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It's The Democrats Who Collude With The Russians
Posted By: BullsEye on April 5, 2017 06:48 AM in IGNORANCE
Steve Baldwin and Scott S. Powell  AmericanThinker.com Published on April 3, 2017


"Are those pushing the Trump/Russian collusion conspiracy living in Alice in Wonderland or what? Accepting this conspiracy narrative requires both the suspension of common sense and the collective amnesia about the history of Democrats’ actions that have earned favor from Soviet and Russian leadership over past decades and right up to the present.           

Vladimir Putin is shrewd, calculating, and fairly predictable. If he were serious about influencing the outcome of the November 2016 U.S. presidential election, he would not have favored the relatively unknown and impulsive Donald Trump, who had no history of doing favors for Putin or Russia. It is far more likely Putin would have chosen to help Hillary Clinton -- the known, predictable, progressive candidate with a history of helping Russian interests.

By doubling down on drama rather than facts, leaders of the Democratic Party show disdain for nearly half the country who voted for Trump and a seditious inclination to destroy his presidency. What can you say about a party that hasn’t learned anything from humiliating defeats -- an unprecedented string of national losses at the polls in the last three elections? Overall, on the state level the Democratic Party is now at its weakest point in nearly 100 years. On the national level, Trump garnered a significant margin of victory in the states’ tally of Electoral College votes because people wanted change and they simply could not get over the chain of deceit and dishonesty exhibited by standard-bearer Hillary Clinton.

Before leaving office on January 20, 2017, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, whose job it was to review and consolidate the findings of all the U.S. intelligence agencies, reported there was no evidence of Russian hacking the 2016 presidential election.

Conveniently ignored by the major media is the fact that it is physically impossible for the Russians or anyone else to hack our national elections because the U.S. does not have a nationwide vote tallying system. Each state controls its elections, but the various counties in each state generally have their own election counting systems. While these counties and states may post election results on their websites, the vote tabulation part of most county election systems are generally not online and not vulnerable to being hacked. And now, nearly five months since the election, not a single state or county has reported any “hacking” of its respective vote tabulation systems.

The majority of today’s pundits appear to be either in denial or ignorant of the evidence and long history of Russia and its predecessor, the U.S.S.R., having had far more substantial ties with the Democrats than with the Republicans. So let’s take a stroll down history’s memory lane with a mind to assessing the plausibility of the Trump/Russian collusion conspiracy.

The most egregious compromise of U.S. national security occurred in the Democratic administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt during World War II. CIA documents that became available in the 1980s, the 1995 release of the Venona Intercepts -- the FBI recordings of Soviet embassy communications between 1944-48, and files released from KGB, GRU, and Comintern archives in Moscow in the 1990s show that over 300 Americans were wittingly and unwittingly spying on behalf of the USSR during this time. The result was that almost everything the USA did during WW II, and for nearly a decade afterwards, was known by the Soviets. Even though FDR was repeatedly warned about Soviet penetration of his government, he chose to do nothing about it -- perhaps because of his naiveté and denial; perhaps because the USSR was considered beyond reproach as the first socialist ideal type society; and most certainly because the U.S.S.R. was an important an ally in World War II in the struggle to defeat Hitler and the Nazis.  

At the end of World War II, FDR attended the Yalta conference with two of his closest advisors -- Alger Hiss and Harry Hopkins. The answer to the question of why FDR made major concessions at Yalta that ensured Stalin’s consolidation of power over all Eastern Europe is now better understood from the Venona Intercepts and other Soviet intelligence documents that confirm that Harry Hopkins, like Alger Hiss, was a Soviet agent. Hopkins was FDR’s closest advisor and was even referred to as “Deputy President.” He was in the words of Soviet NKVD officer Iskhak Akhmerov, “the most important of all Soviet wartime agents in the United States.” FDR also gave Stalin $11.3 billion (equivalent to $150 billion today) in the Lend Lease aid program, which funded military hardware and weapons that were used to crush resistance in Eastern European countries after the war.

After World War II, the Truman administration’s decisions to abandon General Chiang Kai-Shek and support the Communist leader Mao Tse-tung in his quest to conquer China, were heavily influenced by holdovers from FDR’s State and Treasury Departments. In addition to Hopkins and Hiss, dozens of these officials, all Democrats – such as Lauchlin Currie, Harry Dexter White, John Patton Davies, Noel Field, John Abt, Lee Pressman, and Owen Lattimore, to name a few -- were later exposed as highly influential spies and agents of influence for the Soviet Union and the Communist cause by the Venona intercepts and Soviet archive files. Hayden Peake, the nonpartisan curator of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Historical Intelligence Collection is on record noting in the case of the FDR government (whose staff largely remained intact for some time under the Truman administration until Truman instituted the Loyalty Program in March, 1947) that, "no modern government was more thoroughly penetrated."

Fast forward 35 years, and we find new patterns of similar political sympathy and alignment among Democrats. In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected president on platform of peace through strength that included modernizing the nuclear missile deterrent systems both in the U.S. homeland and in NATO countries in Europe. The Soviets immediately countered Reagan’s initiative by launching a major active measures and propaganda campaign and providing funding and leadership through various front organizations for what came to be known as the “nuclear freeze movement.” The Democratic Party was quite vocal in support of this movement, even though its objectives were aligned with the positions of the Soviet Union and its communist front groups operating in the U.S. such as the World Peace Council and the U.S. Peace Council. 

In the early 1980s, Democrats introduced resolutions in Congress and in state legislatures all over the U.S. in support the “nuclear freeze” position. In addition to opposing nuclear deterrent modernization, the Democrats also opposed most every aspect of the Reagan military buildup, which was the key to demoralizing the USSR and causing its collapse. The Democrats tried to curtail Reagan administration efforts to aid anti-Soviet resistance movements around the world, cutting off all funding for the Nicaraguan resistance, even in the face of intelligence that the Soviets intended to build a military base in Nicaragua. Fortunately, by this time the centrally planned socialist Soviet system was failing and could not keep up with the West economically or militarily. By 1989 the Iron Curtain was collapsing with the Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia and other Eastern European countries asserting their independence. The Cold War was over a year later.

Fast forward again to more recent times, and we find that both Obama and Clinton made concessions to the Russians, which resulted in ties far more substantial than those of any of Trump’s former advisors.  In 2009, the first year of his administration, Obama’s preference for appeasing Russia over strengthening NATO was revealed for all to see in his unilateral cancellation of a hard-won pact (negotiated by the Bush administration over a number of years) to deploy a new generation of NATO defensive missile systems in the Czech Republic and Poland. The decision was announced (perhaps not coincidentally) on September 17, 2009 -- the exact 70th anniversary date of the Russian invasion of Poland.

Then there was the infamous comment made by Obama at the end of his first term to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev when he thought he was off-mic: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” That comment was part of a larger conversation about nuclear weapons and, incredibly, Obama was referring to dismantling part of the U.S. nuclear arsenal in order to appease Russia.

When the Russians annexed the Crimean peninsula and undertook subversive military action in eastern Ukraine, Obama found reasons not to arm anti-Russian factions in either area. When it came to Syria, there was the infamous “Red Line” that Obama refused to enforce. Instead, Obama proposed to partner with Putin in bombing the Syrian resistance. Also noteworthy is the fact that during the 2012 presidential election, the entire Democratic Party apparatus mocked Republican nominee Mitt Romney as a “cold war relic” for saying that the Russians still posed a threat to the USA.

In the first year of his second term, Obama had no response when Russia violated the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with the United States by building a new medium-range system, known as the Yars M Missile, which was banned under the treaty. More noteworthy during this time was Obama’s secret nuclear deal with Iran -- Russia’s most important ally in the Middle East -- which paved the way for Iran to develop nuclear weapons, not to mention Obama’s concession to sweeten that deal by turning over approximately $150 billion to Iran, even while acknowledging the potential for these resources to fund terrorist operations all over the Middle East. Then there was the controversial $400 million payment that Obama released and sent to Iran in January 2016, just as four American hostages were released, followed by several more planeloads of Euros, Swiss Francs, and other currencies totaling another $1.3 billion delivered to Tehran over the next month.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s favorable relationship with Russia was seen in the actions of both the Clinton Foundation and in her official capacity as Secretary of State. She, along with other Obama officials, signed off on an agreement that allowed Russia to purchase 20% of America’s uranium supply -- a deal that was likely greased by a $2.35 million donation to the Clinton foundation made by banks and individuals connected to the Russian government, and by a $500,000 fee to Bill Clinton for a Moscow speech paid by people with ties to Russian intelligence.  

Clinton’s campaign chairman, longtime Democrat operative John Podesta, essentially became a business partner with the Russian government when he joined the board of an energy company called Joule Unlimited, whose largest investor was a Russian government investment fund called Rusnano, an entity created in 2007 with connections to Putin. It has been alleged that Posdesta was working with this Russian-controlled fund at the same time he was advising Secretary of State Clinton.

In 2016, John Podesta’s brother, Tony, was paid $170,000 by the Russian Government to represent Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, for the purpose of lobbying the Obama administration to end the sanctions imposed on Russia after its seizure of Crimea. Had Hillary won the presidential election, the Podestas would likely have played key roles in her administration.

Lastly, there are the nagging questions about why a number of Russian oligarchs and officials gave large sums of money to the Clinton Foundation, and what they expected to get in return.

In conclusion, there is a long history of Democrats’ collusion with the Soviet Union and now Russia. If Putin and Russia wanted to influence the 2016 presidential elections, they would obviously have favored helping the connected, on-the-take, progressive establishment candidate Hillary Clinton, not the brash and unpredictable businessman from New York with minimal dealings that advanced Russian interests." -- Steve Baldwin and Scott S. Powell

Steve Baldwin is former Director of the Council for National Policy and former three-term California State Assemblyman, 77th district. Scott Powell is senior fellow at Discovery Institute. Reach them at scottp@discovery.org or scbaldwin7@gmail.com

Real Collusion: the Clinton and Podesta Record

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Steve Baldwin and Scott S. Powell  AmericanThinker.com April 3, 2017

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    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    WAG

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    GR

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • 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

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Henry Ford

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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

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

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

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

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

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

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    Rick Perry

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    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

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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"

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

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Sam Adams

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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)

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

    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)

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

    WAG

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    George Mason

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    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

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

    Willis Player

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • “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

  • 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

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • 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

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

  • "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

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

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

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

    Plato

  • "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"

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • "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."

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Larry Elder

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Clint Murchison

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “It 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • “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

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

    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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

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

    Confucious

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "A 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "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)

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

    Charlotte

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Voltaire

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

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

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

    Galileo

  • "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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Milton Friedman

  • 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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    von Clausewitz

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Larry Elder

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

    American Citizen

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

  • “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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Orwell

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Moliere

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anatole France

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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


    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    George Eliot

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wayne

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • “First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Syrus

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • "If the 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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    American Patriot

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

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

    Luck

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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

  • "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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Samuel Johnson

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Confucius

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

    George Washington

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aristotle

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

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    WAG

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

    John Kerry

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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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)

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

  • "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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Anonymous

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

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

    James Madison

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

    James Madison

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

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

    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

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

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Paul Horning

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    John Wooden

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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?”

  • "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.

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    WAG

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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)

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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