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The Walker-Stupid, Obama-Genius Myth
Posted By: Letters on February 16, 2015 08:36 AM in MYTHS
Jack Cashill Published on February 16, 2015

"On Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC show this past week Yale-educated Howard Dean added a new word to the lexicon of Democratic condescension, “unknowledgeable.”

“Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations that did not have a college degree,” said Dean of the Wisconsin governor. “And that's a problem.” Scarborough countered later in the conversation, “Well, nobody is accusing Scott Walker of being dumb because he didn't graduate from college except you.” 

“I didn't say dumb,” Dean clarified. “I said unknowledgeable.” 

Despite their self-designation as the party of the people, the Democrats will reinforce this “unknowledgeable” theme at every opportunity. Through their control of the media, they have been rigging political IQ tests for the last half-century, if not longer.

Those Republicans who were not evil geniuses -- Nixon, Gingrich, Cheney, Rove -- the media have painted as blithering idiots. Dwight Eisenhower was doddering and incoherent. Gerald Ford, perhaps the best athlete to occupy the White House, was a bumbling fool.

“I wanted [Jimmy] Carter in and I wanted [Ford] out,” comedian Chevy Chase would later admit of his mocking Ford impersonation on "Saturday Night Live", “and I figured look, we're reaching millions of people every weekend, why not do it."

Ronald Reagan, in the memorable words of Clark Clifford, was an “amiable dunce.” The senior George Bush was so out of touch he was ambushed by a grocery scanner. Dan Quayle could not spell “potato.” George W. Bush inspired the popular bumper sticker, “A village in Texas is missing its idiot.” And Sarah Palin was the yokel who could allegedly “see Russia from my house.”

In a 2010 tour of the White House, Liverpool High grad Paul McCartney would capture the pop zeitgeist perfectly both in terms of content and dopy condescension. Said McCartney, in a graceless dig at George Bush, an avid reader and Harvard MBA, “After the last eight years, it’s great to have a President who knows what a library is.”

Democratic politicians, as McCartney implied, are smart, even “scary smart,” often too bright for an undeserving American citizenry. Adlai Stevenson was an “egghead.” JFK was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Eugene McCarthy was professorial. George McGovern was cerebral. Bill Bradley was a Rhodes scholar. So was Bill Clinton. 

Hillary Clinton was the smartest woman on the planet. Gary Hart, Michael Dukakis, and Al Gore were all big-brained wonks. John Kerry was so finely educated that when smearing American troops, he remembered to pronounce “Genghis”  “Jenghis.” And Barack Obama, the latest and greatest incarnation of Democratic genius, is “probably the smartest guy ever to become president” -- at least according to historian Michael Beschloss.

Most Americans never got to hear that Ted Sorensen wrote Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, or that Bill Bradley scored an embarrassing 485 on his verbal SAT, or that John Kerry’s grades at Yale were “virtually identical” to George W. Bush’s, or that the teacher in Quayle’s classroom held a flashcard with potato misspelled, or that the scanner that ambushed Bush 41 was so new it surprised the camera crew as well.

And while the Washington Post has already spent more than 2,000 words digging into Scott Walker’s academic background, they and their media colleagues have had no more interest in exploring Obama’s academic background than they have in reopening Al Capone’s vault.

Since nothing Obama has done as president reflects anything like brilliance, the myth of his genius continues to rest on two pre-election assumptions, both unchallenged by the major media. One is that Obama alone wrote his 1995 autobiography Dreams from My Father, “the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician” according to Time’s Joe Klein. The second is that Obama deserved to be president of the Harvard Law Review.

For those interested in the first question I would recommend my book, Deconstructing Obama. As the record will show, Obama was incapable of writing that book on his own. It is telling that when bestselling celebrity biographer Christopher Andersen confirmed the same in his book Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, the Obama White House leaned hard on CNN to keep him off the air.

As to the second question, no, Obama did not deserve to become president of the Harvard Law Review, let alone to be admitted to Harvard, Columbia University, or even Occidental College. Friendly biographer David Remnick tells us that Obama was an “unspectacular” student in his two years at Columbia and at every stop before that going back to grade school. A Northwestern University professor who wrote a letter of reference for Obama reinforces the point, telling Remnick, “I don’t think [Obama] did too well in college.”

How such an indifferent student got into a law school whose applicants’ LSAT scores typically track between 98 to 99 percentile and whose GPAs range between 3.80 and 4.00 is a subject all his biographers have ignored despite some tantalizing clues, like the one offered by African-American entrepreneur and politico, Percy Sutton, in March 2008.

A Manhattan borough president for twelve years, Sutton had appeared on a local New York City show called "Inside City Hall." When asked about Obama by the show’s host, the octogenarian Sutton calmly and lucidly explained that he had been “introduced to [Obama] by a friend.”

The friend's name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction had taken place about twenty years prior. Sutton described al-Mansour as "the principal adviser to one of the world's richest men." The billionaire in question was Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.

According to Sutton, al-Mansour had asked him to "please write a letter in support of [Obama]... a young man that has applied to Harvard." Sutton had friends at Harvard and gladly did so.

Three months before the election it should have mattered that a respected black political figure had publicly announced that an outspoken anti-Semite like al-Mansour, backed by a Saudi billionaire, had been guiding Obama’s career perhaps for the last twenty years, but the story died a quick and unnatural death.

In truth, Obama may not have needed Sutton’s help. Michelle Obama’s experience testifies to the same. “Told by counselors that her SAT scores and her grades weren’t good enough for an Ivy League school,” writes Christopher Andersen, “Michelle applied to Princeton and Harvard anyway.”

Admitted to Princeton, Michelle struggled. Biographer Liza Mundy charitably describes her senior thesis as “dense and turgid.” The less charitable Christopher Hitchens observed, “To describe [the thesis] as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written in any known language.” 

Still, Michelle was admitted to and graduated from Harvard Law. Although a better student than Michelle, Obama did not make the Law Review the old-fashioned way, the way HLR’s first black editor, Charles Houston, had 70 years prior. To Obama’s good fortune, the HLR had replaced a meritocracy in which editors were elected based on grades -- the president being the student with the highest academic rank -- with one in which half the editors were chosen through a writing competition. 

This competition, the New York Times reported in 1990, was “meant to help insure that minority students became editors of the Law Review.” If Obama’s entry in the writing competition had begun, “As an angry young black man,” I suspect his odds of being selected editor would have improved considerably. 

In a rare honest moment while at Harvard, Obama described himself in a letter to the Harvard Law Record “as someone who has undoubtedly benefited from affirmative action programs during my academic career, and as someone who may have benefited from the Law Review’s affirmative action policy.” The media have chosen not to know this.

At Harvard, Obama’s timing was better than his writing. In the same spring 1990 term that he would stand for the presidency of the HLR, the Law School found itself embroiled in a nasty racial brouhaha. Black firebrand law professor Derrick Bell was demanding that Harvard appoint a black woman to the law faculty.

Under pressure, HLR editors felt obliged to elect their first African-American president. Obama had an advantage. Spared the legacy of slavery and segregation, and having grown up in a white household, he lacked the hard edge of many of his black colleagues. Joe Biden would clumsily sum up the Obama advantage years later, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American presidential candidate who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Once elected, Obama contributed not one signed word to the HLR or any other law journal. As Matthew Franck has pointed out in National Review Online, “A search of the HeinOnline database of law journals turns up exactly nothing credited to Obama in any law review anywhere at any time.”

No matter. The Obama genius myth carried Obama into the White House -- but no further. As president, Obama has done his best to diminish the myth, and Mitt Romney all but killed it off during their first debate.

Walker, alas, will never get the chance to test himself against Obama. If he finds his way through the primaries, however, he will get to make his bones against whichever Ivy-coated big brain the Democrats throw his way.

College degree or not, the smart money is on Walker." -- Jack Cashill

Jack Cashill February 16, 2015

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    Alexander Hamilton

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    Will Rogers

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


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    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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


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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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


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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Howard Buffett

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Eliot

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

    James A. Garfield

  • “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?”

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


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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

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


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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Government Motto

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    David Stockman

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

    Mark Twain

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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"


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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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


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

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    American Citizen

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    Danny Schecter

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Leo Durocher

  • 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.”

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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


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


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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • “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”

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


  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”


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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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


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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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


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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

  • “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”

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

  • “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

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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


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

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

  • “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)

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

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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"

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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


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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Albert Einstein

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


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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

  • "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)

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

    George Washington

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    George Washington

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    John Adams

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


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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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


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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

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

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

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


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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

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


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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


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

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

    George Mason

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Jack Miner

  • "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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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"


  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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


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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    W. C. Fields

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    James Bovard

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


  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    James Madison

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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


  • “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

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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."


  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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


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

    Saul Bellow

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    George Washington

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

  • "The Constitution shall never be prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Orwell

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"


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


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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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


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

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


  • “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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William P. Anthony

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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

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

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


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

    George Mason

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Kerry

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


  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    William Pitt

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"


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

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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.

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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


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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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.

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • “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 )

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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."


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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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


  • "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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Rick Perry

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


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

    Lord Byron

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

  • “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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

  • "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"


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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    John Wayne

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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


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

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Karl Marx

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


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

    Doug Larson

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

    James Madison

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    George W. Bush

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

    James Madison

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

  • “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 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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Yogi Berra

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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


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

    James Madison

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

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

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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


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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"


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

    Paul Horning

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Charles Dickens

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


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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Patrick Henry

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


  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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


  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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


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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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


  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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


  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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


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


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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

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


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

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

    Harry Truman

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


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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Bob Hope

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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


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

    Wendell Phillips

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ann Landers

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

  • "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

  • "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

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


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


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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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


  • "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

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


  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

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


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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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


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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

  • “The 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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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


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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


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


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

    Ayn Rand

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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


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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • “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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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


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

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

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Orwell

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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)

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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.”


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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "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