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Litigation Strategy Prepared To Battle 'Fairness Doctrine'

Obama administration waffles on plans to restore regulations

"A law firm specializing in constitutional law has assembled a battle plan to oppose the re-installation of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," which would apply a layer of government regulation to speech on America's radio airwaves – just as an administration official is waffling on whether the rules are needed.

Meanwhile, a poll has revealed that nearly half of Americans oppose the plan – but think Congress will bring it back anyway.

The American Center for Law and Justice said its "litigation strategy" is prepared should the doctrine – or a similar regulatory measure – "be brought back to muzzle Christian broadcasting."

The organization said more than 230,000 people have signed its petition urging members of Congress to support the Broadcaster Freedom Act – which would prevent the so-called Fairness Doctrine.

More than 62,000 more have signed onto WND's own petition on the issue.

"There's a constant drumbeat on Capitol Hill to bring back regulations that would be devastating to Christian broadcasters – regulations that would put the government in control of telling broadcasters what to air," said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ.

"While we support Congressional action that would prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine, we're formulating our litigation strategy in the event this discriminatory regulation is put in place. Putting the federal government in control of dictating the content of what's aired would effectively muzzle Christian broadcasters and is an unconstitutional attempt to stifle free speech," Sekulow said.

"Whether Congress moves to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, or if the FCC acts to do so on its own behalf, we will be ready to challenge this in federal court," he said.

The organization's analysis of the current Democratic move to build support for the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" calls it "nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt by some liberal members of Congress to silence the conservatives who oppose them."

This comes just as a new report from RasmussenReports.com reveals that only 38 percent of U.S. voters believe the government should require radio stations to offer "equal" amounts of conservative and liberal political commentary.

The report said 47 percent oppose such demands, a drop of support for the government plan of nine percent in just that past few months. The report said only 26 percent of voters think conservatives have an unfair advantage in the media, an argument on which much of the congressional support for new regulations is based.

However, Rasmussen also reported 51 percent believe it is at least somewhat likely Democrats in Congress will restore the regulations anyway. The survey of 1,000 likely voters was done Feb. 12-13 and has a margin of error of three percentage points.

The developments come as David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, refused to repeat much-used campaign denials of plans for the rules.

In a weekend interview, he said, when asked about administration plans for the rules, "I'm going to leave that issue to Julius Genachowski, our new head of the FCC, to, and the president, to discuss. So I don't have an answer for you now," he said.

That aligns with what Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House, already has been told twice in the short tenure of the Obama administration regarding the doctrine.

Kinsolving twice has raised the issue during White House news briefings and twice Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has ducked responding. He's said he'll have to look into it or study up on it.

The most recent interaction was just last week:

"How does the president believe that the First Amendment can be upheld if the so-called Fairness Doctrine is reinstated and applied only to electronic media and not to any newspapers, magazines, and wire services?" Kinsolving asked.

Responded Gibbs, "Les, I pledge to you to study up on the Fairness Doctrine so that one day I might give you a more fulsome answer…"

During the campaign, however, officials for Obama's effort repeatedly gave this answer:

"Senator Obama does not support re-imposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters," said press secretary Michael Ortiz in a summer 2008 e-mail. "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."

According to the American Spectator blog, senior Federal Communications Commission staff members for acting FCC chief Michael Copps already have met with aides to House Energy and Commerce Committee chief Henry Waxman to talk about installing the "Fairness Doctrine" without actually naming the policy that.

The report said not only is the plan to regulate radio under consideration, "Waxman is also interested … in looking at how the Internet is being used for content and free speech purposes."

Continued the report, "One idea Waxman's committee staff is looking at is a congressionally mandated policy that would require all TV and radio stations to have in place 'advisory boards' that would act as watchdogs to ensure 'community needs and opinions' are given fair treatment."

Online forum participants were not in an accommodating mood:

"I'm ready to get my pitchfork and march to Washington to defend free speech. If Democrats plan to restrict the speech of talk radio – and by that conservative speech – then I believe they will be digging their own grave. God help us if they succeed."

"As the rapid rush to total gov't control continues one has to wonder where the gulags for thought and speech control will be set up.

"What is this 'we won' nonsense. We have a constitution in this country and a process that ensures the preservation of institutions without regard to who is in power. Free speech exists so the people can hear information they need to make their decisions for self-rule. Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio is chosen by the people through advertising dollars as a source of their information. Authoritarian elitists like Waxman want to decide what we should listen to and therefore want to interfere with the decision making process required for democratic self-rule.

The policy was launched in the 1940s and abandoned in 1987 under President Reagan as unneeded and unconstitutional.. Reagan opposed the policy because it required broadcast TV and radio programs to air "opposing views" on political issues, which had the practical effect of virtually eliminating opinion programs.

Since abandonment of the policy, the number of radio talk shows has risen from a few dozen to more than 3,000.

WND founder and editor Joseph Farah long has warned about Democrats' plans to revive restrictions on the airwaves.

"If the Democrats and their me-too Republican allies are successful at sacking talk radio, there will be no stopping them," Farah warned. "Broadcast will be first. Then they will go after the Internet with taxes and new regulations and hate-crimes laws. And when they succeed at muzzling dissenting voices there, they will even turn to print. Remember, we are dealing with a neo-fascist mentality here."

Many fear the Fairness Doctrine would drive talk radio hosts – like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage – out of business.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has affirmed her support to Human Events reporter John Gizzi for a "Fairness" policy, and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., told radio host Jim Villanucci, "I would want this station and all stations to have to present a balanced perspective and different points of view, instead of always hammering away at one side of the political [spectrum]."

Michael G. Franc, writing on the National Review's "The Corner" blog, noted that attorney general nominee Eric Holder also has refused to commit to opposing to the idea.

Obama's choice to head his FCC transition team, Democrat Henry Rivera, added to fear in media circles that the so-called Fairness Doctrine might return to silence conservative talk radio.

Brian Maloney, on his blog The Radio Equalizer, said he believes Rivera will use his position to bring back the law for that very purpose.

Rivera, according to Maloney, "is expected to lead the push to dismantle commercial talk radio that is favored by a number of Democratic Party senators. Rivera will play a pivotal role in preventing critics from having a public voice during Obama's tenure in office."

According to Politico.com, Axelrod's comments came in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.

"If Obama's position on the Fairness Doctrine is the same as during the campaign – and I have no reason to believe it isn't – stating that clearly would quickly silence a lot of conservative critics who assume the Democratic president is going to push to reinstate the defunct policy. Otherwise, the Fairness Doctrine chatter on the airwaves isn't likely to die down," the commentary said.

In the last two weeks, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., both expressed support about introducing legislation to bring "accountability" to the airwaves."  (Bob Unruh/WorldNetDaily.com 2/16/09)


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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    Plato

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • 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

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

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    WAG

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "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)

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Dave Gardner

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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)

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Tullius Cicero

  • "I 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”

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    GR

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Government Motto

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Ian Fleming

  • 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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    John Adams

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Doug Christie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Pope John Paul II

  • "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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    George W. Bush

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

    WAG

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

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • "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

  • "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)

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Confucius

  • “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 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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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.

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

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Washington

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    James Madison

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

    Rod Serling

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

  • “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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    David Letterman

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Mason

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Hugo Black

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

    George Washington

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Willis Player

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Danny Schecter

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "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"

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

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Author Unknown

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

    John Wayne

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Voltaire

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    James Madison

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    WAG

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aristotle

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

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

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Alfred Adler

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


    WAG

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

    Luck

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    George Washington

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "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.

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

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ann Landers

  • “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”

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Alexander Tytler

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

    Socrates

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Aristotle

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

  • “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

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

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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."

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

  • “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

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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”

  • 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.”

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Santayana

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Anonymous

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    John Wooden

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Steven Wright

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

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • 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.

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    American Patriot

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Washington

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

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

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

    Daniel Webster

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    WAG

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Unknown

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    David Stockman

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Anonymous

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Anatole France

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • "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

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Confucious

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Plato

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Chinese proverb

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Galileo

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    David Boaz