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'Fairness Doctrine' … Say What?

Pat Boone speculates on future of 1st Amendment via radio waves



"It was in the Fillmore West, hallowed hall of rock music in late-'60s San Francisco. The place was jammed, and an increasingly familiar herbal haze hung like a cloud over the young crowd grooving to the guitar wizardry of Jimi Hendrix.



As the reverberating echo of his last chord died away, a young man yelled with all his might, "Jimi, you're the truth!" And the whole audience cheered and applauded its agreement.



But Jimi stood as if frozen, waiting for the clamor to subside. Soon there was an uneasy silence - and Jimi Hendrix finally answered, almost to himself, "Truth? What is truth?"



I've thought about that profound moment a lot lately. I've pondered words and their meanings, what certain words meant originally, and what - if anything - they've come to mean today.



Take the words "fairness doctrine," for example.



Even without consulting a dictionary, we'd surely all agree that they connote equality, openness, evenhandedness, wouldn't we? Almost like the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."



But now, somehow, those words have been chosen to name a proposed legislative decree that, while proposing to promote the qualities enunciated above, would accomplish in reality the exact opposite of those meanings. Instead, if enacted, the so-called "fairness doctrine" would throttle the speech of some to give unrestricted prominence to others. Its actual purpose is to silence opposition and resistance to the philosophies and intents of a liberal faction in our society - and even to classify some biblical pronouncements and doctrines as "hate speech."



Oh, the proponents of this "doctrine" will deny this intent, but reason shows there can be no other rationale for it.



It's like abortion. The majority of Americans still abhor the practice of abortion, and even our new president has said he does, too. There's no question, medically, that every single abortion extinguishes a human life in development.



So those who think otherwise came up with another word - "choice." They shifted the focus from the innocent baby to its mother, a female who surely has the right to "choose." And the "pro-choice" movement has steadily grown in appeal and acceptance. Now proponents by the millions clamor for the "right" to "choose." It sounds so much more appealing and humane, doesn't it?



Of course, if you ask a woman heading for an abortion exactly what her "choice" is, she'll look for any answer other than "I'm going to kill this baby; I didn't ask for it, I don't want it, and I'm going to get rid of it; and it's my choice." That is the fact, but it does sound, well ... heartless.



And so it is with the cunningly named "fairness doctrine." When asked directly on the Hannity TV show a few nights ago if he thought such a decree was justifiable constitutionally, Willie Brown phumphed a little and said, "Well, I do think we need to find a balance between conservative and liberal viewpoints. After all, the airwaves belong to the people, and shouldn't be heavily weighted in just one direction. ..."



Sounds pretty reasonable, doesn't it?



It might unless you remember that 95 percent of the media, in television and newspapers and almost all publications, are admittedly, unashamedly and openly liberal. Only radio, and a very few television programs, feature conservative hosts and perspectives.



And why is that? Did some unscrupulous group of thugs barge in and take over the programming? Are those stations and regular programs owned by "a conniving right-wing conspiracy" of wealthy conservatives, commandeering public airwaves?



No, the good old American free enterprise system, and democratic choice itself, is at work. See, the majority of Americans are still rather center-right politically, and decidedly more conservative and traditional than most media personnel. So they understandably tune in to hear what they like, and to agree with sentiments and concerns voiced by people who think the way they do.



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  • “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

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

    Aristotle

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Aristotle

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Bob Hope

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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)

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

    William Pitt

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Charlie Daniels

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

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

    John Kerry

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mitt Romney

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    George Orwell

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Steven Wright

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • “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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    David Stockman

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

    John Wayne

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Sam Adams

  • “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

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

    Rod Serling

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

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • “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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Dean Acheson

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    WAG

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    WAG

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    James Bovard

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    WAG

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

  • "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)

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Mason

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Barbara Bush

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Tacitus

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Plato

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

    George Washington

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

    Confucious

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

    George Santayana

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    James Madison

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "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)

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • 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.

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Luck

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • "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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "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)

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Aristotle

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Samuel Adams

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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "You piss off a conservative by lying. You piss off a liberal by telling the truth."

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Howard Buffett

  • “The 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 )

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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.

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "What 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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Moliere

  • “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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    George Orwell

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    WAG

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Unknown

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    James Madison

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “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

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

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

    Jason Laumark

  • “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

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

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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.

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    American Patriot

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Syrus

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    George Washington

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Anonymous

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Socrates

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Ann Coulter

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Paine