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Multiculturalism And The Myth Of Compromise
Posted By: Letters on January 14, 2015 09:14 AM in MYTHS
Deana Chadwell  AmericanThinker.com Published on January 14, 2015


"For the last few decades, Western civilization has been attempting to avoid the difficult levels of thought -- analysis, synthesis, and most of all, evaluation. No one wants to be the one to point a finger and say, “That’s just wrong.” For one thing, as we learned from Charlie Hebdo, doing so can get you killed. But we also know that repercussions can take other forms as well -- job loss, lawsuits, public ridicule, and personal rejection (I don’t have as many friends as I used to). We have been basking in the luxury of sloppy, pseudo-intellectual mock thinking and it may cost us everything. The horrors of 9/11, the Boston bombing, the Fort Hood shooting, and the Paris massacre demand that civilized people adjust their thinking about two closely-related ideas: multiculturalism and compromise.

As a long-time veteran of public schools I can speak to the influence of multiculturalism in our education systems. It appears to be the result of our attempt to rid the public square of Christian influence and replace it with a purely human credo; rather than teach students to discern good from bad in the biblical sense, we’ve taken the easy road and decided to go with “tolerance” also known as “multiculturalism.” If nothing is truly bad, then we can all skip down the road together, holding hands and singing "People of the World". No judgment, no shame; no shame, no retaliation; no retaliation, no war. That’s the dream.

That works just fine as long as the cultures we have to deal with are not noticeably different from our own. Western societies, steeped for so many centuries in the Christian worldview, can live side-by-side without the necessity for repudiation, but throw in a mindset that has rejected biblical justice since Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, and we have a different challenge: if we don’t wake from this Prozac-laced, guilt-ridden haze and realize that not all cultures can be safely welcomed, we will lose it all.

I once had a college professor who said repeatedly, “Culture is just one group’s way of getting to the waterhole, “ and there’s a certain truth to that, but what my professor didn’t acknowledge is that not all cultures make it to the waterhole, and  some get to the waterhole by hitching a ride on the backs of those who already have created a clear path, and then opening fire on them. That’s what happened in Paris last week.

There’s little point in going to the “most Muslims are good” argument; it’s irrelevant. Most Germans were good as well, but that didn’t help the Jews. Perhaps the radical jihadists are just aberrations similar to Torquemada -- nevertheless, they exist and they can’t be dealt with if the West continues to swallow its morality like a piece of gristle and welcome these hideous people with open arms. Shortly after 9/11, during a discussion with an honors English class, my students -- every one of them -- insisted that the 19 terrorists responsible for the attack were not guilty of anything awful because they were just following their beliefs. It made me furious, but not with the kids; it made me furious with my colleagues who taught them such drivel, taught them to bow to the god of multiculturalism, regardless of the human sacrifice he demanded.

The sister of this sloppy thinking is “compromise.” That’s the recommended method for dealing with the inevitable conflicts between cultures; it is the chief doctrine of liberalism, but it doesn’t mean what it sounds like it means, and it has invaded areas where it has no business being.

The concept of compromise is not, and should not be, applicable to moral issues. For one thing, the logical Law of the Excluded Middle prohibits such a thing -- it is either right or wrong to murder a child; such a thing cannot be compromised on; there is no middle ground here on which to stand. What would a compromise on that issue even look like? It’s okay to kill a kid but only on alternate Wednesdays? It’s okay to murder little Johnny if he is deemed by his parents to be substandard, or if his existence is inconvenient?

Can we compromise on issues like the national debt? It’s good to yoke our children to the oxen of perpetual obligation if – if – what? What can possibly mitigate that wrong? Can we compromise on health care? Is it copacetic to deny the elderly care so those younger can have it cheaper? Is that morally acceptable? No, of course not, but that’s the deal the Democrat Congress passed and the president signed. Can we compromise with terrorists? According to Hillary we must respect their views -- how do we respect female genital mutilation? How do we pretend that they aren’t beheading children, raping little girls, or crucifying Christians, committing atrocities that society hasn’t seen for hundreds of years? How do we compromise on that? Limit the numbers they torture per month?

On the other hand, we can easily compromise, and should be willing to do so, on non-moral issues. I want a blue chair, but my husband wants red, so we agree to buy the red and blue striped Lazy-Boy. That’s an acceptable compromise.  John wants to go to the races, Mary wants to go to the ballet, so they compromise -- she goes with him to watch cars whiz around in circles and later that night they both dress up and watch people hop around a stage in toe shoes. No moral issue there, either.

For one thing, compromise requires trust. I couldn’t negotiate with my husband about the living room chair if I didn’t trust that he would order the chair we agreed upon. Mary couldn’t consent to go to the races unless she was sure that John would follow through and take her to the ballet. So if we transfer this idea to politics or foreign policy, there’s going to be a problem.

So, of course we shouldn’t compromise with those who say clearly and loudly that they want to kill us, or with those whose “moral” code clearly gives them permission to lie. Can we turn a blind, oh-so-tolerant eye to the heinous crimes committed by these people? Can we say, like my students, “Oh, they’re just following their religion,” and cave to whatever demands they make in the name of compromise?

And we have been caving to their demands: we are teaching our public school students about all the blessings of Islam, allowing special prayer time for Muslim students in public schools where the Christian kids are not allowed to openly pray. We are altering school menus so as not to offend the 1% of students who don’t want to be in the presence of pork. (We’ve never done that for our Jewish students, but then they never threatened reprisals if we didn’t.) We have allowed this president to pack his administration with Muslims -- as compromise? as a bow to multiculturalism? Or, perish the thought, under that guise committing a form of treason.

The trouble with the myths of multiculturalism (or political correctness) and compromise is that they are as shape-shifting and shadowy as a ghost, as duplicitous and sneaky as a thief, and as vicious and unmerciful as the Assyrian hordes. America will rue the day she invited them in -- unless we take a deep breath, screw up all our courage and send the both of them packing." -- Deana Chadwell

Deana Chadwell blogs at A Single Window – www.asinglewindow.com.


Deana Chadwell  AmericanThinker.com January 14, 2015

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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.

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Wayne LaPierre

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    James Madison

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    George Washington

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    American Citizen

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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


    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Unknown

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • “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)

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

  • "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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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)

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

    Plato

  • 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.

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    George Berkeley

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    James Bovard

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

    WAG

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    James Madison

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

  • "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 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

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

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Anonymous

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William P. Anthony

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

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

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

    Daniel Webster

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • 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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • “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”

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Robert Schuller

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Paul Horning

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    GR

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    John Kerry

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

    George Eliot

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

    WAG

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    American Patriot

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • 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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • “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

  • "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

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    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

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

    John Adams

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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”

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Knute Rockne

  • "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."

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Washington

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    John Adams

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

    John Wooden

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

    Charlotte

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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)

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Confucius

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

  • "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)

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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

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

    James Madison

  • You 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    John Adams

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • “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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    WAG

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    James Madison

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexander the Great

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Luck

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • 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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    Plato

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    David Letterman

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

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

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

    Confucious

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Socrates

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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."

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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)

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

  • 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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

  • "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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "I 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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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