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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Addison

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    James Madison

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Rod Serling

  • “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

  • 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.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

  • "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

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Steven Wright

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    Moliere

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "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 unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity”

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Washington

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "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

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

    George Santayana

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    David Stockman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "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."

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    WAG

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Aristotle

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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”

  • “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

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

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Proctor

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • “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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • 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.”

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Government Motto

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Jacob

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    James Bovard

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pietro Aretino

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    George Berkeley

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

    John Wayne

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

    American Patriot

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

  • “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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Willis Player

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    George Sutherland

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

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

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

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • “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 )

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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”

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Mason

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    GR

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Charlotte

  • “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)

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Mason

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Dean Acheson

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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Howard Buffett

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Cal Thomas

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • “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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • “The 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

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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)

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

  • "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"

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Confucious

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

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    David Letterman

  • "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

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

    WAG

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

  • "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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    John Wooden

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

  • “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?”

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

    Josef Stalin

  • "I'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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Lord Byron

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Unknown

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    James Madison

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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


    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Voltaire

  • 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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • 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

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

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

  • "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.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Luck

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Rick Perry

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    George Orwell

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    George Washington

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    George Washington

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Syrus

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Aristotle

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

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • “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

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "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)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • “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)

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

  • “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

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

    Confucius

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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."

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG