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The Obama Libya Cover-Up Explained
Posted By: Letters on October 30, 2012 09:45 AM in CORRUPTION COUCH
Rush Limbaugh  RushLimbaugh.com Published on October 19, 2012


RUSH: If you were here yesterday, you recall that the last hour of the program I kept promising, kept intending to spend some time on the latest developments of Benghazi and Libya.  And I'm glad I didn't because all hell has broken loose overnight about this.  We now know, McClatchy news has come out with the story that practically explains everything.  Let me summarize it for you.  McClatchy news says that the regime's concoction of the video story to explain the attack in Benghazi was a purposeful cover created by the regime to cover up the disaster that our operation involving the removing of Moammar Khadafy proved to be.

Getting rid of Khadafy basically turned the Benghazi area into an Al-Qaeda stronghold.  That was the truth of the matter, and that's what the regime doesn't want anybody to know, or didn't.  So they concocted the story that the video was responsible for the death of the ambassador and the three other Americans in the attack in Benghazi, because the regime had tried to tell this great story, "Look what we did. We cleaned up Libya. We got rid of an evil guy, and we've made Libya part of the Arab Spring, a great outbreak of democracy.  Look, aren't we wonderful."  When instead what happened was we kicked him out of there and then left ourselves, and we left ourselves nobody to control what was happening in the aftermath, and Al-Qaeda has established a beachhead in Benghazi. 

Obama's running around saying that there is no more Al-Qaeda, until yesterday when he pulled it out of his speeches.  He was saying there was no more Al-Qaeda.  I'll tell you, what we have learned overnight and this morning, Romney is so set up for the foreign policy debate on Monday night, and there's much more detail to this.  You know, brevity is the soul of wit.  Everything that I am going to say down the road here on the program today basically will be to explain how McClatchy learned this.  It involves the CIA.  The CIA knew within 24 hours that it was a militant attack, that there was no video, there was no spontaneous demonstration.  The State Department knew immediately.  The White House knew.  It was Jay Carney who started the lie. 

It was Jay Carney under orders, I'm sure, from Obama and whoever else, which started the ball rolling on the video, and then Susan Rice gets involved.  And again, all of that was to cover up an absolute disaster.  Taking Khadafy out, it's arguable whether that was a good thing to do, but we did it, and in the process Obama's raising the flag, (Obama impression) "Look at me, look at me. I mean, I can pull the trigger as good as anybody, get bin Laden, take care of Libya."  And what happened was, in fact, the ringleader of the Benghazi attack is now doing media appearances in the Middle East. He' going on The Oprah shows of that region bragging about what he did.  He's not hiding behind a mask or anything.  The ringleader of the attack is doing media appearances, is doing television shows.

Let's go quickly to John Bolton.  A couple of audio sound bites here.  Numbers ten and 11.  He was on American Newsroom with Martha MacCallum this morning on Fox.  And I love Bolton.  You know, Bolton, former UN ambassador for us during Bush, tough-as-nails guy.  He's very, very much into ideology and he is of the belief that the reason everything's falling apart in the Middle East is because of Obama's ideology, because of his liberalism, or Marxism or socialism, whatever you want to call it.  His view that America is to blame, his view that it's always America's fault, and that's what enabled him to so easily swerve into blaming an American-made video, when he knew that's what it was not, by the way. 

Everybody knew it was not the video.  They were lying on purpose to prevent the dots from being connected that Obama's action created an Al-Qaeda beachhead in Benghazi. 

And, by the way, Benghazi, the government, the head of Libya is in Tripoli, and we learn here Tripoli has no control, the government has no control over what's going on in Benghazi.  Benghazi's a rogue, renegade place, and it's now Al-Qaeda's.  I mean, it is utterly devastating.

Here is John Bolton. So he was again with Martha MacCallum today on Fox and talking about the way the regime handled the aftermath of the attack. (interruption) No, I don't... (interruption) I'm not in the... (interruption) I'm being asked a question here. If people would leave me alone, you know, I could probably get this show done in an hour. But since everybody wants to know what I think, they ask me even when I'm in the middle of a monologue.

I don't think Obama's "optimal" comment is that big a deal, but there is a point to be made about it. He has no trouble whatsoever excoriating an American citizen over a video. He'll describe that person in the most despicable terms. But when it comes to the death of the ambassador, "Well, yeah, the death of four Americans, it's not optimal." He does have a different set of values.

I don't think that thing as a stand alone is that big a deal. You might disagree. We'll talk about it. Anyway, back to John Bolton. MacCallum said to him, "It seems to me to some extent if you were in the [regime], you felt uncomfortable about the way it was handled initially, one thing that you could do you is sort of make it very clear to the American people that the investigation is ongoing.

"Potentially hear from John Brennan, for example, other people who are very high up in this operation who are supposed to be watching over counterterrorism activities around the world. That would give people some reassurance about what's happening to avenge the deaths of these four American citizens." She's basically asking, "Why didn't they just say, 'We don't know what happened yet; we're looking into it,' instead of blaming the video?"

Well, you know the answer now, but I want you to hear what Bolton said.

BOLTON: Some say, of course, there's a cover-up going on and that the administration's lying. I'm afraid there's actually a more disturbing explanation. The president's ideology has put a screen over his consciousness. And when the real world tries to intrude on it, it can't get through. Because after all: The War on Terror is over, Al-Qaeda's been defeated, the Arab Spring has brought democracy to Libya. And a terrorist attack that brutally kills four Americans is wildly inconsistent with that ideology and worldview. The president can't process reality, and his aides can't get through to him.

RUSH: Now, that's being charitable, but you get the point. Okay, in Obama's bubble -- in this bubble in which they live, in this alternate universe/this alternate reality -- he got rid of bin Laden and that got rid of Al-Qaeda and there isn't any more terrorism and the Arab Spring is a great democratic outgrowth. So anything that happens that challenges that has either gotta be covered up or erased.

Bolton is saying that Obama's ideology is such that he actually lives the belief that Al-Qaeda's been destroyed; that he believes there is no terrorism. Because his ideology is such that all he -- The Messiah! The One! -- has to do is say, "It's over," and it's over. We had a caller yesterday say, "You know, these guys are amazing. They have a two-hour meeting on creating jobs and think the problem's fixed. They authorize spending $800 billion to create jobs and move on. They think the problem's fixed."

That's living somewhere other than Realville.

Bolton says it's Obama's ideology. Yeah, that's true. I don't think there's any question about that. But I also believe that he does know, and I think he purposely covers this stuff up because he doesn't want the lies exposed. He doesn't want the lie that he lives exposed. So Martha MacCallum then said, "Okay, when you look at the world with regard to the last presidential debate Monday night, what is the most important foreign policy question that needs to be asked," Mr. Bolton?

BOLTON: Fundamentally it's America's place in the world. Do you believe that stability and peace and international security are enhanced by a strong American presence that provides stability and that protects our domestic way of life, or do you think that the Obama theory -- that a declining America is a safer America -- is the right answer? And I have my views on that subject, but I think that is the clear question.

RUSH: Now, "declining America." We hear that and we think of it in terms of economics, the declining economy. But he's talking about it in terms of America's standing in the world. And in Obama's world, we don't deserve to be a superpower. We never deserved to be one in the first place because we never really were. We cheated, lied, and stole from other people. We used their oil. We used their resources. We got their best brains and we brought 'em to our country.

We were founded immorally and in an unjust way. We never deserved power. It's about time we got cut down to size. That's what Bolton means. Are we safer with an America that is not a superpower? Are we safer when America has no leadership position in the world? You ask Obama about American exceptionalism, and do you know what he'll say? (impression) "Well, I'm sure that Sweden, uhhh, thinks they're exceptional, too."

Meaning: "What right do we have to say we're better than anybody else?"

That's what he doesn't like. He will say that about himself, but this country? No way, Jack. He's hell-bent on breaking that reality. So we'll take a brief time-out. We'll come back, start with the Al Smith sound bites, and then we'll double back here and get into detail about the shocking McClatchy story today with a couple of AP dispatches as well that finally get to it.

Well, we say "finally," because we've already known the truth about Benghazi, but this documents it now. But even as we speak, by the way, ABC and NBC are still covering for Obama. They are not reporting any of what I've told you. They're not reporting any of what we knew a couple days ago. They are still spinning and still covering for Mr. Hope and Change, The One.

More continues to be learned about the aftermath of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi.  The upshot of it is that the CIA and the State Department knew practically immediately that it was a terror attack, the result of a planned terror attack, and that what the administration began saying two days later, that it was all about a video that had riled tensions in that region was not true, purposefully not true. 

Jay Carney got that ball rolling on the video, then Obama sent Susan Rice out.  And what we basically learn from McClatchy -- and I want to get into some of the detail of it here -- what we basically learned from the McClatchy story is that the concoction of the video story was to cover for the disaster that our operation removing Moammar Khadafy proved to be.

See, after getting bin Laden, there was no more Al-Qaeda.  That's the bubble that Obama lives in, he created it, and that's what getting bin Laden meant.  The Democrats always said during the Bush administration, "You can't win the War on Terror 'til you get Osama Bin Laden."  That was their definition, because they wanted to make it an impossible thing for Bush to have victory in the War on Terror.  So they get bin Laden, and that means there's no War on Terror, because there's no more Al-Qaeda, and that's the thing Obama created.  Then this happened, and that whole narrative is turned upside down. 

So they had to come up with an alternate explanation.  And Obama's ideology: Well, it's gotta be America's fault that something like this happened.  It can't be their fault.  We had to goad them into it.  So the video.  The video did it.  And what really did it was, we went in and took Khadafy out, and we left.  We left a country leaderless, stateless, just like Afghanistan used to be.  And a new branch of Al-Qaeda moved into Benghazi over which Tripoli has no control and established an Al-Qaeda beachhead, and they attacked the embassy. 

So the purpose of the video was to keep people from understanding that taking out Khadafy was not a great thing.  Taking out Khadafy led to the creation of the Al-Qaeda beachhead.  But we couldn't have anybody know that.  We couldn't have that reported.  The mastermind, by the way, of the Benghazi attack is now doing TV appearances in the Middle East bragging about the attack. He's going on television, he's happily known, he's bragging, he's doing the tour of whatever is The Oprah network in the Middle East, bragging about it. 

Now, Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air has really done a good job of putting a lot of this together. 

"Earlier this morning, McClatchy asked why the Obama administration changed its story on the Benghazi terrorist attack after three days from an initial, vague reference to terrorist attacks to a demonstrably false narrative about a 'spontaneous demonstration' that never took place, and a YouTube video that had been on line for two months.  That question got more pressing this morning, as the Associated Press reports that the CIA linked the attack to 'militants' in eastern Libya."

So he had the CIA linking it in a way that the Obama administration did not, along with the State Department.  They knew the truth.  CIA, State Department knew the truth.  Obama was trying to cover it up.  This is the AP story: "The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob."

Now, this is devastating because the regime immediately blamed intel.  Remember?  They said the intelligence was bad.  "Well, the first thing we got, the intel said it was a spontaneous --"  The intel never said that.  Folks, we've got a lie and a cover-up here that is bigger than Watergate.  In my mind, there's no question about it.  If you go back and recall the early days of this, the administration, Biden in the debate with Ryan, (paraphrasing) "Well, the best we knew at the time, the best we knew at the time, our intel at the time was, it was a spontaneous protest that got out of hand."  No intel ever said that, folks.  And none other than Administration Media says that today.  The Administration Press.  The intel never reported what the regime attributed to them.  And Biden's in the debate with Ryan, and he said, "The best intel we had at the time, and nobody told us that there was a request for more security," and that's not true, either. 

The CIA station chief, not some desk jockey.  The head honcho, the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of the attack that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about a video.  US officials have now told this to the Administration Press.  "It is unclear who, if anyone, saw the cable outside the CIA at that point and how high up in the agency the information went. The Obama administration maintained publicly for a week that the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a result of the mobs that staged less-deadly protests across the Muslim world," because of the video.  It turns out not to be true. 

It takes us back to the McClatchy report which basically says it was a cover-up of the disastrous effects of taking out Khadafy.  It was not until the 14th -- remember this all happened on 9/11 this year -- it was not until the 14th that the Obama administration went all-in on the YouTube video.  They didn't do it immediately, but they also didn't assign it to a terrorist attack, contrary to what Obama and Candy Crowley tried to say at the debate.  They did not attribute it to a terrorist attack specifically.  They attributed it to a mob, a protest that went nuts, and then in the third day, the video story started. 

Now, the Associated Press, in their story, wonders if anybody read the CIA cable that had the information.  It's a good question because the CIA station chief reports to Washington that it was a planned terror attack in 24 hours.  If somebody in Washington read that cable, then they purposefully went out and were telling lies.  So the AP is asking in their story if anybody read the CIA cable, anybody at the regime, anybody in Washington.  Now, stop and think about that for a minute. 

Ed Morrissey here at Hot Air has a got a question.  Let's parse that out for just a second.  We've got the death of a US ambassador and three other Americans in the attack on the consulate, key area of the world.  Wouldn't one of the first items to check be information from the CIA's station chief?  If you're sitting in Washington, you're the president or
you're his national security team, there's an attack, your ambassador's dead, your consulate is in flames, it's natural to assume that there's going to be some curiosity at the highest levels of the administration to explain this.  And indeed there was an explanation.

It was a CIA cable. And the AP, in its story, even asks if anybody in Washington even read the CIA cable because what the administration said was so different than what the CIA cable said. This is really stunning stuff here. Not to treat you like second graders, but let me run through this again. You have the attack. Within 24 hours both the State Department and the CIA report that it was a terror attack premeditated and preplanned.

Within that 24 hours, the CIA sends a cable to Washington, probably to the director of CIA and to the White House, the national security team, explaining that this was a terror attack. They have evidence, and it turned out the State Department had a video. It was not spontaneous. It was not a protest. Within 24 hours, the CIA had told the White House. The White House NEVER told that story.

The White House concocted first a protest that was ragtag, that stemmed from... In fact, what they said was that the protest was inspired by what was going on at the Cairo embassy on the same day. Then three days later, two days after the State Department and the CIA had reported what really happened -- three days later -- then they start with the lie about the video. But they had in their hands after the first day, the CIA station chief explanation and the State Department explanation.

They had two different sources for what really happened, and for over a week they lied. Every administration figure that went on television -- from the president on down to Susan Rice, to Jay Carney in the White House pressroom, to the president at the UN -- lied about this being the result of a video. And the point of all this is, again... Pardon me for being redundant here, but I just have to drill this home.

CIA and the State Department, within 24 hours, had sent the truth of what happened to the White House. The AP is being generous when they ask: Did anybody in Washington read what the CIA said? Because what the White House and the administration was saying bore no resemblance to the truth. AP didn't know it at the time. Nobody knew it. We were all going on the basis that it was a video.

That's the story that's out there. Now after the fact when everything's known, the AP is wondering: Did Obama read this? Did anybody read the CIA? They can't get their arms around the fact that Obama purposefully lied, so they're concocting this possibility. "You know what? Maybe they just didn't see it." That's why when the AP wonders when anybody read the CIA cable with the information...

When you parse that, which is what I just did here, we've got an ambassador and three others dead. We have a lie being told for seven or more days with the truth on somebody's desk in the White House! Again, this is from the station chief. It's not some desk jockey. So you have to conclude one of two things: Either the people running the show in Washington at the White House are just brazenly incompetent or they are engaged in Watergate II.

The leak, the leak of this information is interesting, too. Because you see the defense from Obama himself at the last presidential debate, as well as Susan Rice in the Wall Street Journal, is that the spontaneous-demonstration story is what they were hearing from the intel community, and they never heard that. The intel community never said that! Obama and Candy Crowley lied through their collective teeth at the debate.

Susan Rice lied in an op-ed and on television, on five separate Sunday shows on a Sunday morning. The intel never told them it was a video. We know the State Department has testified to this under oath before a congressional committee. Nobody over there -- in Cairo, in Libya -- ever said it was a video. And yet, as recently as the debate Monday night, Obama said that at the time, the best intel they had was that it was a spontaneous demonstration inspired by the video.

Now, this makes it very clear that the Obama administration excuses are false. The State Department watched the attack unfold in real time. They have video of it. That fact was revealed at the House oversight committee hearings. And unlike Mrs. Clinton, the intel community apparently has no intention of being scapegoated for the White House's cover story.

That's what the AP story about the CIA is today. They're not gonna get scapegoated. They're not falling on Obama's sword. The McClatchy story is the one that says why. They concocted the video to cover up for the fact that they left Libya wide open for Al-Qaeda after taking out Al-Qaeda. It's stunning, literally. It's either brazen incompetence or huge, calculated, coordinated lying. 

Now, you know what's gonna happen now that this story's out? If Obama's even asked about this, what will happen is this. Somebody -- Jay Carney or somebody -- in the regime will say, "Well, yeah, the station chief did send out a report. But, you know, that doesn't go straight to the White House. The media reports on that are not correct. What happens is these intelligence reports, these raw reports, go to analysts at the CIA and the agency then analyses it.

"So it can take a day or two before the president would even been told." That's what they're going to say. It's all the regime can do. Which is poppycock! This is the heat of the moment. You've got a dead ambassador and three other Americans. Somebody who cares is going to demand to know instantly what the heck happened there. The idea that... I'll bet you I'm right. I'll bet you that the version we get is, "Weeell, it had to go to CIA and it had to be analyzed.

"It had to be vetted, and it had to be compared against other things that we knew," blah, blah, blah. And all the while then, of course, nobody at the White House is interested. They're content to wait a couple days to find out what happened and why an ambassador is dead. It's all a crock. Now, the question is, ladies and gentlemen, what was Obama doing at that time?

What was Barack Obama doing 24 hours after the terror attack? (interruption) That's right, Snerdley. Great memory. He left for Las Vegas. Now, remember, the 24 hours afterwards the State Department and the CIA both said it was a terror attack, planned and orchestrated. It was not a demonstration, nothing protested, no ragtag bunch of people who just got out of control. It was not a video.

It was a coordinated terror attack.

They reported that the first 24 hours.

Did Obama read that, or did somebody forget to put that in the binder? We don't know if he read it 'cause he was in Vegas. He might have read it and said, "Well, I got people to deal with this." He'd left for Las Vegas! He did not call an all-hands meeting of his secretary of defense and foreign policy top staff. He didn't want to be bothered with this. We know that. He did not put everybody together to find out what the heck has happened.

He has shown complete disinterest in intelligence briefings, my friends.

He doesn't even show up at half of them!" -- Rush Limbaugh


Rush Limbaugh  RushLimbaugh.com October 19, 2012

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • “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)

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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


    WAG

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    WAG

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

    GR

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    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

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    WAG

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

  • 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.”

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Will Rogers

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

  • "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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Larry Elder

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    David Letterman

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The 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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

  • “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 )

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

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

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

    John Kerry

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

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

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

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • “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)

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Galileo

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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 Constitution does not grant rights, it recognizes them”

    Jason Laumark

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

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Luck

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Lord Byron

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Eliot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Confucious

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

  • "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

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ian Fleming

  • “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”

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Dave Barry

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

  • 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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Groucho Marx

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "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

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Matthew 16:26

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

  • “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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Paul Horning

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    George Orwell

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Sam Adams

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Edmund Burke

  • 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

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    American Citizen

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Wayne

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Joseph Addison

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

  • "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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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.

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

  • “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

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

    Socrates

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    George W. Bush

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    William Pitt

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Mason

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Demosthenes

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Christie

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

    WAG

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Santayana

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

    WAG

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Anonymous

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

  • "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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Robert Novak

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    WAG

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

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

    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.

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

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

    Willis Player

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

    Brad Thor

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

  • “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)

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

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

    Larry Elder

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    WAG

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "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

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

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

    James Bovard

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    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"

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

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • “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

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    John Adams

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Adams

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    George Washington

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

  • “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 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • “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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain