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Obama's New 'Fairness Doctrine'

"Get ready for an unprecedented government assault upon the First Amendment. President Obama will be at the heart of it. using his version of the “Fairness Doctrine”.

In 1949, the Federal Communications Commission created the “Fairness Doctrine,” which mandated that federally-licensed radio and television stations “provide a reasonable opportunity for the presentation of contrasting viewpoints” on “vitally important controversial issues.” Rather than be deluged with demands for air time by aggrieved listeners, the broadcasters generally opted not to cover controversial issues, thereby leaving the public less informed.

In 1987, President Reagan’s FCC jettisoned the Fairness Doctrine, and conservative talk radio grew like topsy, unencumbered by the logistical nightmare of determining what is “controversial” and what is “fair.” Rush Limbaugh’s meteoric, syndicated rise is directly attributable to this repeal, as radio stations were freed to air what listeners wanted to hear without airing what few wanted to hear. If you think that’s unfair, check out how Air America is doing.

Limbaugh even today correctly says, “Don’t me ask for equal time; I am equal time. I am the rebuttal to the liberal, mainstream, drive-by media.”

With the Democrats now set to control the Presidency and both houses of Congress, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid say they want to bring back the Fairness Doctrine to stifle conservative talk radio’s criticism of the Democrats.

Barack Obama, however, in June 2008, , stated that he opposes bringing back the Fairness Doctrine, through his Press Secretary Michael Ortiz: “He considers this debate to be a distraction from the conversation we should be having about opening up the airwaves and modern communications to as many diverse viewpoints as possible.” [emphasis added]

Obama knows that exhuming the Fairness Doctrine would be a frontal assault upon the First Amendment that would evoke a Boston Tea Party-like response from listeners of Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingraham, Beck, and other conservative talk hosts who would be dropped rapidly from many if not all stations. Glenn Beck has warned that if the Fairness Doctrine comes back, he’ll be off the air.

Obama is way smarter than that. What he has in mind is an indirect and far more means to accomplish the demise of conservative talk -- America’s last town hall. The analogy is to the proverbial frog in the pot of water. Put him into boiling water, and out he’ll hop. Instant Boston Tea Party. Here, then, is the Obama plan to slow cook the First Amendment:

Charles Benton is Chairman of the Benton Foundation, with offices in Obama’s Chicago as well as in Obama’s Washington. Benton proclaims at his Foundation’s web site, “Our number one national communications policy priority must be the eradication of racial and gender discrimination in media and telecommunications. Our shared goal: seeing the day when all Americans possess the tools to compete in commerce, to contribute to and enjoy the fruits of democracy, to receive unbiased and uncensored news and information, to create our culture. “ [emphasis added]

The Federal Communications Commission has a vague rule called “localism,” which requires stations to serve the interests of their local communities in order to hold onto their broadcast licenses. Obama, who gets to replace FCC Chairman Kevin Martin right away, needs only three votes from the five-member FCC to define localism his way.

Jim Boulet, Jr., the head of English First in Washington, D.C., one of whose projects is www.keeprushontheair.com, has been studying and warning for months about the morphing of FCC localism. Boulet notes to Human Events the following:

• On September 20, 2007, Obama submitted a pro-localism written statement to an FCC hearing at the Chicago headquarters of Rev. Jess Jackson Sr.’s Operation Push. One month later, an insistent Obama sent a public letter to Chairman Martin stating, “The Commission has failed to further the goals of diversity in the media and promote localism.”

• The head of Obama’s transition team is John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress. In 2007, the Center issued a report, The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio, which concluded there were too many conservatives on the radio because of “the absence of localism in American radio markets” and urged the FCC to “ensure greater local accountability over radio licensing.

• Podesta’s choice as head of the FCC transition team is Henry Rivera, a Director and General Counsel of the above-noted Benton Foundation and chairman of the Minority Media Telecommunications Council, which has stated: “Broadcasters must reach beyond the business sector and look for leaders [think community organizers] in the civic, religious, and non-profit sectors that regularly serve the needs of the community, particularly the needs of minority groups that are typically poorly served by the broadcasting industry as a whole.”

• Bowing to this pressure even while Bush is still President, the FCC proposed on January 24, 2008, the creation of permanent station advisory boards comprised of local officials and other community leaders, to periodically advise them of local needs and issues to ensure content diversity on the air.

• Any station that fails to placate these “local community leaders” would then be subject to license revocation by the FCC with an accelerated license review every two years as opposed to the current eight years. This would allow each station license in America to be attacked twice during just one Obama term.

Question: What organization first used “localism” at the FCC in this fashion? Answer: The United Church of Christ, Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s highly-politicized denomination. UCC has an entity called the Office of Communication, Inc., which successfully took a broadcast license away from a Southern station it felt was not covering the civil rights movement fairly. This is just one reason John McCain should have realized Rev. Wright was fair game in the campaign.

This, then, is the historical template that Obama, Podesta, and their FCC maven Rivera intend to use to do something about the curse of conservative talk radio in America: Redefine FCC “localism” to give community activists the right to demand more local, liberal content. If station ownership does not comply, then licenses will be revoked and given to minority owners.

One of the more clever aspects of this “localism” plan is that, should a station lose its license to a liberal owner whose content will reflect his/her views, then there will be no Fairness Doctrine around to require equal time from aggrieved conservative listeners.

Christian radio stations will be saddled with local Muslim “advisory boards” demanding equal time and getting it. The Brave New World awaits." (Jack Thompson/HumanEvents.com 11/20/08)

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29566

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    WAG

  • "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."

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Plato

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    WAG

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Galileo

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Jack Miner

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    WAG

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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”

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    WAG

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    James Madison

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • 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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    American Patriot

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    George Mason

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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)

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    George Mason

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Charley Reese

  • “The 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

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • “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”

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

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Socrates

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • 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.

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • "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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    Luck

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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.

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

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

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ann Coulter

  • "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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Unknown

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

    WAG

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

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

    Syrus

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucius

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

    George Washington

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    GR

  • “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 GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    George W. Bush

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • “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 )

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

    Clint Murchison

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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Voltaire

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

    Unknown

  • "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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Charlotte

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    John D. Ashcroft

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Samuel Adams

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    WAG

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Confucious

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    WAG

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Reverend Ike

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • "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."

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

  • "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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • “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”

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    George Santayana

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    John Wooden

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Plato

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Robert Schuller

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    James Madison

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Christie

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

    Voltaire

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Robert Frost

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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)

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

    Anatole France

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • “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)

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


    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mitt Romney

  • 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.”

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

    Bob Hope

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • “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