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Democrats The Real Party Of The Rich
Posted By: BullsEye on December 27, 2014 10:52 AM in MYTHS
Thomas Lifson  AmericanThinker.com Published on December 26, 2014


"One of the great misconceptions in American politics is that Republicans are the party of the rich.  That title belongs to the Democrats, who regularly garner the big bucks of America’s moneyed elite.  David Elliott of the AP reports:

For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections.

At least, that is, among those groups that must disclose what they raise and spend.

Among the top 100 individual donors to political groups, more than half gave primarily to Democrats or their allies. Among groups that funneled more than $100,000 to allies, the top of the list tilted overwhelmingly toward Democrats — a group favoring the GOP doesn't appear on the list until No. 14.

The two biggest super PACs of 2014? Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC — both backing Democrats.

In all, the top 10 individual donors to outside groups injected almost $128 million into this year's elections. Democratic-leaning groups collected $91 million of it.

Among the 183 groups that wrote checks of $100,000 or more to another group, Democrats had a 3-to-1 cash advantage. The biggest player was the National Education Association, at $22 million. Not a single Republican-leaning group cracked the top 10 list of those transferring money to others.

Overall, for the campaign season that just ended, donors who gave more than $1 million sent roughly 60 cents of every dollar to liberal groups. Among the 10 biggest donors, Democrats outspent Republicans by an almost 3-to-1 margin.

There are a number of reasons why the rich tend to support the Democrats.  One is the protection racket.  Democrats are the party that demagogues class warfare rhetoric.  Supporting them buys a degree of immunity.  The left’s dominance of cultural institutions means that social prestige as well as political benefit flows in the direction of those who “fight the good fight” (as the left sees it) by supporting the Democrats.  Although the Koch brothers lavishly support various cultural institutions, their support for conservative/libertarian causes has made their names anathema in much of the cultural and media establishment.

The Democrats are also the party of Big Government, and the mega-rich often fnd themselves in a position to benefit from BG programs.  A little subsidy here, a loan guarantee there, tax breaks for following the will of the social engineers – it all adds up.

By supporting the political party of the left, some people feel redeemed for their greed, misdeeds, and lack of personal consideration for those with less.  They are hailed as saviors of the oppressed, and if they treat those same people with condescension or worse, why, it is all washed away by their support for the “enlightened” policies of the left, which offer succor to the oppressed.

As for the big organizations that overwhelmingly support the Democrats, look to the favors BG offers them.

The GOP is the party of the middle class and small business.  Demcorats are the party of the the rich and the poor." -- Thomas Lifson

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Thomas Lifson  AmericanThinker.com December 26, 2014

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

  • “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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Unknown

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    GR

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    James Madison

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    George Mason

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    George Washington

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Plato

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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)

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

    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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Confucious

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

    Dave Barry

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Mark Twain

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “The 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

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

  • 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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "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

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

  • "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.

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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)

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Wooden

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Anonymous

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

  • "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"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Luck

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    George Washington

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

    Tacitus

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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."

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • “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)

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • 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.”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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)

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

    David Letterman

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • 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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Plato

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

  • "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

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

  • "I 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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    George Orwell

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • “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 )

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

    Voltaire

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • “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”

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    George Eliot

  • "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 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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • 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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    George Santayana

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

    American Citizen

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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."

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • “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 are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable"

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "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

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Berkeley

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • “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)

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

    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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    WAG

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

    Mitt Romney

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Sutherland

  • "The 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)

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

  • “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 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)

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Confucius

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "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

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

    Sophia Loren

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • 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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charlotte

  • 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

  • “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

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "Great men do not set out to be great, they set out to do great things"

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • “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?”

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Benjamin Franklin