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Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians For 2010
Posted By: Letters on December 19, 2010 07:13 AM in CORRUPTION COUCH
JudicialWatch.org Published on December 16, 2010


Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2010 list of Washington's “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Rahm Emanuel, Former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Senator John Ensign (R-NV), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), President Barack Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. But it appears she still needs an ethics lesson. Boxer presided over a year-long investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee into whether two of her Senate colleagues, Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Kent Conrad (D-ND), received preferential treatment from Countrywide Financial as part of the company’s “VIP” program. (Senate ethics rules prohibit members from receiving loan terms not available to the general public.) In fact, according to The Associated Press, during an Ethics Committee hearing Boxer asked “the bulk of the questions.”

However, Boxer failed to mention (or disclose on her official Senate Financial Disclosure documents) that she and her husband have signed no less than seven mortgages with Countrywide! At the time of the hearing, Boxer reportedly indicated she had paid off two Countrywide mortgages, but did not mention the others.

The evidence clearly showed that Dodd and Conrad knew they were receiving preferential treatment despite repeated denials. Yet Boxer’s Senate Ethics Committee allowed Dodd and Conrad to wriggle off the hook with a light admonition that suggested the two Senators should have exercised better judgment. The same, apparently, can be said of the Committee’s own chair, who either neglected to mention or outright lied about her own dealings with the corrupt mortgage company.

Rahm Emanuel, Former Obama White House Chief of Staff didn’t earn the nickname “Rahmbo” for being a mild-mannered shrinking violet. He served as Bill Clinton’s chief money-man at a time when the Clinton campaign was corrupted by foreign money. He defended the “worst of the worst” Clinton scandals, and, in fact, earned his reputation as a ruthless political combatant by fiercely defending President Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky investigation. (Notably, Emanuel also served on the board of Freddie Mac when the company was involved in fraudulent activity.)

The bottom line is that when the Clintons’ dirty work needed to be done, Emanuel did it and apparently without question. That didn’t change under Obama. Remember when the Obama White House wanted to manipulate Democratic primaries in 2010?

Emanuel teamed with his then-Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina to allegedly interfere with Senate elections in Pennsylvania and Colorado by offering federal appointments to Rep. Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff. Sestak and Romanoff were not Obama’s favored candidates, so Emanuel and Messina apparently attempted to unlawfully persuade them to abandon their campaigns.

A Judicial Watch complaint to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel on June 15, 2010, tells the story: “As widely reported in the media, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, on behalf of the Obama Administration, have both used their position and influence as highly placed federal employees to affect the outcome of federal elections in direct violation of the Hatch Act, which states that an employee may not ‘use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.’”

And then, of course, there’s Emanuel’s participation in the Blagojevich scandal.

According to sworn testimony during the “Blago” trial, Emanuel served as Obama’s chief negotiator with the Blagojevich team as the former Illinois Governor attempted to illegally sell Obama’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder. Unfortunately, the federal prosecutor cut short the case against Blagojevich and Emanuel and other Obama insiders were never called to testify.

Emanuel left the White House under an ethical cloud and has decided to throw his hat in the ring for Mayor of Chicago, where he again stands accused of ignoring the rules and violating the law regarding candidate residency requirements.

Senator John Ensign (R-NV): In a scandal that first broke in 2009, Senator Ensign publicly admitted to an affair with the wife of a long-time staffer. And the evidence indicates Ensign then tried to cover up his sexual shenanigans by bribing the couple with lucrative gifts and political favors.

According to The New York Times, after Ensign’s aide, Douglas Hampton, discovered the affair, “Mr. Ensign asked political backers to find a job for…Hampton. Payments of $96,000 to the Hamptons also were made by Senator Ensign’s parents, who insist this was a gift, not hush money. Once a lobbying job was secured, Senator Ensign and his chief of staff continued to help Mr. Hampton, advocating his clients’ cases directly with federal agencies.”

These lobbying activities were seemingly in violation of the Senate’s “cooling off” period for lobbyists. According to The Wall Street Journal, “Under Senate rules, former Senate aides cannot lobby their former colleagues for one year after leaving Capitol Hill.” Hampton began to lobby Mr. Ensign’s office immediately upon leaving his congressional job.

Ensign seems to have ignored the law and allowed Hampton lobbying access to his office as a payment for his silence about the affair. And despite the claims of Ensign and his parents, the $96,000 in “gifts” provided to the Hamptons were clearly hush payments.

Nonetheless, on December 1, 2010, the Obama Justice Department announced it will file no criminal charges against Ensign, while the Federal Election Commission has also dismissed a related ethics complaint. If there is to be justice for Ensign, it will have to be up to the corrupt (see Boxer entry above) Senate Ethics Committee, which is still considering the charges against the Nevada Republican.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA): In a story that continued to mushroom throughout 2010, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) improperly intervened for Maxine Waters (D-CA) on behalf of his home-state OneUnited Bank to obtain Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds. When asked about the scandal, the Massachusetts Democrat admitted he spoke to a “federal regulator” but, according to The Wall Street Journal he didn’t remember which federal regulator he spoke with.” According to explosive Treasury Department emails uncovered by Judicial Watch in 2010, however, it appears this nameless bureaucrat was none other than then-Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson!

While Frank’s “partner in crime” in the OneUnited scandal, Congressman Maxine Waters, is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee (see below), Frank’s colleagues in the House have inexcusably ignored the Massachusetts Democrat’s connection to the OneUnited grant.

To this day, Barney Frank continues to defend his role in the meltdown of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying he was just as blindsided as the rest of America when the two government sponsored enterprises collapsed, triggering the financial crisis. Frank has been peddling this fiction ever since the economy collapsed in September 2008. But, as The Boston Globe reported in a devastating article published on October 14, 2010, not many people are buying Frank’s lies anymore. And Frank knows it. Here’s an excerpt from the Globe:

The issue…in 2003 was whether mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were fiscally strong. Frank declared with his trademark confidence that they were, accusing critics and regulators of exaggerating threats to Fannie’s and Freddie’s financial integrity. And, the Massachusetts Democrat maintained, ‘even if there were problems, the federal government doesn’t bail them out.’ Now, it’s clear he was wrong on both points…

Frank wasn’t wrong. He was just lying through his teeth. Frank claims that he “missed” the warning signs with Fannie and Freddie because he was wearing “ideological blinders,” which was just his lame attempt to blame Republicans. But he did not miss them. According to evidence uncovered by Judicial Watch, he just chose to ignore them.

Judicial Watch obtained documents in 2010 proving that members of Congress, including — and perhaps especially — Barney Frank, were well aware that Fannie and Freddie were in deep trouble due to corruption and incompetence and yet they did nothing to stop it.

Moreover, as the Globe notes, in July 2008, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says he called Frank and told him the government would need to spend “billions of taxpayer dollars to backstop the institutions from catastrophic failure.” Frank, despite that conversation, appeared on national television two days later and said the companies were “fundamentally sound, not in danger of going under.” Less than two months later, the government seized Fannie and Freddie and the bailout began.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL): This year’s trial of scandal-ridden former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich ended with “Blago” being convicted of only 1 of 24 charges related to the scheme to sell Obama’s vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder. But as the government plans its second attempt to prosecute the case, one person who should be on the hot-seat is Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL).

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment to the U.S. Senate.”

How much cash?

The Chicago Sun Times put that figure at $1.5 million in its initial reports. But according to Jackson’s fundraiser, Raghuveer Nayak, the Illinois Congressman asked him to offer not $1.5 million, but a whopping $6 million in campaign cash to Blagojevich to secure the Senate seat!

In addition to his corrupt deal-making, in 2010 Jackson was also nailed for conducting an improper and potentially criminal relationship with a female “social acquaintance.”

Nayak told investigators that Jackson asked him to “pay to fly a Washington, DC, restaurant hostess named Giovana Huidobro…to Chicago to visit him.” Nayak reportedly did so twice.

We all know what “social acquaintance” means under these circumstances. Jackson says this is a “private and personal matter between me and my wife.” But not if it involves public funds or illegal gifts — issues which remain unsettled.

President Barack Obama: Remember the promise President Obama made just after his inauguration in 2009? “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”

Instead, Americans have suffered through lies, stonewalling, cover-ups, corruption, secrecy, scandal and blatant disregard for the rule of law…this has been the Obama legacy in its first two years.

In 2010, Obama was caught in a lie over what he knew about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s scheme to sell the president’s vacated Senate seat. Blagojevich’s former Chief of Staff John Harris testified that Obama had personal knowledge of Blago’s plot to obtain a presidential cabinet position in exchange for appointing a candidate handpicked by the President. In fact, according to Harris’s court testimony, Obama sent Blagojevich a list of “acceptable” Senate candidates to fill his old seat. Obama was interviewed by the FBI even before he was sworn into office. He claimed he and his staff had no contact with Blagojevich’s office. Unfortunately federal prosecutors never called the President or his staff to testify under oath.

The President also broke his famous pledge to televise healthcare negotiations. And in 2010, we learned why he broke his pledge. In what is now known as the “Cornhusker Kickback” scheme, Obama and the Democrats in the Senate “purchased” the vote of one of the last Democrat hold-outs, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, who opposed Obamacare over the issue of covering abortions with taxpayer funds. Nelson abandoned his opposition to Obamacare after receiving millions of dollars in federal aid for his home-state, helping to give the Democrats the 60 votes they needed to overcome a Republican filibuster. Same goes for Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, who received a $100 million payoff in what has been called “The Louisiana Purchase.” (The Kickback was so corrupt that Democrats stripped it out at the last minute. The Louisiana Purchase, on the other hand, became law of the land.)

Obama lied about his White House’s involvement in this legislative bribery that helped lead to the passage of the signature policy achievement of his presidency.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “Air Pelosi” is now grounded.

Judicial Watch uncovered documents back in 2009 detailing attempts by Pentagon staff to accommodate Pelosi’s numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft for herself and her family as well as the speaker’s 11th hour cancellations and changes. In 2010, Judicial Watch kept the pressure on Pelosi, uncovering documents that demonstrated the Speaker was using U.S. Air Force aircraft as her own personal party planes. Overall, the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

For example, purchases for one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC to Tel Aviv, Israel and Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008, included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Maker’s Mark whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.

Moreover, Pelosi also abused the rules by allowing members of her family to join her on taxpayer-funded Air Force flights. For example, on June 20, 2009, Speaker Pelosi’s daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons joined a flight from Andrews Air Force Base to San Francisco International Airport. That flight included $143 for on-flight expenses for food and other items. On July 2, 2010, Pelosi took her grandson on a flight from Andrews Air Force Base to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, which is northeast of San Francisco.

Judicial Watch’s efforts not only exposed Nancy Pelosi’s corrupt abuse of military aircraft, but they also led to reform when Rep. John Boehner announced after Election Day that, as Speaker of the House of Representatives, he will fly commercial to and from Ohio instead of using military aircraft.

Of course, it was Rep. Nancy Pelosi who famously promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington, DC during the campaign of 2006 when the Democrats seized control of power on Capitol Hill. That did not happen. Aside from her own personal transgressions, Pelosi also turned a blind eye to corruption on the part of her Congressional colleagues (see Charlie Rangel entry below).

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY): On December 2, 2010, the House of Representatives voted 333-79 to “censure” Rep. Charles Rangel. Next to expulsion, this is the most serious sanction that can be taken by the House against an individual member. This censure vote followed an investigation by the Committee for Official Standards of Conduct, which finally convicted Rangel on 13 ethics violations, including:

  • Forgetting to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income he earned from his off-shore rental property. (Rangel was formerly in charge of the committee responsible for writing tax policy.)
  • Misusing his congressional office, staff and resources to raise money for his private Rangel Center for Public Service, to be housed at the City College of New York. (He also put the squeeze on donors who had business before his House Ways and Means Committee, and used the congressional “free mail” privilege to solicit funds.)
  • Misusing his residentially-zoned Harlem apartment as a campaign headquarters.
  • Failing to report $600,000 in income on his official congressional financial disclosure reports, which contained “numerous errors and omissions.”

It is worth noting that the Committee did not consider other serious corruption charges against Rangel. For example, it has been alleged that Rangel preserved a tax loophole for an oil company in exchange for a Rangel Center donation. The Committee also did not consider the charge that Rangel used improper influence to maintain ownership of his highly coveted rent-controlled apartment — the same apartment he improperly used for campaign activities.

As this is Washington, politicians of both parties will pretend that censure is a serious punishment. But it is a “punishment” that simply requires Rangel to come to the well of the House and hear a disapproving statement read by lame-duck House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In the real world, you get fired or thrown in jail for abusing your office and not paying your taxes.

Here is further context: The last time the House censured anyone was in 1983, when two congressmen (a Republican and Democrat) were censured for having sexual relationships with teenaged House pages. It seems that unless one is convicted of a crime, one can do anything as a congressman and not be thrown out of the House! The fact that the House has so rarely resorted to censure is more indicative of the lack of seriousness about ethics in Congress than of the so-called severity of the censure punishment.

Rangel should have been expelled from the House of Representatives.

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY): On Election Day 2010, voters sent Congress a clear message: No more big spending or corrupt back-room deals! And what did House Republicans decide to do as one of their first moves for the new Tea Party Congress? Appoint Rep. Hal Rogers, also known as the “Prince of Pork,” to chair the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

According to ABC News: “In two years, Rogers pushed through 135 earmarks worth $246 million. He’s brought tens of millions of dollars into his hometown of Somerset, Ky., so much so that the town has been dubbed ‘Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood.’” Among the most egregious earmarks was a $17 million grant Rogers obtained for an “Airport to Nowhere,” a Kentucky airport with “so little traffic that the last commercial airline pulled out in February (2010).”

But the most serious charge against Rogers involves an earmark he obtained that could benefit one of his own family members.

Rogers secured $5 million in the House for conservation groups that work with wild cats, including the Cheetah Conservation Fund, a Namibia-based organization that employs Rogers’ daughter Allison. In fact, Allison Rogers serves as grants administrator. After she joined the organization in 2007, Congressman Rogers began his push for funding. In 2009, with help from Rogers, the bill passed the House by a 2-1 margin. (It has yet to be voted on in the Senate.)

Congressman Rogers claims he’ll change his stripes now: “No more earmarks. I’ll be the enforcer of the moratorium.” But Rogers’ 27 year history of wasting taxpayer funds on questionable projects is certainly cause for skepticism.

On November 9, 2010, Judicial Watch sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner asking him to reject a bid by Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), who made our 2009 “Top Ten” list, to once again serve as Chair of the Appropriations Committee, given Lewis’s penchant for influence peddling. Rep. Rogers, however, is no upgrade.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA): Now that Charlie Rangel has been “punished” for his wrongdoing is California Rep. Maxine Waters next up on the hot-seat?

The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (known informally as the House Ethics Committee) plans to hold hearings, although the committee delayed the trial indefinitely on November 29, 2010, citing newly discovered documentary evidence that may impact proceedings. According to The Associated Press, “The charges focus on whether Waters broke the rules in requesting federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock and had served on the board of directors.”

Judicial Watch has investigated the Waters/OneUnited Bank scandal for months. In fact, JW successfully sued the Obama Treasury Department to get documents and obtained explosive emails from the Treasury that provide documented evidence to support the charges against Waters.

For instance, a January 13, 2009, email from Brookly McLaughlin, Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, expresses surprise at Waters’ apparent conflict of interest:

Further to email below, WSJ [Wall Street Journal] tells me: …Apparently this bank is the only one that has gotten money through section 103-6 of the EESA law. And Maxine Waters’ husband is on the board of the bank. ??????

Judicial Watch also uncovered documents detailing the deplorable financial condition of the bank at the time of the cash infusion, which showed that the bank would have been an unlikely candidate to receive TARP funding without intervention from Waters and Frank.

Aside from OneUnited, there was yet another scandal with Waters’ fingerprints all over it.

According to The Washington Times: “A lobbyist known as one of California’s most successful power brokers while serving as a legislative leader in that state paid Rep. Maxine Waters’ husband $15,000 in consulting fees at a time she was co-sponsoring legislation that would help save the real-estate finance business of one of the lobbyist’s best-paying clients, records show.” That “real-estate finance business” was labeled a “scam” by the IRS in a 2006 report.

Where Are They Now?

(Updates on Selected Judicial Watch “Ten Most Wanted” Alumni)

Jack Abramoff, Former Lobbyist: Jack Abramoff appeared on Judicial Watch’s 2006 “Ten Most Wanted” list for his role in a slew of public corruption scandals that led to the convictions of 20 people, including former Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Ney. Abramoff was sentenced that year to nearly six years in prison for a fraudulent casino deal. In 2008, Abramoff received a concurrent four-year sentence “for conspiring to defraud the government, corrupting public officials and defrauding his clients in a separate case.” In December 2010, Abramoff completed a six-month stint at a Baltimore pizza joint, which officially concludes his prison sentence, and he is now on probation for three years. In 2010, Abramoff was also the subject of a new film called “Casino Jack,” which stars actor Kevin Spacey. Spacey received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of the disgraced former lobbyist.

Former Senator Roland Burris (D-IL): Former Senator Roland Burris made Judicial Watch’s 2009 “Ten Most Wanted” list for his corrupt (and ultimately successful) attempt to secure Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat from then-Governor Rod Blagojevich. 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…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 being appointed to the U.S. Senate. Three of those changing explanations came under oath. As a special appointment, Roland Burris’s term ended in November 2010, and he is no longer in the U.S. Senate.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX): Congressman DeLay was embroiled in a series of scandals while serving as majority leader for House Republicans, earning him a spot on Judicial Watch’s 2006 “Ten Most Wanted” list. DeLay, who was also investigated for his ties to “Ten Most Wanted” alumnus Jack Abramoff, resigned his post as majority leader in 2005 and resigned from Congress in 2006. In November 2010, DeLay was ultimately convicted of “illegally funneling corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002,” according to The Associated Press. “He faces five years to life in prison on the money laundering charge and two to 20 years on the conspiracy charge.” Mr. DeLay is adamant he did nothing wrong and plans to appeal the verdict. Mr. DeLay is also the only “Ten Most Wanted” alumnus to appear on the television dance competition Dancing with the Stars.

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT): Senator Dodd made Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted” list in 2008 for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for improperly accepting preferential treatment from Countrywide Financial as part of the company’s corrupt “Friends of Angelo” VIP program. Then he made the list again in 2009 for undervaluing a property he owns in Ireland on his Senate Financial Disclosure form. Dodd allegedly obtained a sweetheart real estate deal for the Ireland 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. It seems the scandals were too much politically, and in 2010 Dodd announced he would not run for re-election. Despite his ethical lapses related to the financial sector, Dodd’s name (along with Barney Frank’s) is affixed to the “Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” the huge regulatory overhaul of the financial sector passed and signed into the law earlier this year. In January 2011 he will be out of office.


JudicialWatch.org December 16, 2010

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • 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.

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese proverb

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Anonymous

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

    Willis Player

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    George Orwell

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • 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

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Jack Miner

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • “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)

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Galileo

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

    WAG

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • “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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Orwell

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

  • “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

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    George Washington

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    George Santayana

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    Anonymous

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

  • “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?”

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    Henry Ford

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Unknown

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

    WAG

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

    American Citizen

  • "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)

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Washington

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • “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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Lord Byron

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • 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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    James A. Garfield

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    George Washington

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Novak

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

    George Washington

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

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

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Luck

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

    James Madison

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Syrus

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Confucious

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • 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

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

    James Madison

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    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

  • “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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    James Madison

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "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

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

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

    Progressive apologist

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

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

    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."

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rod Serling

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    GR

  • “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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

  • "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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    David Letterman

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • “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)

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

    WAG

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • “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 )

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • “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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    William Pitt

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "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

  • "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.

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Socrates

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

    Plato

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

  • "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"

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ann Landers

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

    George Eliot

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    George Washington

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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

  • 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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Anne Coleman

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • “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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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 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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

    American Patriot

  • “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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    David Stockman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

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

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Charlotte

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

    Rick Perry

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Groucho Marx

  • “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)

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • “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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • 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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Moliere

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • 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.”

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    John Wooden

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain