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Why The Fairness Doctrine Is Anything But Fair

"Legislation currently is before Congress that would reinstate a federal communications policy known as the "fairness doctrine." The legislation, entitled the "Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1993," is sponsored in the Senate (S. 333) by Ernest Hollings, the South Carolina Democrat, and in the House (H.R. 1985) by Bill Hefner, the North Carolina Democrat. It would codify a 1949 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation that once required broadcasters to "afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views of public importance." The fairness doctrine was overturned by the FCC in 1987. The FCC discarded the rule because, contrary to its purpose, it failed to encourage the discussion of more controversial issues. There were also concerns that it was in violation of First Amendment free speech principles. The legislation now before Congress would enshrine the fairness doctrine into law.

The doctrine's supporters seem not to appreciate just how much the broadcast world has changed since 1949. With the proliferation of informational resources and technology, the number of broadcast outlets available to the public has increased steadily. In such an environment, it is hard to understand why the federal government must police the airwaves to ensure that differing views are heard. The result of a reinstituted fairness doctrine would not be fair at all. In practice, much controversial speech heard today would be stifled as the threat of random investigations and warnings discouraged broadcasters from airing what FCC bureaucrats might refer to as "unbalanced" views.

Tested in Court
The fairness doctrine's constitutionality was tested and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark 1969 case, Red Lion Broadcasting v. FCC (395 U.S. 367). Although the Court then ruled that it did not violate a broadcaster's First Amendment rights, the Court cautioned that if the doctrine ever began to restrain speech, then the rule's constitutionality should be reconsidered. Just five years later, without ruling the doctrine unconstitutional, the Court concluded in another case that the doctrine "inescapably dampens the vigor and limits the variety of public debate" (Miami Herald Publishing Co. v. Tornillo, 418 U.S. 241). In 1984, the Court concluded that the scarcity rationale underlying the doctrine was flawed and that the doctrine was limiting the breadth of public debate (FCC v. League of Women Voters, 468 U.S. 364). This ruling set the stage for the FCC's action in 1987. An attempt by Congress to reinstate the rule by statute was vetoed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, and later attempts failed even to pass Congress.

As an independent regulatory agency, the FCC has the power to reimpose the doctrine without congressional or executive action. So far, the Commission has taken no position on the Hollings-Hefner legislation or expressed an interest in reregulating on its own. Current FCC Chairman James Quello, though, has stated that, "The fairness doctrine doesn't belong in a country that's dedicated to freedom of the press and freedom of speech." (Doug Halonen, "Twelve to Watch in 1993," Electronic Media, January 25, 1993, p. 66.) The Clinton Administration has not taken an official position on the legislation.

Supporters of reviving the fairness doctrine base their argument on the very same three faulty premises that the FCC and most judicial rulings have rejected.

Faulty Premise #1: The "scarce" amount of spectrum space requires oversight by federal regulators.

Reality: Although the spectrum is limited, the number of broadcasters in America has continuously increased.

Supporters of the fairness doctrine argue that because the airwaves are a scarce resource, they should be policed by federal bureaucrats to ensure that all viewpoints are heard. Yet, just because the spectrum within which broadcast frequencies are found has boundaries, it does not mean that there is a practical shortage of views being heard over the airwaves. When the fairness doctrine was first conceived, only 2,881 radio and 98 television stations existed. By 1960, there were 4,309 radio and 569 television stations. By 1989, these numbers grew to over 10,000 radio stations and close to 1,400 television stations. Likewise, the number of radios in use jumped from 85.2 million in 1950 to 527.4 million by 1988, and televisions in use went from 4 million to 175.5 million during that period. ("The Fairness Doctrine," National Association of Broadcasters, Backgrounder (1989).)

Even if it may once have been possible to monopolize the airwaves, and to deny access to certain viewpoints, that is impossible today. A wide variety of opinions is available to the public through radios, cable channels, and even computers. With America on the verge of information superhighways and 500-channel televisions, there is little prospect of speech being stifled.

Faulty Premise #2: "Fairness" or "fair access" is best determined by FCC authorities.

Reality: FCC bureaucrats can neither determine what is "fair" nor enforce it.

The second fallacy upon which the doctrine rests concerns the idea of "fairness" itself. As defined by proponents of the doctrine, "fairness" apparently means that each broadcaster must offer air time to anyone with a controversial view. Since it is impossible for every station to be monitored constantly, FCC regulators would arbitrarily determine what "fair access" is, and who is entitled to it, through selective enforcement. This, of course, puts immense power into the hands of federal regulators. And in fact, the fairness doctrine was used by both the Kennedy and Nixon Administrations to limit political opposition. Telecommunications scholar Thomas W. Hazlett notes that under the Nixon Administration, "License harassment of stations considered unfriendly to the Administration became a regular item on the agenda at White House policy meetings." (Thomas W. Hazlett, "The Fairness Doctrine and the First Amendment," The Public Interest, Summer 1989, p. 105.) As one former Kennedy Administration official, Bill Ruder, has said, "We had a massive strategy to use the fairness doctrine to challenge and harass the right-wing broadcasters, and hope the challenge would be so costly to them that they would be inhibited and decide it was too expensive to continue." (Tony Snow, "Return of the Fairness Demon," The Washington Times, September 5, 1993, p. B3.)

Faulty Premise #3: The fairness doctrine guarantees that more opinions will be aired.

Reality: Arbitrary enforcement of the fairness doctrine will diminish vigorous debate.

Of all arguments for the reinstitution of the fairness doctrine, the most inaccurate and insidious is that it will permit a greater diversity of opinion to be heard. By requiring, under threat of arbitrary legal penalty, that broadcasters "fairly" represent both sides of a given issue, advocates of the doctrine believe that more views will be aired while the editorial content of the station can remain unaltered. But with the threat of potential FCC retaliation for perceived lack of compliance, most broadcasters would be more reluctant to air their own opinions because it might require them to air alternative perspectives that their audience does not want to hear.

Thus, the result of the fairness doctrine in many cases would be to stifle the growth of disseminating views and, in effect, make free speech less free. This is exactly what led the FCC to repeal the rule in 1987. FCC officials found that the doctrine "had the net effect of reducing, rather than enhancing, the discussion of controversial issues of public importance," and therefore was in violation of constitutional principles. ("FCC Ends Enforcement of Fairness Doctrine," Federal Communications Commission News, Report No. MM-263, August 4, 1987.) Even liberal New York Governor Mario Cuomo has argued that, "Precisely because radio and TV have become our principal sources of news and information, we should accord broadcasters the utmost freedom in order to insure a truly free press." (Mario Cuomo, "The Unfairness Doctrine," The New York Times, September 20, 1993, p. A19.)

Simple Solution
If the fairness standard is reinstituted, the result will not be easier access for controversial views. It will instead be self-censorship, as stations seek to avoid requirements that they broadcast specific opposing views. With the wide diversity of views available today in the expanding broadcast system, there is a simple solution for any family seeking an alternative viewpoint or for any lawmaker irritated by a pugnacious talk-show host. Turn the dial." (Adam Thierer/Heritage.org - Executive Memorandum #368 10/29/93)

This key research from 1993 has been updated in James Gattuso's new paper Back to Muzak? Congress and the Un-Fairness Doctrine

http://www.heritage.org/research/regulation/em368.cfm http://www.heritage.org/Research/Regulation/wm1472.cfm

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Luck

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Ann Coulter

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

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • “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

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

  • "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

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • 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.

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Socrates

  • "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."

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Moliere

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • “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 )

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

  • "The 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)

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • “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

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

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

    Confucious

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Brad Thor

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

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Plato

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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    John Kerry

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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)

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

  • “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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Adams

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

    Voltaire

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Daniel Webster

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Harry Truman

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

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • “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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    William Faulkner

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

    George Washington

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    John Adams

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

    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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    WAG

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    WAG

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Anonymous

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    WAG

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    David Boaz

  • "It 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 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)

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander the Great

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    American Patriot

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Anatole France

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    George Washington

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    John D. Ashcroft

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    George Washington

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Unknown

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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"

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George W. Bush

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

    James Bovard

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Galileo

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

  • “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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    WAG

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Samuel Adams

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Paul Jacob

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    John Adams

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

    Sophia Loren

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    James Madison

  • "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,"

    Pope John Paul II

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charlotte

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

    WAG

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


    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry Browne

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

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

    WAG

  • “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?”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    American Citizen

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Letterman

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Aristotle

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

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

    William Pitt

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

    Matthew 16:26

  • "A 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Willis Player

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

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    WAG

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • 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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dave Barry

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    GR

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • “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”

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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