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The Myth Of Iran's Peaceful Nuclear Program
Posted By: DOC on July 28, 2015 08:09 AM in MYTHS
Daniel Greenfield  Sultan Knish Blog Published on July 23, 2015


"Last year Iran was selling gasoline for less than 50 cents a gallon. This year a desperate regime hiked prices up to over a dollar. Meanwhile, Iranians pay about a tenth of what Americans do for electricity.

Unlike Japan, Iran does not need nuclear power. It is already sitting on a mountain of gas and oil. 

Iran blew between $100 billion to $500 billion on its nuclear program. The Bushehr reactor alone cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $11 billion making it one of the most expensive in the world. 

This wasn’t done to cut power bills. Iran didn’t take its economy to the edge for a peaceful nuclear program. It built the Fordow fortified underground nuclear reactor that even Obama admitted was not part of a peaceful nuclear program, it built the underground Natanz enrichment facility whose construction at one point consumed all the cement in the country, because the nuclear program mattered more than anything else as a fulfillment of the Islamic Revolution’s purpose.

Iran did not do all this so that its citizens could pay 0.003 cents less for a kilowatt hour of electricity. 

It built its nuclear program on the words of the Ayatollah Khomeini, “Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled or incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of [other] countries so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world.”

Iran’s constitution states that its military is an “ideological army” built to fulfill “the ideological mission of jihad in Allah's way; that is, extending the sovereignty of Allah’s law throughout the world.”

It quotes the Koranic verse urging Muslims to “strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah”. 

Article 3 of Iran’s Constitution calls for a foreign policy based on “unsparing support” to terrorists around the world. Article 11, the ISIS clause, demands the political unity of the Islamic world.

Iran is not just a country. It is the Islamic Revolution, the Shiite ISIS, a perpetual revolution to destroy the non-Muslim world and unite the Muslim world. Over half of Iran’s urban population lives below the poverty line and its regime sacrificed 100,000 child soldiers as human shields in the Iran-Iraq War.

Iran did not spend all that money just to build a peaceful civilian nuclear program to benefit its people. And yet the nuclear deal depends on the myth that its nuclear program is peaceful.

Obama insisted, “This deal is not contingent on Iran changing its behavior.” But if Iran isn’t changing its behavior, if it isn’t changing its priorities or its values, then there is no deal. 

If Iran hasn’t changed its behavior, then the nuclear deal is just another way for it to get the bomb.

If Iran were really serious about abandoning a drive for nuclear weapons, it would have shut down its nuclear program. Not because America or Europe demanded it, but because it made no economic sense. For a fraction of the money it spent on its nuclear ambitions, it could have overhauled its decaying electrical grid and actually cut costs. But this isn’t about electricity, it’s about nuclear bombs.

The peaceful nuclear program is a hoax. The deal accepts the hoax. It assumes that Iran wants a peaceful nuclear program. It even undertakes to improve and protect Iran’s “peaceful” nuclear technology.

The reasoning behind the nuclear deal is false. It’s so blatantly false that the falseness has been written into the deal. The agreement punts on the military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program and creates a complicated and easily subverted mechanism for inspecting suspicious programs in Iranian military sites.

It builds in so many loopholes and delays, separate agreements and distractions, because it doesn’t really want to know. The inspections were built to help Iran cheat and give Obama plausible deniability.

With or without the agreement, Iran is on the road to a nuclear bomb. Sanctions closed some doors and opened others. The agreement opens some doors and closes others. It’s a tactical difference that moves the crisis from one stalemate to another. Nothing has been resolved. The underlying strategy is Iran’s.

Iran decided that the best way to conduct this stage of its nuclear weapons program was by getting technical assistance and sanctions relief from the West. This agreement doesn’t even pretend to resolve the problem of Iran’s nuclear weapons. Instead its best case scenario assumes that years from now Iran won’t want a nuclear bomb. So that’s why we’ll be helping Iran move along the path to building one.

It’s like teaching a terrorist to use TNT for mining purposes if he promises not to kill anyone.

But this agreement exists because the West refuses to come to terms with what Islam is. Successful negotiations depend on understanding what the other side wants. Celebratory media coverage talks about finding “common ground” with Iran. But what common ground is there with a regime that believes that America is the “Great Satan” and its number one enemy?

What common ground can there be with people who literally believe that you are the devil?

When Iranian leaders chant, “Death to America”, we are told that they are pandering to the hardliners. The possibility that they really believe it can’t be discussed because then the nuclear deal falls apart.

For Europe, the nuclear agreement is about ending an unprofitable standoff and doing business with Iran. For Obama, it’s about rewriting history by befriending another enemy of the United States. But for Iran’s Supreme Leader, it’s about pursuing a holy war against the enemies of his flavor of Islam.

The Supreme Leader of Iran already made it clear that the war will continue until America is destroyed. That may be the only common ground he has with Obama. Both America and Iran are governed by fanatics who believe that America is the source of all evil. Both believe that it needs to be destroyed.

Carter made the Islamic Revolution possible. Obama is enabling its nuclear revolution. 

Today Tehran and Washington D.C. are united by a deep distrust of America, distaste for the West and a violent hatred of Israel. This deal is the product of that mutually incomprehensible unity. It is not meant to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. It is meant to stop America and Israel from stopping it.

Both Obama and the Supreme Leader of Iran have a compelling vision of the world as it should be and don’t care about the consequences because they are convinced that the absolute good of their ideology makes a bad outcome inconceivable. 

"O Allah, for your satisfaction, we sacrificed the offspring of Islam and the revolution," a despairing Ayatollah Khomeini wrote after the disastrous Iran-Iraq War cost the lives of three-quarters of a million Iranians. The letter quoted the need for "atomic weapons" and evicting America from the Persian Gulf.

Four years earlier, its current Supreme Leader had told officials that Khomeini had reactivated Iran’s nuclear program, vowing that it would prepare “for the emergence of Imam Mehdi.”

The Islamic Revolution’s nuclear program was never peaceful. It was a murderous fanatic’s vision for destroying the enemies of his ideology, rooted in war, restarted in a conflict in which he used children to detonate land mines, and meant for mass murder on a terrible scale.

The nuclear agreement has holes big enough to drive trucks through, but its biggest hole is the refusal of its supporters to acknowledge the history, ideology and agenda of Iran’s murderous tyrants. Like so many previous efforts at appeasement, the agreement assumes that Islam is a religion of peace.

The ideology and history of Iran’s Islamic Revolution tells us that it is an empire of blood.

The agreement asks us to choose between two possibilities. Either Iran has spent a huge fortune and nearly gone to war to slightly lower its already low electricity rates or it wants a nuclear bomb.

The deal assumes that Iran wants lower electricity rates. Iran’s constitution tells us that it wants Jihad. And unlike Obama, Iran’s leaders can be trusted to live up to their Constitution." -- Daniel Greenfield


Daniel Greenfield  Sultan Knish Blog July 23, 2015

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "It is 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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Moliere

  • “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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

  • “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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    WAG

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Luck

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • “The 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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "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

  • “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 )

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    James Madison

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

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

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    American Citizen

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

  • "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

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Plato

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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"

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Kerry

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

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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    C. A. Beard

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Author Unknown

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Kevin McCullough

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “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

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

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

    Charlotte

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "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."

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Will Rogers

  • 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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    James Madison

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

  • “The 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

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

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    WAG

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    George Santayana

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    James Madison

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    David Letterman

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Adams

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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


    WAG

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • “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)

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • 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.”

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

  • "It 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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • “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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

  • 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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Galileo

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Daniel Webster

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

    Bob Hope

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Mason

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    GR

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

    WAG

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • 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.

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Rod Serling

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Willis Player

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Tacitus

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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."

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

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

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

  • “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

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John Wooden

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

  • “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”

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Government Motto

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

  • 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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

  • “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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mark Twain

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    WAG

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Syrus

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Voltaire

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    William Pitt

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    John Wooden

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    WAG

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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)

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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