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The Left’S National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed
Posted By: Eagle1 on May 13, 2012 02:32 PM in VOTER FRAUD
James Simpson   RightSideNews.com Published on May 10, 2012


This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama.

The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to establish a “permanent progressive majority.” As two New York Democrats recently caught in a vote fraud scandal told police, “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections…”

Low income individuals are the perfect dupes for this strategy. An expanding welfare state makes them increasingly dependent on government benefits, a development that guarantees their vote for liberal-left candidates. At the same time, people with marginal attachment to society may be less inclined to report illegal activity at the polls—or actually participate. The “victim” narrative promoted in popular culture and press may even encourage such behavior. Meanwhile, a growing tax burden and public debt suck private enterprise dry—pushing ever more people onto the dole.

Progressive Vote Fraud and Intimidation EXPOSED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqk5aRVbUeI&feature=player_embedded

Politicians of both parties are not above engaging in vote fraud. But this kind of corruption is relegated to individual campaigns or areas where corrupt political establishments have been able to develop unchallenged. It is not a systematic component of overall national strategy, as it is with the Left.

This strategy has been under development for decades. They have constructed an entire industry devoted to this task and pursue a multifaceted strategy to accomplish it:

1. Swamp election officials with overwhelming numbers of registrations at the last possible minute, a huge proportion of which are deliberately fraudulent, in order to create systematic chaos. This accomplishes numerous goals:

  • Makes verification of registrations difficult, given the small size and limited budgets of state and local election offices.
  • Provides multiple opportunities for vote fraud.
  • Throws the entire voting process into question, providing pretext for lawsuits where concessions may be obtained from election officials.
  • When election officials challenge registrations, they are accused of “voter suppression.” This in turn serves complementary goals:
  • Charge of “voter suppression” reinforces the Left’s narrative about America as an oppressive, “racist” country.
  • Publicity and lawsuits intimidate election officials, who settle on terms favorable to the Left.

2. Activists sue state authorities for “voter suppression,” creating further chaos and pressuring them to become de facto taxpayer-funded voter registration operations;

3. Eric Holder’s Justice Department tacitly supports voter intimidation tactics, sues states and backs private lawsuits, and resists reform as “voter suppression.”

4. Leftist echo chamber discredits allegations of vote fraud, supports “suppression” theme, and promotes advantageous legislation.

The ultimate goal is a systematized, taxpayer-funded voting machinery that will guarantee maximum participation from the Left’s voting demographic while undermining the ability to manage elections and prevent fraud.

 The ACORN Swamping Method

Key to understanding the Left’s vote-fraud strategy is the community organizing group ACORN. ACORN has become synonymous with corruption, complicity in the subprime mortgage crisisand especially vote fraud.

ACORN and its voter registration arm, Project Vote, hire marginal and unskilled workers at very low rates and use incentive bonuses or quotas to encourage them to collect as many voterregistrations as possible. The resulting flood of registrations are fraught with duplicates, errors and omissions, and a large number are overtly fraudulent, including names like “Donald Duck,” “Mickey Mouse,” “Tony Romo” of the Dallas Cowboysetc.[2] According to Matthew Vadum, the senior editor at Capital Research Center, a total of 400,000 bogus ACORN registrations were thrown out in 2008 alone.

ACORN was supposedly disbanded in 2010 but resurrected itself under a slew of new names. Former ACORN President Bertha Lewis bragged that they created “…18 bulletproof community-organizing Frankensteins…” These are reproduced in the table below. Most of these groups occupy former ACORN offices, many with the same staff.

ACORN is directly connected to Obama and the Democratic Party. Counsel to The Advance Group, a strategic planning company, is Michael GaspardPatrick Gaspard’s brother. Patrick is currently the DNC’s executive director and President Obama’s former political director. He has worked for ACORN, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Working Families Party, a descendant of the ACORN-founded New Party which Barack Obama joined in 1996. Obama has bragged of “fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career.”

ACORN’s former deputy regional director, Amy Busefink was convicted in 2010 of vote fraud stemming from a 2008 Nevada case. Judicial Watch found that, “while under criminal indictment in Nevada… [Busefink] managed an online program for Project Vote’s 2010 Colorado campaign, the ultimate goal of which is to allow people without a driver’s license or state identification to register to vote online.” Busefink is now national field director for Project Vote.

Barack Obama established his organizing bona fides with Project Vote in 1992, when he registered 150,000 Illinois voters.

Project Vote was created and run for years by Zach Polett, who bragged that he trained Barack Obama in 1992 and said of Obama, “ACORN produces leaders.” Polett is listed in Manta.com as president of Voting for America, one of Project Vote’s former names, although his name is not on Project Vote’s website. Calls to that listing roll into a voice mail identifying the organizations as “CSI.” Polett’s extension is #3. CSI is the acronym for Citizens Services Inc., another supposedly defunct ACORN group that was used to hide over $800,000 paid by candidate Obama to ACORN in 2008.

This kind of duplicitous activity reflects a deliberate methodology. ACORN is a criminal organization. 

The Cloward Piven Strategy

ACORN is the face of vote fraud, but its intellectual foundation is the Cloward Piven Strategy. Sociology professors Richard Cloward (Columbia University) and Frances Fox Piven (CUNY) were founding members of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Cloward died in 2001 but Piven lives on.

In 1966 Cloward and Piven penned an article for The Nation magazine titled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.” They posited that if the poor were organized into street armies to demand all welfare benefits available to them, they could overwhelm and crash the system.

It became known as the “Cloward-Piven Strategy,” and is credited with expanding welfare rolls 151 percent between 1965 and 1974 and bringing New York City to the brink of bankruptcy in 1975.

 The Issue is Never the Issue

The Left’s solution to everything is socialism, although they are usually careful not to name it, instead identifying issues that seemingly only their policies can redress. But “the issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution” as David Horowitz has explained. The “issues” are mere distractions.

Cloward and Piven initially claimed to be agitating for a “guaranteed national income.” Such a policy is plainly unsustainable; however, it would institutionalize their strategy, creating an enormous, permanent drag on the whole economy precipitating an even larger crash later on. Cloward and Piven’s true goal was to find any instrument to institutionalize their orchestrated anarchy, and poor people were the tool.

Wade Rathke, a veteran of those early efforts, was mentored by Cloward and Piven. Rathke and other radicals created a new organization, ACORN,and sought ways to further extend the Strategy.

With passage of the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, ACORN and other activist groups got in the housing business. They began pushing banks to offer high-risk mortgage loans to low/no income borrowers. The Clinton administration aggressively ramped up the effort. To encourage lenders and investors, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac underwrote the risk. Since its passage, CRA lending has exceeded $6 trillion.[ii] The mortgage crisis was Cloward-Piven onsteroids.[2]

Meanwhile, Cloward and Piven had not been idle. In 1982 they created the Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education Fund (Human SERVE) to build political momentum for a law that would turn state motor vehicle and welfare agencies into low-income voter registration offices.

 National Voter Registration Act

Motor Voter Signing Ceremony - Cloward in light grey suit, Piven in green. Source: the White House

Throughout the 1980s, Human SERVE field-tested legal and political strategies to promote this plan. The fruits of its labor were finally realized with “Motor Voter,” the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), signed into law with Cloward and Piven standing directly behind President Clinton.

The NVRA requires motor vehicle, military recruiting, public assistance and other state and local offices to offer voter-registration services.

The NVRA has become a beacon for vote fraud. Its minimal verification requirements opened the door to ACORN-style massive voter registration fraud, and in the confusion provide blanket opportunities for vote fraud.

Voter ID laws have become critically important. According to a Pew report, approximately 24 million or 12.5 percent of voter registrations nationally are either invalid or inaccurate, including about 1.8 million deceased individuals, and 2.75 million with multiple-state registrations.

And while the NRVA has provisions for purging the rolls in Section 8, they require a complex, process spanning multiple election cycles. In some cases, the NRVA replaced better mechanisms already in use. Many states have simply not followed these procedures with any regularity. The Left ignores all this, focusing on enforcing NRVA’s Section 7.

Section 7 Lawsuits

While capitalizing on the vote fraud swamping strategy enabled by the NVRA, ACORN, Project Vote and others sue states that don’t aggressively execute the voter registration activities required by Section 7 of the law. The narrative is always “voter suppression,” and settlements have forced state agencies to become de facto low income voter registration drives.

Not only must states develop, maintain and execute plans for assuring comprehensive registration, they are forced to report regularly to ACORN lawyers. A 2009 settlement between ACORN and Missouri’s Department of Social Services is illustrative. DSS must:

  • Create an NVRA State Coordinator position
  • Designate an NVRA Site Coordinator for Family Support Division offices
  • Keep detailed records of client visits and registration activities
  • Immediately send a letter offering registration to any individual who “may not have been given the opportunity to register…”
  • Report detailed compliance data to plaintiff lawyers every month.
  • State coordinator’s performance measured by NVRA compliance
  • ACORN will receive $450,000 in settlement.

In these settlements, ACORN effectively assumes an executive role over state agencies. Notably, there is no corollary requirement to ascertain the legality of registrations or to clean up the rolls.

Project Vote has taken recent actions against Louisiana, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, and New Mexico. They just announced their intention to sue Pennsylvania.

Project Vote formed agreements with Colorado in 2008 and 2010. According to Judicial Watch, after Project Vote’s involvement “the percentage of invalid voter registration forms from Colorado public assistance agencies was four times the national average.”

Though largely unnoticed until now, this litigation tactic has been used since the 1980s, when Human SERVE’s legal allies sued state authorities for settlements creating localized versions of Motor Voter.

While capitalizing on the vote swamping strategy enabled by Motor Voter, ACORN and Project Vote picked up the torch for SERVE, which closed its doors in 2000. Frances Fox Piven serves today on Project Vote’s Board of Directors. Significantly, President Obama hasnamed the voter registration initiative of his reelection effort “Project Vote.”

Piven also has many other connections to Obama.  She was a founding member of Progressives for Obama. Her Democratic Socialists of America bragged that it was responsible for the success of Obama’s “ground game” in 2008. Piven was one of 130 founding members of the radical left Campaign for America’s Future. Many CAF members also sit on the board of theApollo Alliance, the executor of Obama’s “Green” jobs initiative.

DOJ and ACORN Team Up for 2012

Judicial Watch obtained several documents showing coordination between DOJ, Project Vote and the White House.[i] In one email, Project Vote demanded action on NVRA cases. Less than a month later, DOJ sued Rhode Island for NVRA noncompliance. Similarly, DOJ’s Louisiana NVRA suit followed Project Vote’s by a few months. Project Vote is promoting prospective employees for DOJ’s Voting Rights section.

Voting Rights Act of 1965

The VRA outlawed poll taxes and literacy tests for voting. Section 5 requires certain states and other political subdivisions to obtain “preclearance,” or permission, from either DOJ or the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, on any change affecting voting. Currently, preclearance states covered in whole or in part include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia. Set in 1982 to expire in 2007, Congress extended the VRA for another 25 years in 2006.

The VRA has come into sharp focus this year as the Holder administration has used VRA preclearance requirements to stall or prevent voter ID laws from being enacted. Non-preclearance states have faced stiff court challenges from other leftist groups.

Alabama – Alabama’s new photo ID law has a 2014 effective date. Alabama has not yet applied for pre-clearance.

Arizona – 9th Circuit upheld ID requirement of new law; struck requirement that voter provecitizenship.

Mississippi – A Voter ID amendment was approved by voters with a 62 percent margin in 2011. A bill to implement the amendment passed April 10, 2012. Requires preclearance. No word yet from Justice.

South Carolina – DOJ denied pre-clearance for new ID law in December 2011. State filed for reconsideration.

Texas – DOJ denied pre-clearance for new ID law. Texas filed suit with three-judge panel seeking pre-clearance; DOJ asked court to postpone trial.

Wisconsin – State judge ruled Wisconsin’s voter ID law unconstitutional (read the opinion). State will appeal.

The Wisconsin case is an example of independent groups working to sabotage reform efforts. In a suit brought by the League of Women Voters, the NAACP and others, the judge found ID laws “unconstitutional to the extent they serve as a condition for voting at the polls.” This was a bizarre ruling. Wisconsin’s Constitution clearly allows mechanisms to establish voter eligibility.

Despite the Left’s best efforts, voter ID laws have been proposed this year in 32 states.

A Personal Testimony

J. Christian Adams is a former DOJ election lawyer who worked on the Philadelphia Black Panther voter intimidation case. He resigned in protest of Eric Holder’s race-based application of the law. According to Adams’ new book, Injustice, Eric Holder became directly involved in the Black Panther case. Mr. Adams agreed to be interviewed for this report. Some highlights: 

J. Christian Adams on Progressive Vote Fraud and Intimidation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DHCf6b9OZlA

DOJ is engaged in a massive campaign to force states to… become aggressive voter registration offices…

  • DOJ announced they would not enforce Section 8 because it won’t increase turnout.
  • States are infested with dead voters on the rolls.
  • Investigations into eight states with widespread voter roll problems… were spiked
  • Because of Motor Voter, voter rolls in many states seeing influx of illegal aliens.
  • Data show that illegal aliens are participating in American elections.
  • DOJ is using [VRA] Sec. 5 to stop voter integrity initiatives.
  • Every one of Holder’s 113 new attorney hires is a far-left radical.

Famed civil rights attorney Bartle Bull was a poll watcher at that Philadelphia location when the Black Panthers appeared. He testified in the case, calling it “the most blatant form of voter intimidation” he had ever seen.

ACORN’s swamping method is now being replicated all over the country, especially in swing states or those with critical elections like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s recall vote. Even local communities are affected. For example, the Wake County (Raleigh/Durham) registrar described a swamping effort conducted by North Carolina’s Public Interest Research Group (PIRG).

While these organizations are nominally independent, closer inspection often reveals interlocking directorates and/or shared staff. Many are supported directly or indirectly by George Soros foundations. The chart below, compiled by North Carolina Civitas Institute, includes many organizations that worked with ACORN there.

A Textbook Case: Houston Votes

In July 2010, a newly-formed voter registration group named Houston Votes (HV) announced it intended to register 100,000 Houston, Texas area voters in a few months. Catherine Engelbrecht, Leader of True the Vote (TTV) and King Street Patriots (KSP), was skeptical. Her group checked about 1,000 HV registrations. The number of erroneous registrations submitted by HV and Democracia—a group targeting unregistered Hispanics—was, she said, “off the charts.”

They brought their results to Harris County Registrar, Leo Vasquez, who reviewed HV registrations. He found that of 25,640 submitted, only 7,193 were “apparently new voters.” On August 24, Vasquez held an unprecedented press conference, announcing:

Evidence shows that the Houston Votes and Texans Together organization is conspiring in a pattern of falsification of government documents, suborning of perjury and a deliberate effort to over-burden our processing system with thousands of duplicate and incomplete voter registration applications.

He raised concerns that HV was, like ACORN, paying employees based on the number of applications they turned in, and cited specific examples of problematic registrations:

3,531   No match for SSN or driver’s license number

1,597   Multiple apps for the same person

1,014   Pre-existing voters

1,030   Incomplete apps

25        Non-citizens

325      Minors

129      Ineligible felons

1,133   No ID

1,323   Filed past deadline

Three days later, a massive warehouse fire destroyed Harris County’s 10,000 voting machines. The fire’s timing bred suspicions, fed almost exclusively by the Left, which sought through innuendo to implicate KSP. A Huffington Post headline two days later was typical: “Possible Arson and the Right’s Texas Voter Suppression Effort.” This theme was repeated ad nauseam in the liberal media echo chamber. The Houston Fire Department later cited “an unspecified electrical short” as the cause, an explanation that satisfied no one.[iv]

HV held a press conference the day of the fire, calling Vasquez’s allegations “reckless and false” and “an apparently coordinated, partisan effort to suppress voter registration and to intimidate citizens into not voting…” Theydemanded the Justice Department investigate.

HV dismissed mistakes with the familiar ACORN refrain, blaming a few low-level employees who were fired when errors were discovered. However, Vasquez specifically cited 180 erroneous registrations turned in by Directors Sean Caddle and Neil Hudelson—more errors than usually submitted in total by traditional voter registration drives.

HV boasted their group was “non-partisan” but an attentive blogger quickly proved otherwise. One of the people training volunteers for Houston Votes was Maria Isabel, an Obama operative made famous by the photo of her office sporting a poster of Che Guevara.

BarackObama.com advertised HV’s “volunteer” deputy training. Participating groups included,Atascocita Texas for ObamaHouston For ObamaHouston Obama Leadership Team,Houston Women For Obama, and other similar groups.

HV Directors Hudelson and Caddle were quickly discovered to be long-time Democratic activists. At last notice they had returned to Caddle’s home state of New Jersey, working for Democratic Jersey City Council-at-Large candidate Sue Mack. She lost.

A little more digging revealed Houston Votes to be part of America Votes, a Soros-funded organization tied to ACORN, SEIU, and a universe of other leftwing groups.

America Votes specifically targeted Texas in its 2010 Redistricting Control Project. With 38 electoral votes, Texas is only exceeded by California’s 55. Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in Texas, not coincidentally home to the second largest illegal immigrant population in the U.S.

One quarter of Texans reside in the Houston metropolitan region and there are 25 state house seats in Harris County. Prior to the 2010 elections, Republicans held a slim majority of three seats in the Texas House. Winning in Houston had the potential to flip the House, giving Democrats control over redistricting. They wanted to “turn Texas blue.”

The Advisory Board of HV’s parent organization, Texans Together Education Fund, included a number of prominent left-wing Democrats. One was Grande Dame of Texas politics, Sissy Farenthold, who worked with the radical left Institute for Policy Studies in the 1980s. Another was Democrat Kristi Thibaut, a state legislator trying to hold her District 133 seat. She had worked for ACORN and was under investigation by the Texas Ethics Commission. Yet another was Sue Schechter, running for Harris County Clerk. Not only was HV extremely partisan, but plainly the Texas arm of Soros’s project.

America Votes failed in 2010. Republican control of the Texas state house increased by 44 seats in a nationwide sweep that brought Republican control to statehouses not seen since 1928. America Votes is targeting Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in 2012.

But the Left still wasn’t finished in Texas. The Texas Democratic Party sued the Harris County Registrar’s office, the Registrar and other employees.

Harris County had settled anothersuit with the Democrats in 2008 stemming from 67,554 rejected applications, mostly submitted by ACORN. Democrats had charged “voter suppression” then too, over registrations rejected for incomplete or inaccurate information—the kind ACORN excels at.

Because Texas is a preclearance state, redistricting maps must be approved. This year’s maps were challenged in court by Latino groups. This delayed the primary, neutralizing any impact Texas may have had on the Republican presidential primary process.

Voter Intimidation

KSP organized approximately 1,000 poll watchers for the 2010 elections. This outraged the Left, unused to having its inner city monopoly threatened. Texans Together Education Fund sued the King Street Patriots, True the Vote, Catherine Engelbrecht and her husband. On the first day of early voting, the Texas Democrat Party also filed a suit, a move characterized by KSP’s legal team as a naked effort to intimidate KSP-trained poll watchers.

Throughout the 2010 electoral cycle, the Left hurled accusations of “voter suppression” and “voter intimidation” at Catherine Engelbrecht, TTV, KSP and the volunteer poll watchers they trained. This narrative was promoted uncritically by the local press. Blogger Ann “Babe” Huggett, writing for EmergingCorruption.com, reported:

  • ABC Channel 13 quoted Democrats suing KSP that KSP leaders could see jail time for voter intimidation. ABC’s own video, however, shows otherwise.
  • Channel 26 reporter Isiah Carey asked repeatedly if the King Street Patriots hadn’t created a hostile environment. KSP offered witness testimony that it was “the other side” doing the intimidating.
  • New Black Panther leader, Quanell X, threatened that his men would “protect” people from the TTV-trained poll watchers.
  • Emails from communist Van Jones’ Color of Change circulated through liberal circles, charging poll-watcher voter intimidation.
  • Local radio station Magic 102.1 FM repeated bogus charges about assaults on black voters… including spitting and physical assault… on black grandmothers.

But it was actually poll judges, poll workers and Quanell X’s Houston Black Panther group, who did much of the intimidating. Assistant County Attorney Douglas Ray disclosed after an investigation that Harris County poll workers and election judges had committed the violations blamed on KSP. He was silent on the Panthers.

Poll Watchers submitted 763 incident reports, detailing over 3,000 violations, to Harris County. These included intimidation, harassment and illegal voter assistance conducted by poll judges and workers. To date there has been no response from the County. Three poll watchers were willing to be identified by name and spoke to reporters at a KSP press conference. KSP invited the Justice Department to witness what was happening. Justice never responded.

Intimidation and Improper Removal of Alt Judge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NdH1P8fWvHo

Independent of KSP, poll judge Carmen Cuneo gave compelling video testimony about how the chief judge had her removed and threatened with arrest after she confronted Quanell X about his group’s activities at the poll.

True the Vote and the Wisconsin Recall

Union groups used the swarming method earlier this year in a recall petition of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. They reportedly submitted one million petitions, needing only 540,208. The Democrat-controlled Government Accountability Board (GAB), responsible for verifying petitions, flatly refused to do so.

In an astonishing, heroic effort, True the Vote joined an effort called Verify the Recall and developed a method to verify recall petitions online. They built a nationwide network of 14,000 volunteers almost overnight, who checked 92 percent of the petitions in 22 days. The findings were stunning:

819,233 records (not 1 million)

534,685 verified legitimate (65 percent)

In addition to numerous bogus “Donald Duck” petitions, signers included:

  • 29 Wisconsin judges—one who later issued a restraining order against Walker’s Voter ID law.
  • A deputy DA, 19 attorneys and dozens of other DA employees. Some had been working on a heavily criticized “secret” John Doe investigation of Governor Walker at the time.
  • 25 Gannett News journalists
  • Several members of WTMJ-4 news staff
  • School board members
  • Four University of Wisconsin regents and the university’s chief spokesman.
  • A Democratic activist charged with seven felony ID theft counts and two of felony vote fraud. He signed up family members and neighbors, including a deceased man, without their knowledge or consent.

The GAB refused to consider VTR’s work and certified 900,000 petitions, but it was clear that Walker opponents had committed extensive vote fraud. The fraud would have gone undetected if not for the work of TTV.”

Leftwing “Reform” Efforts

Universal Voter Registration (UVR)

Cloward and Piven saw the NVRA as an intermediate goal. They made that clear in their book.  The flurry of lawsuits and systemic fraud generated by the NVRA all build momentum to find a permanent solution. And the Left had the answer before they started: Universal Voter Registration.

UVR calls for automatically registering voters listed on various state and federal databases. Leftist groups argue it will solve all voter registration problems, but the left created most of them. UVR would create more:

  1. UVR undermines the Constitution.
  2. UVR facilitates illegal alien voting
  3. Homeowners with more than one property create duplicates.
  4. The many state & federal lists will create duplicates
  5. Because so many lists exist with little or no cross-checking these duplicates are likely to go uncorrected.

UVR would institutionalize the crisis strategy, and provide countless opportunities for vote fraud.

National Popular Vote

The National Popular Vote bill seeks to effectively abolish the Electoral College by enacting state laws that give all electors from those states that have passed the bill to the winner of the national popular vote. Direct elections would become universal when enough state legislatures have passed legislation to make up a majority of the electoral vote (270 of 538). Eight states and the District of Columbus, totaling 132 electoral votes, have passed NPV laws. The Electoral College was created to ensure that less populous states would not be overlooked in presidential elections. If successful, this effort will make vast swaths of our nation completely irrelevant to presidential candidates, as they would then focus all their efforts on large population centers.

Felon Voting

Project Vote disingenuously argues that rights should be restored to former felons. Almost every state has provisions to restore voting rights to former felons. ProCon.org claims about 5.2 million felons are “disenfranchised.” But only current prisoners have no recourse—about 1.4 million. They exaggerate the problem for unclear reasons. The “wise Latina,” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, favors felon voting.

Same Day Voting

Same-day voter registration in Ohio led to ACORN’s permanent expulsion from that state. Then-Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, an alumna of George Soros’s Secretary of State Project (see below), announced a “Golden Week” for same day registration and voting.ACORN submitted thousands of bogus registrations, including the notorious case where one man was paid to register 73 times.

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold proposed a nationwide same-day voting law in 2009, but his state’s experience with it has been disastrous. An investigation into the 2004 elections by the Milwaukee Police concluded the only way to prevent widespread fraud is to discontinue same-day voting. A 2011 study found errors in one-third of same-day voter registrations in Milwaukee County.

Nine states currently have same day voting laws.

Secretary of State Project

The Soros funded Secretary of State Project seeks to elect leftist Democrats to that critical post. SoS Project-backed Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie demonstrated the value of this program when comedian Al Franken eked out a victory in his 2008 U.S. Senate race amidst numerous, well-documented allegations of vote fraud.

The SoS Project did poorly in 2010, however. Ritchie was one of only two SoS-backed candidates to survive the Republican tidal wave.

The project’s website, secstateproject.org, is no longer operational. There is a Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/secstateproject. It does not appear to get much traffic. This may reflect a temporary lull in activity, or Soros and his minions have moved to more promising initiatives.

What Is To Be Done?

The 2012 election may be the most important election in American history. American citizens acting in the best interest of our country must be the bulwark against fraud. There are many things people can do, suitable to their time and resource constraints. Here is a list of options:

  • Volunteer with True the Vote (www.truethevote.org) and join your state’s affiliate. True the Vote is conducting training all over the country. Find your state affiliate.
  • Bookmark Protect Your Vote! (www.protectyourvote.us). This website provides state-by-state information about voting laws, vote fraud risk, and updated information about voter ID efforts.
  • Judicial Watch has done more than any other organization to expose the activities of this corrupt administration and Justice Department under Eric Holder. Sign up for email alerts atwww.judicialwatch.org.
  • Read, print and distribute the Patriot’s Handbook. This free resource contains a wealth of information on how people can participate at any level.

The National Voter Registration Act was crafted specifically to bring calculated chaos to our elections, open the door to vote fraud and force states to become de facto voter registration drives heavily favorable to one political party. Similarly, Attorney General Eric Holder and his allies have abused the Voting Rights Act, turning preclearance into a political weapon to sabotage voter integrity efforts. The results are a voting system vulnerable to systemic fraud.

Our most fundamental right as Americans, to determine the size, scope and indeed the very nature of our nation, is being threatened. This must not stand." -- James Simpson

SOURCE: Accuracy in Media

James Simpson
James Simpson is a former Office of Management and Budget (White House budget office) economist and budget analyst. He is currently a businessman and freelance writer. Best known for his exposé on theCloward Piven Strategy of manufactured crisis, his writings have been published in American Thinker, The New Media Journal, Washington Times, FrontPage Magazine, Whistleblower, DefenseWatch, Soldier of Fortune and others. His blog is Truth and ConsequencesEmail James.


James Simpson   RightSideNews.com May 10, 2012

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  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dick Cheney

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Luck

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

  • “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 )

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    James Madison

  • “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”

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    St. Augustine

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    George Washington

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

    George Mason

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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)

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

    John Adams

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

    William Pitt

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

  • "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

  • “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?”

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

  • 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    John Kerry

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander Pope

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • “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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    WAG

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

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

    WAG

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Washington

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

    Charlotte

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Willis Player

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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)

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

  • "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 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

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Pat Flynn

  • "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

  • “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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Doug Larson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Unknown

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "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."

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Evan Sayet

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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

  • "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)

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • “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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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”

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    WAG

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Galileo

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William Pitt

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

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

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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)

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Tacitus

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Harry Browne

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

  • "The 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

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

    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

  • “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)

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    John Adams

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Plato

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    WAG

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Santayana

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

    Anonymous

  • “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”

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

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

    Confucius

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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


    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Anonymous

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • "If 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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    WAG

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    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.

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    John Adams

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    David Stockman

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Syrus

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

    Harry Truman

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

  • "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"

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

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

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Sutherland

  • 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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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 introduce a government program than to get rid of it"

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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 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

  • "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)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Plato

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Lord Byron

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Confucious

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

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

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

    GR

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Moliere

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Jack Miner

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

    WAG

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Danny Schecter

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    John Wayne

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

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

    George Orwell

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    James Bovard

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    WAG