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Who Makes Money In The Market? Politicians Do And Here's The Proof
Posted By: Letters on November 9, 2011 08:48 AM in CORRUPTION COUCH
John Ransom  TownHall.com Published on September 30, 2011


Right now the administration is running the political equivalent of the two minute offense in order to push $6 to $10 billion in new l"oan guarantees to companies that will create a few hundred jobs before the clock expires.

Economics won’t be a consideration in these decisions. Instead, the money will be  awarded on the basis of who-knows-who, who’s-a-big-donor, with benefits going to the politically-well heeled. For example, a firm that employs former US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s brother in-law has a stake in one company that just received a $737 million dollar loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.

And while apologists are rushing to say that the Pelosi connection had nothing to do with the award, haven’t we heard this story before? Why should anyone trust anything coming out of Washington, DC today?

In fact, we shouldn’t. And proof is forthcoming.

In the Transparent Age American’s are quickly finding out that Mark’s Twain’s adage that Congress is the only distinct criminal class in this country is as true now as it was in Samuel Clemens’ Gilded Age.  

But, make no mistake; this isn’t a left-right problem. It’s a national problem that greatly needs attention if we can ever hope to restore the trust citizens must have that our political system works for us, not against us.

What’s becoming increasing clear is that the government exercises too much power in the daily life of our Republic.

You can find evidence of this in two easy-to-understand stock market phenomena that defies the typical left-right bias.   

The first evidence is what’s known as the Congressional Effect.

“Specifically, since 1965, 46 years of empirical data demonstrates,” write fund manager Eric Singer, who manages a fund based on the data, “that over long periods of time the stock market performs dramatically better on days when Congress is out of session as compared to days when Congress is in session.”

Singer says that since January 1st, 1965 to December 31st, 2010 the market has returned less than one percent when Congress is in session versus a 16.57 percent return when Congress isn’t working. The numbers get worse for the last decade too. Since 2001 to the end of 2010 the market has lost 7.58 percent annualized when in session versus a gain of 12.68 percent annualized when Congress is out of session.     

Evidence also shows that our legislators enjoy a greater advantage when trading in the market by virtue of inside government information than even the corporate insiders they like to rail about.  

A report from four scholars, Alan J Ziobrowski; James W Boyd, Ping Cheng; and Brigitte J. Ziobrowski, titled Abnormal Returns From the Common Stock Investments of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives,  shows that between 1985 and 2001 members of Congress enjoyed a considerable advantage over members of the public in their investment returns.

The article was published by Berkeley Electronic Press and is a follow up to a similar study done on investments by US Senators.

“A previous study suggests that U.S. Senators trade common stock with a substantial informational advantage compared to ordinary investors and even corporate insiders,” says the introduction to the report. “We apply precisely the same methods to test for abnormal returns from the common stock investments of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. We measure abnormal returns for more than 16,000 common stock transactions made by approximately 300 House delegates from 1985 to 2001. Consistent with the study of Senatorial trading activity, we find stocks purchased by Representatives also earn significant positive abnormal returns (albeit considerably smaller returns). A portfolio that mimics the purchases of House Members beats the market by 55 basis points per month (approximately 6% annually).”

Actually 12 times .55 percent comes out to 6.6 percent annually. That .6 percent return accounts for an additional $130,000 over a 17 year period.   

So how lucrative can the 6.6 percent advantage be for Senators and Representatives?

A portfolio of $100,000 getting average stock market returns of 11 percent over a 17 year period would have grown to $589,000. If you were a member of the United States House of Representatives, though, enjoying the advantage that inside government information can bring you, your portfolio would have reached $1,573,000, according to an investment calculation I did using the finding from the study.

Assuming only average market returns for the next 20 years, a Representative would grow their portfolio to close to $13 million.

Under the same circumstances US Senator would have grown the portfolio to $18 million.  

The conclusion of the study favors some sort of reporting mechanism similar to those imposed upon corporate insiders. 

“We find strong evidence that Members of the House have some type of nonpublic information which they use for personal gain. That having been said, abnormal returns earned by Members of the House are substantially smaller than those earned by Senators during approximately the same time period. These smaller returns are due presumably to less influence and power held by the individual Members.”

While the sky wouldn’t fall if reporting requirements were imposed on members of Congress, the report misses the most obvious point.

Why do we have a federal government that can so substantially ensure winners and losers in investments and our economy? Isn't a system like that prone to corruption? Don't we witness the effects of that corruption in legislation like Obamacare, or the cadillac benefits offered public employees?

For example, in 2008, one month before oil prices took an historic plunge, Senator Harry Reid (D-Healthcare) sold between $15,000 and $50,000 of energy holdings he owned in the Dow Jones Energy Index. In return, he purchased between $15,000 and $50,000 worth of healthcare holdings in the Dow Jones Health Care Index at a time when he was contemplating rewriting healthcare laws. Try convincing members of the public- or anyone outside the DSCC- that the sale and purchase of these indices were just coincidental.   

The report from Berkeley Electronic Press points out the even corporate insiders don’t enjoy the return advantages that members of Congress enjoy. While we’re trying to reform Wall Street, maybe we should take a stab at reforming Washington as well by restricting the amount of power they have over our economic life.     

This business of picking winners and losers and then benefiting from it are some of the most damning indications yet that the scope of government has gotten wildly out of control. It’s also another example of laws and rules that Congress passes for the rest of us but won’t consider following for themselves.

Congress today has eneough power to make sure the rate of return fro polticians continues to be just fine, but somehow they just don't have enough power to figure out how to create real jobs for ordinary citizens.  

This must end if we want to restore confidence in government." -- John Ransom


John Ransom  TownHall.com September 30, 2011

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  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    George Washington

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

  • "I 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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Aristotle

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    George Santayana

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

  • “The 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)

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    John Jay

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    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

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

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

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

  • 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.”

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    James Madison

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

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

    Mark Twain

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • 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

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

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

  • 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.

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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


    WAG

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Groucho Marx

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

  • "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)

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Government Motto

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

  • “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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Socrates

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

    Jay Leno

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

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Confucius

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

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

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

    Alfred Adler

  • “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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Washington

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Washington

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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.

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    John Adams

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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    GR

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Liberal Logic

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    WAG

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

  • “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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Unknown

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

    Lao-tzu

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Wooden

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Orwell

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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”

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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

  • I 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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

  • "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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • “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 )

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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)

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

    Harry Truman

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Francis Bacon

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George W. Bush

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    WAG

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Anatole France

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

    Voltaire

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • “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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

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

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

    Moliere

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

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

    George Orwell

  • "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."

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

    Sam Adams

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Galileo

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Plato

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Orwell

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow