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Hillary Clinton's Economic Knowledge Is Abysmally Low
Posted By: Letters on November 5, 2014 07:06 AM in IGNORANCE
Donald Lambro  TownHall.com Published on November 5, 2014


"The two-year battle for the presidency, which officially begins today, got an early start last week when Hillary Clinton gave us a dumbfounding lesson in Democratic economics, saying that businesses do not create jobs.

It was a fiery political statement that betrayed a depth of economic ignorance that will haunt her likely presidential candidacy throughout the entire 2015-16 election cycle.

"Don't let anybody tell you that it's corporations and businesses that create jobs," Clinton flatly declared at a recent political rally in Boston. "You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly," said the former secretary of state, who has experienced economic failure firsthand.

Remember Bill and Hillary Clinton's Whitewater real estate investment disaster, which turned into an immense scandal of financial corruption and backroom cover-up?

Clinton later said she misspoke, adding that what she told Democrats in the People's Republic of Massachusetts was a "short-handed" version of her real economic views.

Still, her abysmally stupid remarks were widely seen as a gaffe that her apologists said will soon be forgotten as her campaign for the White House gets fully underway.

But there is reason to believe that what she said was a revealing, unguarded look into the muddled mind of a liberal ideologue who thinks, like Barack Obama, that real job creation actually begins and ends with big government telling us how to run our economy and our businesses.

And her economic observation about where jobs come from sounded vaguely similar to one of Obama's famous gaffes in his 2012 re-election campaign when he said, "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Somebody like President Obama who, to this day, still thinks his impotent policies have created many jobs and pulled the economy out of the 2008 recession.

Clinton apparently believes Obama's delusions, too. That $1 trillion in infrastructure spending to repair roads and bridges, and enlarge local, state and federal budgets, rescued the economy and put people back to work.

But his program failed "rather spectacularly," to use Hillary's words. Governments were given a lot money to spend in the hope that the money would "trickle down" to middle- and low-income Americans, the people Democrats say they most want to help.

Instead, it is widely acknowledged by economists and others that this has been the longest economic recovery since the Great Depression.

In previous decades, the average recovery period took about two years. Six years into Obama's presidency, we're still struggling in a so-so recovery.

Obama lives in his own little world of denial, saying the economy is better than ever, and apparently Clinton thinks so, too.

But the dark underbelly of the Obama economy tells a different story. Middle- to lower-income Americans are still tightening their belts. Good-paying full-time jobs are hard to find, especially among young adults just out of college. Income growth has slowed, and consumers are spending less, the Commerce Department says.

Equally disturbing, the labor force continues to shrink, as discouraged, long-term unemployed workers drop out of the work force. The payroll-to-population ratio is at 44 percent, says the Gallup Poll.

Gallup's daily survey that asks people how they're doing reveals a still-distressed economy: 41 percent say they're "struggling," while another 9 percent say they're "suffering" or under "stress."

Gallup's surveys put the real unemployment rate at 6.3 percent, and the underemployed -- people who need a full-time job but can't find one -- at nearly 15 percent.

The National Association of Realtors said this week that the share of first-time homebuyers has fallen to its lowest rate (33 percent) in 27 years.

In his Washington Post "Wonkblog," economic analyst Matt O'Brien writes that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has become much more pessimistic about the economy -- "revising its estimate of potential economic activity down in each of the past seven years."

But if anyone thinks Hillary Clinton knows how to lift the underperforming U.S. economy out of its lethargy, they'd better think again. Her knowledge of economics is close to zero.

Her latest blunder "highlighted a problem that has plagued Clinton in the past: overshooting in her language when she is outside her immediate comfort zone," says Politico reporter Maggie Haberman.

Moreover, Clinton is a huge fan of ultra-leftist, anti-free market Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, whose idea of economic policy is going after big business and the banks with more government regulation, higher tax rates, bigger stimulus spending bills, and raising the minimum wage on small businesses.

Will Hillary also champion higher taxes on business at a time when the economy remains anemic? She hinted just that at a rally last week in New York where she said, "To make America great, we need to do our part and pay our fair share." And you know what that means.

If there's one thing this economy doesn't need, it's higher job-killing taxes on business. "What we need is a critique of Keynesian economics," says The Wall Street Journal's Jason Riley.

"That's what we've been experiencing. Government spending as a stimulus. How is that going for us? The slowest recovery in a generation or two. That's what I would like (to) hear her defense of," Riley told Fox News.

One job-creating idea you won't hear Hillary defend is how her husband signed a bill the GOP sent him in his second term to cut the capital gains tax on investors. New investment in businesses soared, the economy grew, and the jobless rate plunged to less than 4 percent.

But you won't hear a discouraging word from her about Obamanomics, either, which suggests she still thinks it's working just fine." -- Donald Lambro

Hillary Clinton: Corporations and Businesses Don't Create Jobs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nbFYP3xB6k


Donald Lambro  TownHall.com November 5, 2014

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    Charlton Heston

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Galileo

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.

    WAG

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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”

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

  • 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.”

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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.

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • “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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Paul Horning

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • “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”

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    George Mason

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • “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

  • "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"

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

  • 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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    John Wooden

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

    Liberal Logic

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Christie

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

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

    Cherokee proverb

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    John Wooden

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Mason

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Robert Novak

  • “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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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."

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

    James Madison

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

    George Washington

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Socrates

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

    Steven Wright

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Willis Player

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    James Bovard

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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”

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Sam Adams

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • “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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • “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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Aristotle

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Confucious

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

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

  • “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?”

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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 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

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Jason Laumark

  • “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)

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • “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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "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."

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

    American Citizen

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • “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)

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

    Syrus

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

  • "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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Washington

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

    Moliere

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • “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

  • "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...

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "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

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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)

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rod Serling

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

  • "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.

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    James Madison

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

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    John Kerry

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

  • “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 )

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

  • "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)

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    Confucius

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    WAG

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

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

    WAG

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

  • "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

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

    David Letterman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    James Madison