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Julian Castro And The Making Of The Obama Myth
Posted By: DAD on February 12, 2015 09:33 AM in MYTHS
Layne D. Hansen  AmericanThinker.com Published on February 12, 2015


"The people who created Barack Obama are already working on their next creation -- and that is Julian Castro.

This warning comes in the wake of a 2014 blog piece that claimed Julian Castro would be added to the ticket only to boost Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning Texas in 2016. I disagree that this is the purpose of adding Castro; rather, he is set to become the “Hispanic Obama” as Tom Tancredo’s excellent 2012 piece claimed. The main point here is that it is dangerous to underestimate the left’s ability to create political myths and Julian Castro is the perfect figure for this.

While Barack Obama has always been arrogant about becoming president, two recent examples are particularly galling. Although he was said to be joking, in his recent State of the Union Obama reminded the country that he’d won two elections. More recently, Obama’s team (and no doubt Obama himself shares the sentiments) mocked Mitt Romney for not running in 2016. If Obama weren’t so damaging to the country, conservatives would have the last laugh because without a fawning media, empty rhetoric and slogans, and illegal campaign donations, Barack Hussein Obama never would have won his party’s nomination in 2008 let alone become a two-term president. 

The Obama Nightmare is almost over, but Democrats now have a proven formula for keeping the White House: create a candidate who is impervious to criticism either because of race or gender, exaggerate their resume, get the media behind them, connect them to the popular culture, and watch the votes roll in.  Democrats are poised to nominate Hillary Clinton, although there are other options, among which Elizabeth Warren seems to be the most viable. Democrats will likely push for a Hillary presidency, but as always, they are taking the long view -- they want to follow the formula that got Obama elected and the likely figure is Julian Castro, former San Antonio mayor and current Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary.

Obama was the least accomplished person ever to be competitive in the race for POTUS, let alone win. His marginal accomplishments were all inflated. Unlike Obama, Castro has executive experience as mayor of a large city. Like Obama, he has degrees from Stanford and Harvard (and we know how the Left likes to tout prestigious educations). Also like Obama, Castro is young, handsome, charismatic, and he made his debut on the national stage giving the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention (Obama in 2004; Castro in 2012).  

The Clintons have already seen Castro’s potential, reportedly making a connection with him. There is no doubt the Clintons are planning on winning the nomination in 2016 and they are already looking for Hillary’s running mate. However, if the Obama example means anything, it is extremely likely that Castro will be the vice-presidential nominee no matter who is at the top of the ticket. His elevation to HUD secretary alone suggests as much.  Every other attempt to add to his resume or build his connections is merely gravy.

So why is this a problem? Conservatives are at risk of being caught flat-footed as both Republicans and Hillary were by the sudden emergence and meteoric rise of Barack Obama in 2007. In fact, Obama’s rise was so fast that Bill Clinton called it a “fairy tale” and accused the Obama campaign of using the race card against him. Furthermore, the Clintons were so shocked by the all-out leftist media secession that they praised Fox News for their fair and balanced coverage. The right needs to be forward looking and follow the adage of “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” 

With Obama’s departure from American politics, it is easy to heave a sigh of relief. However, it is imperative that conservatives remain vigilant by learning from the 2008 election cycle. Liberals are always planning ahead; they are relentless in their pursuit of their agenda. It has never been about Barack Obama -- it has always been about the ideologically driven agenda. Obama has merely been a carrier of the torch for eight years.  He may well pass it on to Julian Castro.

So what can be done? As with fighting cancer, the first step is to diagnose the problem. In this case it is liberals have a successful formula. Also, Castro has a limited record. As mentioned earlier, he holds degrees from prestigious schools, but so did Barack Obama and he is arguably the worst president in our country’s history. Unlike Obama, however, Castro has had executive experience, both as a mayor and now as a member of the cabinet. What cannot be lost, in what is sure to be an absolute and positive media bombardment on his behalf, is that Castro is just another liberal ideologue that is going to push the same tired, destructive agenda that Obama will have pushed for eight years.

The second step is to formulate a treatment plan. In politics this is done through opposition research. Conservative journalists need to start this process now. This will pressure both Castro and his handlers. If enough light can be shone upon him before the liberal media is able to create his myth then the left will be pressured to seek possible alternatives. As it stands now, however, Castro looks to be the Democrats’ future." -- Layne D. Hansen


Layne D. Hansen  AmericanThinker.com February 12, 2015

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

  • "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

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    John D. Ashcroft

  • “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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    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

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

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

    James Madison

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • 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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Charley Reese

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Peter Drucker

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "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"

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Jack Miner

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

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

    John Adams

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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."

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George W. Bush

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    American Patriot

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Orwell

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    David Letterman

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

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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    George Washington

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

    Unknown

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ann Coulter

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

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


    WAG

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

  • “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”

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

  • "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

  • “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”

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

  • "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

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

    William Faulkner

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charlotte

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    George Sutherland

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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)

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

    George Santayana

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Government Motto

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    John Wooden

  • “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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Reverend Ike

  • “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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

  • “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?”

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

    American Patriot

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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)

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

    Howard Buffett

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Plato

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Barry

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    George Mason

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    GR

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

  • "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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    John Adams

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    George Washington

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

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

    Moliere

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Pat Flynn

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • “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”

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

  • “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • "I 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

  • "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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    John Wayne

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

  • "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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Author Unknown

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

    Confucius

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • “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

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

    John Adams

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Doug Powers

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    James Madison

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    John Adams

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "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)

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Doug Christie

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Orwell

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Brad Thor

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

    WAG

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Syrus

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    James Madison

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Orwell

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

  • "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.

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Galileo

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Voltaire

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Steven Wright

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

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