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The Myth That Republicans Are Growing More Extreme
Posted By: Caxy on June 3, 2015 08:23 AM in MYTHS
Matthew Vadum   FrontPageMag.com Published on June 3, 2015


"There is an insidious meme afoot that in the Obama era Democrats have been heroically restraining themselves by clinging to moderate policies while ideologically extreme Republicans have gone hog-wild in the pursuit of conservative purity.

Today’s Democratic Party makes common cause with the criminals who burn down poor people’s neighborhoods in American cities. And yet the Right is somehow alleged to be more susceptible to “extremism.”

Sharpening her class-warfare guillotine, Hillary Clinton calls for the “toppling” of the one percent. She copycats her potential rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), claiming that “the deck is stacked” in favor of the wealthy and powerful.

“My job is to reshuffle the cards,” Clinton says.

Yet Republicans, who haven’t singled out identifiable social groups for destruction, somehow get tagged as the radicals.

This alleged so-called asymmetric polarization by the GOP is just the latest iteration of the hoary media myth that Republicans are dangerous extremists and Democrats are reasonable moderates. It is popping up now because the two parties’ primary contests are heating up. The benighted masses need to be reminded by their betters what to think and how to vote.

In a May 31 Financial Times [2] column titled “American socialism’s day in the sun,” garden-variety left-winger Edward Luce hails the recent entry of self-described socialist Bernie Sanders into the Democratic presidential race because, he claims, it is “dragging” frontrunner Hillary Clinton “leftward.”

“At 15 per cent in the Democratic polls, Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, is riding higher than any US socialist since Eugene Debs ran for the White House a century ago,” writes Luce, who is the son of a British peer and was speechwriter to Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers from 1999 to 2001.

“The fact that Mr. Sanders has very little chance of unseating Hillary Clinton is beside the point. His popularity is dragging her leftward. If he flames out, other left-wingers, such as Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland who entered the race at the weekend, are ready to pick up the baton. Elizabeth Warren, the populist Massachusetts senator, will continue to prod Mrs. Clinton from outside the field. The more Mrs. Clinton adopts their language, the harder it will be for her to reclaim the centre ground next year. Yet she is only following the crowd. A surprisingly large chunk of Democrats are happy to break the US taboo against socialism.”

Luce adds that he is “not forecasting a red dawn in the US” and that there is little chance of “even a small portion of Mr. Sanders’s agenda being enacted.”

“But the rise of the Democratic left,” Luce writes,

“is every bit as real as the Tea Party’s surge among Republicans. Until recently, political scientists talked of ‘asymmetric polarisation’ — meaning Republicans were moving more to the right than Democrats were moving left. Now Democrats are catching up.”

Luce is living proof, as this 7-year veteran of a Wall Street-based newspaper can attest, that just because journalists report on markets doesn’t mean theylike markets. They can be every bit as left-wing as other reporters and in some cases more left-wing.

Contrary to what Luce writes, the “Democratic left” isn’t rising now; going back to George McGovern’s candidacy in 1972, that faction never lost control of the Democratic Party.

“McGovern helped lead the transformation of the Democratic Party into a coalition of leftists distinct from the previous generation of liberals in the Kennedy mold,” Arnold Ahlert has written [3]. “As a result, the country has never been the same.”

Under McGovern’s leadership, the party’s rules were rewritten to incorporate a kind of affirmative action that helped to shift the party “decidedly leftward,” as McGovern’s obituary in the New York Times read.

As Alhert explained:

“Democrats established a de facto quota system informed by identity politics, where people were encouraged to first think of themselves as members of sub-groups identified by race, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Nothing has changed to this day, as California’s 2012 Delegate Selection Plan, for example, reveals. Goals for representation at the Charlotte convention included dividing Californians into six subgroups with the “proper” percentages relative to the general population–as in 16 percent African-American, 29 percent Latino, 1 percent Native American, 10 percent Asian/Pacific Islanders, 12 percent LGBT, 10 percent Disabled Persons, and 18 percent Youth-Under 30.”

The Democrats’ convention in Miami in 1972 degenerated into a circus as the party adopted a platform that was “anathema to middle America,” he wrote.

“Aside from the staunch anti-war position, they advocated amnesty for war resisters, the abolition of the draft, deep cuts to the military, a $1,000 grant to every American, a guaranteed family income well above the poverty line, prisoners’ rights, federal funding for local food cooperatives, the adoption of an Ethnic Studies curriculum bill, and a host of other leftist initiatives.”

In the election, President Nixon slaughtered McGovern but the extreme left’s position in the Democratic Party was unaffected. If anything, the party has moved gradually even farther to the left in the ensuing years as Democrats stopped learning from electoral defeats.

The Democrats’ humiliation in the congressional elections this past November only gave the radical left an even stronger death-grip on that party. No heads rolled. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) remains the House Minority Leader and Sen. Harry Reid, who is no longer in control of the Senate, still got to hang onto the post of Senate Minority Leader.

Luce’s observation about all this asymmetric polarizing going on in the Republican Party is, of course, ahistorical nonsense based on wishful thinking.

Luce and his colleagues in the Fourth Estate use themselves as the standard against which politicians are to be judged. Journalists think of themselves as moderates, even though the vast majority of them are somewhere between center-left and far-left on the political spectrum.

If Republicans have been moving dramatically to the right, if they have been becoming more principled conservatives, as Luce argues, they have a funny way of demonstrating it.

In the years since President Ronald Reagan, who was often controversial and polarizing, left office, the GOP has been backsliding, moving away from limited-government conservatism.

In his time, Reagan completed Barry Goldwater’s unfinished conservative-libertarian revolution, transforming the Republican Party into a bastion of supply-side economics. Reagan entered office declaring that “government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem” and with some significant tax rate cuts the economic malaise of the Nixon-Ford-Carter years soon disappeared.

Reagan was so strong on national defense that his policies laid the groundwork for the collapse of the USSR during his successor’s term. President George H.W. Bush, who was no conservative –years before he had mocked Reaganomics as “voodoo economics”– got undeserved credit for bringing down the Iron Curtain. Bush’s approval rating soared into the stratosphere after military victories but his campaign pledge, “read my lips: no new taxes,” which helped him beat the hapless Mike Dukakis in 1988, would be his undoing. Bush, who wasn’t terribly polarizing for most of his four years in the White House, signed the tax increases the Democrat-controlled Congress sent him and sealed his doom.

Almost from the moment Reagan left the White House, the GOP establishment began undoing his work, moving the party leftward. The Republican Party was never naturally conservative; it has been pushed to the right from time to time. When the crisis subsides, it oozes back to the mushy middle. Until the 1970s, it could be argued that the Republican establishment and the Democratic establishment weren’t all that different in many ways.

Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s 1994 “Republican revolution,” in part a reaction to President’s Clinton socialized medicine overreach, only lasted a few years. When Bush’s son, George W., moved into the White House in 2001, Republican lawmakers went on a spending binge, doing lasting damage to the lean, mean GOP brand that Reagan had worked so hard to establish. Democrats yelped but only because they weren’t leading the charge to fatten the Leviathan.

The Republicans’ 1996 nominee, Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kansas), wasn’t polarizing at all, which may help to explain why he never became president. A creature of Washington who said some conservative things, Dole’s legislative accomplishments such as the Americans with Disabilities Act expanded the size and scope of the federal government. Dole was no match for the political skills of Bill Clinton who walked all over him. At the beginning of 1996 when Clinton, brought to his knees by the Republican Congress, declared “the era of big government is over,” he may have actually believed it even though he didn’t want it to be true.

As president, Clinton was frequently polarizing. His “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about gays serving in the military satisfied no one. The HillaryCare fiasco got Americans angry. The fact that he had sex with an intern in the Oval Office and then lied about it and tried to use his powers as chief executive to obstruct justice, made him a lightning rod and ultimately got him impeached by the House of Representatives.

As president, George W. Bush was hated by the Left so much that the term “Bush Derangement Syndrome” was coined. Bush may have been polarizing because he was pro-war and pro-tax cuts, but he wasn’t conservative. He supported big government on steroids and his tumultuous two terms in office opened the door for a neo-Marxist community organizer named Barack Obama, who would have failed an FBI security check, to sneak into the executive mansion.

Almost everyone in Congress supported the authorization for the use of force that Bush sought against Islamic terrorists. Most lawmakers, including then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), agreed with intelligence reports that indicated Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction and agreed to a declaration of war.

Meanwhile, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, transformed the nation’s government as new entities such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration were created. Bush went on a nationwide tour to rally support for Social Security reform but hardly any lawmakers at all came to his aid. In an effort to score points with senior citizens, Bush and his congressional allies twisted arms and got a new prescription drug entitlement program called Medicare Part D enacted. The huge new program was polarizing in the sense that Democrats griped but only because they wanted the benefits to be more generous. Seniors eventually embraced the program but didn’t give the GOP any rewards for creating it.

In the Obama era, Republican lawmakers don’t even try to fight Obama for the most part. Sure, they opposed Obamacare which was enacted without a single Republican lawmaker’s vote but the GOP hasn’t made any serious effort to repeal the widely hated government takeover of the healthcare system that is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket. They may have passed hopeless bills that purport to repeal the program but when given a chance to hurt Obamacare by defunding it they have consistently balked.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) support Obama’s unlawful executive immigration amnesty and just about every aspect of Obama’s radical left-wing agenda. Obama’s kooky attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, who bragged she had no interest in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, was eventually confirmed by the Senate with Republican votes.

GOP leadership on Capitol Hill may give moving speeches opposing Obama’s measures, but when legislation comes up for a vote their opposition fades away. It’s excuse after excuse after excuse. Delicate Republican leaders play by Marquess of Queensberry rules and constantly gin up reasons for not confronting President Obama. They are collaborating with Obama in the destruction of what’s left of America.

Boehner and McConnell are embracing an extreme, polarizing array of policies, but they happen to be President Obama’s policies. They have all but abandoned the conservatives and Tea Party supporters who gave them back control of Congress. McConnell, in particular, did his best in the most recent election cycle to exterminate those pesky right-wing activists who want the Republican Party to actually stand for something. He’s made it clear that conservatives are the enemy.

By caving in, often preemptively, to Obama, the Republican Party has moved dramatically to the left since the November elections, notwithstanding their rhetoric that glorifies free markets, low taxes, and individual rights.

Conservatives aren’t at home in the Democratic Party, either, and they have not been in recent decades. Today’s Democrats are the party of loudmouth screwballs like Alan Grayson and Al Sharpton.

Only a handful of Democrats like Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey dare to stand up to the worst foreign policy president in this writer’s lifetime. Some Democratic lawmakers support Israel halfheartedly, but only because they have large Jewish constituencies at home.

It is significant that the neo-Marxist Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is the largest caucus within the House Democratic Conference. It was founded[4] in 1991 by then-Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and the KGB conference center known as the Institute for Policy Studies [5]. CPC has just under 70 House members and one Senate member (Sanders). Democrats control only 188 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives.

And these are only the Democrats who have the courage of their convictions. When he was a U.S. senator, Barack Obama, the most left-wing member of the Senate when he served, never joined the CPC.

There used to be no shortage of Democrats or liberals who loved their country. Nowadays America-hating left-wingers dominate the Democratic Party establishment.

For example, Secretary of State John Kerry invented atrocity stories about his own side in the Vietnam War. Van Jones, Obama’s former green jobs czar, is a self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist.” Former Attorney General Eric Holder is an ardent racist who refused to investigate civil rights crimes committed against white Americans. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had close ties to Communist Party USA (CPUSA) operative Hugh De Lacy, a one-time Democratic congressman representing Washington state. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez headed Casa de Maryland, an advocacy group for illegal aliens funded by George Soros and the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, is a longtime ACORN collaborator and has called Al Sharpton’s group, National Action Network, a “remarkable partner to all of us in the Obama administration.” Longtime ACORN-SEIU operative Patrick Gaspard, who is now U.S. ambassador to South Africa, was Obama White House political affairs director and executive director of the Democratic National Committee.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who ordered police to stand down during the recent riots and who admitted she gave rioters space “to destroy,” is secretary of the DNC. Heather Booth, founded of the Alinskyite training organization, the Midwest Academy, was DNC training director during the Clinton administration. Convicted swindler and tax cheat Bob Creamer, a Democratic strategist well-respected in progressive circles, is married to Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) who is a CPC member.

Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner, whom Obama made his energy and environment czarina, is a member of the Socialist International. Strategist David Axelrod, whose counsel made Obama president, is a red-diaper baby whose parents worked with Obama mentor and CPUSA operative Frank Marshall Davis.

This is not an exhaustive list.

There used to be anti-Communist Democrats who wanted to beat [6] the Soviet Union during the Cold War, according to Professor Paul Kengor. In the early years of the Cold War “the Democrat consensus [was] that communism was evil.”

“The scorching anti-communist rhetoric of Democrats like JFK and Harry Truman, and even a liberal like Adlai Stevenson, was the norm, and differed vastly from Democrats today or even during the Reagan era,” he writes.

Among the anti-Communist Democrats were: President John F. Kennedy (1961-3); President Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-9); Sen. Robert F. Kennedy of New York (1965-8); Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson of Washington state (1953-83); Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia (1972-97); and Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas (1973-97). This is also not an exhaustive list.

Kengor writes:

 “Then there were Cold Warriors like Scoop Jackson, Sam Nunn, Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Eastland, Francis Walter, Edwin Willis, Richard Russell, union leaders like Lane Kirkland, savvy intellectuals like Lionel Trilling. None of these Democrats were dupes. Some led America in intense Cold War showdowns. And here’s a shocker for modern progressives and conservatives alike: The first pursuers of American communists were Democrats Woodrow Wilson and his attorney general, Alexander Mitchell Palmer. For all his faults, Wilson understood the dangers of Bolshevism.

Wilson was followed by a long line of anti-communist Democrats who headed the Congressional committees that liberals have demonized, from the first to final chair of the House Committee on Un-American Activities: Rep. Martin Dies (D-TX), Rep. Francis Walter (D-PA), Rep. Richard Ichord (D-MO). In the Senate, James Eastland (D-Miss.) and Thomas Dodd were pillars on the Judiciary Committee and chair and vice chair of the Subcommittee on Internal Security, the latter of which did the best Senate work in pursuit of domestic communists loyal to the USSR. In sum, this is not your grandfather’s Democratic Party. The 2011 Democrat from the Northeast is not the 1961 Democrat from the Northeast. The party of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama is not the party of JFK, Truman, and Scoop Jackson.”

Today’s Democratic U.S. senators are so far left, so ridiculously politically correct, so out of touch with reality that with all of America’s problems they actually burned up valuable Senate floor time railing against the name used by the Washington Redskins football team. And when Democrats controlled the upper chamber last year, 50 of those senators signed a letter demanding the name of the team be changed because they claimed it was “a racial slur.” Democrats are still trying to kill the name by denying it trademark protection.

Virtually no Americans of Native Indian ancestry are offended by the word redskin (or Indian for that matter). Only official Indians looked to by the media, such as those involved in left-wing nonprofits, have temper tantrums over the word. Indian words are thoroughly embedded in American culture. According to one source [7], as many as 26 states are named after Indian tribes or based on Indian words. For example, the name Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw Indian phrase “red people” — okla means people and homma means red.

When a team is named after an identifiable group of people it is done to honor those persons, not ridicule them. Why would anyone want to cheer a team that honors losers or demeans people? This is why the professional sports world is not awash in teams with potentially demeaning names like, for example, Louisville Hillbillies, Chicago Copperheads, Atlanta Scalawags, and the Burlington (Vt.) Draft Dodgers.

This radicalism, as dogmatic and pointless as it may seem, is nothing new from the Democrats on Capitol Hill. They live in their own world. They don’t care what real people want. They insist on dictating to people.

This is the way they have been for the past 40 years.

This kind of thing didn’t just happen, no matter how much Edward Luce and other journalists want to convince you it did." -- Matthew Vadum 

URLs in this post:

 [2] Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9867696e-05dc-11e5-b676-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3bp2HegPz

[3] has written: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2012/arnold-ahlert/mcgoverns-legacy/

[4] founded: http://keywiki.org/Congressional_Progressive_Caucus

[5] Institute for Policy Studies: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/ipshistoryandagenda.html

[6] who wanted to beat: http://spectator.org/articles/38244/when-democrats-were-cold-warriors

[7] one source: http://www.native-languages.org/state-names.htm


Matthew Vadum   FrontPageMag.com June 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    GR

  • "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

  • "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)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus

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

    Progressive apologist

  • “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 man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session"

    Mark Twain

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "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"

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    George Santayana

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

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

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

    Plato

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    WAG

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Ann Landers

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Unknown

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

    James Madison

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Willis Player

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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.

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

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

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Alexander Pope

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

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    St. Augustine

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Plato

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

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

    James Madison

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • “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 )

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    George Orwell

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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”

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Jay Leno

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Chinese proverb

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


    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • 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.

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • 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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Howard Buffett

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    George Orwell

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • “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

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

    Confucius

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

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

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

  • "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 trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • “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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    James Bovard

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ernest Benn

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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Moliere

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

    David Stockman

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Galileo

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Anatole France

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Adams

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Government Motto

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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)

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charlotte

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

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

  • 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    William Pitt

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

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Kerry

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

    WAG

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Brad Thor

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

  • “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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    WAG

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    WAG

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Socrates

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Mike Adams

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

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

    Luck

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Lord Byron

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

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

    John Wooden

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    David Letterman

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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)

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    George Mason

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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)

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "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.

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

    Syrus

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • “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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

  • “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”

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

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

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Washington

  • “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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    John Adams

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

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

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    James Madison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

  • 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.”

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    John Adams

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Will Rogers

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Confucious

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

  • “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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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