherwise. Judicial Watch also obtained documents, including a CIA Inspector General report, which further confirmed that Congress was fully briefed on the enhanced interrogation techniques. Aside from her own personal transgressions, Nancy Pelosi has ignored serious incidents of corruption within her own party, including many of the individuals on this list. (See Rangel, Murtha, Jesse Jackson, Jr., etc.)

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and the rest of the PMA Seven: Rep. John Murtha made headlines in 2009 for all the wrong reasons. The Pennsylvania congressman is under federal investigation for his corrupt relationship with the now-defunct defense lobbyist PMA Group. PMA, founded by a former Murtha associate, has been the congressman's largest campaign contributor. Since 2002, Murtha has raised $1.7 million from PMA and its clients. And what did PMA and its clients receive from Murtha in return for their generosity? Earmarks -- tens of millions of dollars in earmarks. In fact, even with all of the attention surrounding his alleged influence peddling, Murtha kept at it. Following an FBI raid of PMA's offices earlier in 2009, Murtha continued to seek congressional earmarks for PMA clients, while also hitting them up for campaign contributions. According to The Hill, in April, "Murtha reported receiving contributions from three former PMA clients for whom he requested earmarks in the pending appropriations bills." When it comes to the PMA scandal, Murtha is not alone. As many as six other Members of Congress are currently under scrutiny according to The Washington Post. They include: Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN.), James P. Moran Jr. (D-VA), Norm Dicks (D-WA.), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), C.W. Bill Young (R-FL.) and Todd Tiahrt (R-KS.). Of course rather than investigate this serious scandal, according to Roll Call House Democrats circled the wagons, "cobbling together a defense to offer political cover to their rank and file." The Washington Post also reported in 2009 that Murtha's nephew received $4 million in Defense Department no-bid contracts: "Newly obtained documents…show Robert Murtha mentioning his influential family connection as leverage in his business dealings and holding unusual power with the military."

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY): Rangel, the man in charge of writing tax policy for the entire country, has yet to adequately explain how he could possibly "forget" to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income he earned from his off-shore rental property. He also faces allegations that he improperly used his influence to maintain ownership of highly coveted rent-controlled apartments in Harlem, and misused his congressional office to fundraise for his private Rangel Center by preserving a tax loophole for an oil drilling company in exchange for funding. On top of all that, Rangel recently amended his financial disclosure reports, which doubled his reported wealth. (He somehow "forgot" about $1 million in assets.) And what did he do when the House Ethics Committee started looking into all of this? He apparently resorted to making "campaign contributions" to dig his way out of trouble. According to WCBS TV, a New York CBS affiliate: "The reigning member of Congress' top tax committee is apparently 'wrangling' other politicos to get him out of his own financial and tax troubles...Since ethics probes began last year the 79-year-old congressman has given campaign donations to 119 members of Congress, including three of the five Democrats on the House Ethics Committee who are charged with investigating him." Charlie Rangel should not be allowed to remain in Congress, let alone serve as Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and he knows it. That's why he felt the need to disburse campaign contributions to Ethics Committee members and other congressional colleagues.


JudicialWatch.org December 29, 2009

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    WAG

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

    W. C. Fields

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Addison

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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)

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

  • 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.

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Moliere

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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)

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    David Stockman

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

  • “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?”

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

  • “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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • “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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    GR

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

  • "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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Karl Marx

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

    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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Knute Rockne

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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    WAG

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

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • 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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Willis Player

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Will Rogers

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    WAG

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Santayana

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

    William Pitt

  • "The 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 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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    American Citizen

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • “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)

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Government Motto

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Aristotle

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    WAG

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Doug Larson

  • "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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George W. Bush

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

    American Patriot

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Anonymous

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Aristotle

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

  • “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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • 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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    James Madison

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • 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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • “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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    John Adams

  • "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 truth hurts, or is otherwise offensive, it is inappropriate.”

    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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • “The Constitution 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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • “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”

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    WAG

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • “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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Luck

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Plato

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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.

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    George Orwell

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Galileo

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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 reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

    Plato

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

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

    John Adams

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Plato

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

  • “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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Orwell

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Confucious

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “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

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

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "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

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

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

    John Adams

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Tacitus

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Voltaire

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    James Bovard

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Syrus

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Brad Thor

  • “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

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

  • "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)

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Demosthenes