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Luis Gutierrez
Posted By: Letters on November 22, 2014 09:54 AM in THE ENEMY WITHIN
DiscoverTheNetworks.org Published on November 22, 2014


"Luis Gutierrez was born in Chicago on December 10, 1953, to parents of Puerto Rican ancestry. After graduating with an English degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 1977, he spent approximately seven years working variously as a cab driver, schoolteacher, community activist, and social worker.

From 1984-86 Gutierrez, a Democrat, served as an advisor to Mayor Harold Washington of Chicago. In 1986 Gutierrez was elected alderman of that city's mostly-Hispanic 26th Ward. At the time, he was a member of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party, a Marxist-Leninist entity.

In 1992 Gutierrez won a seat in the U.S. Congress, representing the newly formed Fourth District of Illinois. Gerrymandered from neighborhoods and suburbs west of downtown Chicago, this bizarrely shaped, 75-percent Latino district was designed by Democrats not only to guarantee that the area would have a Latino Representative in Congress, but also to concentrate so many Latinos into a single district that they would pose little threat of unseating any black Democrat in the vicinity. Since then, Gutierrez has been re-elected every two years to the House of Representatives, where he is a member of both the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. His political campaigns have drawn significant support from the Democratic Socialists of America.

In the mid-1990s, Gutierrez developed close ties to the pro-socialist New Party in Chicago. In 1995-96 he was a board of directors member of Illinois Public Action, the state's largest public-interest organization, along with such notables as Robert CreamerLane EvansAlice PalmerJan Schakowsky, and Quentin Young. And in 1997 Gutierrez served on the board ofCitizen Action of Illinois.

In 1999 Gutierrez collaborated with fellow Progressive Caucus members Jose Serrano andNydia Velazquez to pressure President Bill Clinton (through Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder) to free 16 convicted terrorists belonging to the FALN, a Marxist-Leninist paramilitary organization. For details, click here.

During his years in Congress, Gutierrez has cultivated a reputation as the Democratic Party's leading strategist and spokesperson on immigration issues, and has been at the forefront of the effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation. In 2001 he became the firstelected official to sponsor a version of the DREAM Act—legislation designed to create a path-to-citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as minors.

In 2004 Gutierrez was a guest speaker at a “Take Back America” conference organized by the Campaign for America's Future, an organization dominated by the Democratic Socialists of America and the Institute for Policy Studies.

In 2005 Gutierrez joined the Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus. To view a list of additional Caucus members, click here.

In 2008 Gutierrez was appointed to the National Latino Advisory Council of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, along with such notables as Xavier Becerra, Henry Cisneros, Raul GrijalvaEliseo Medina, Linda Sanchez, Hilda Solis, and ?Nydia Velazquez.

The following year, Gutierrez co-sponsored the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act, a bill to create a pathway-to-citizenship for non-criminal illegal immigrants. He also led a multi-city tour whose purpose was to draw public attention to the hardships that immigrant families and communities were experiencing as a result of deportations.

In 2010 Gutierrez threatened to oppose the Democratic healthcare-reform bill because it included provisions that would prohibit illegal immigrants from purchasing coverage through government-run exchanges. He ultimately decided to back the legislation, however, because he was confident that Congress would soon “move forward on a comprehensive immigration reform package.” But later that year, Gutierrez, dissatisfied with the pace of progress on immigration reform, openly encouraged acts of nonviolent civil disobedience to force Congress to act. “We cannot be a slave to the legislative process,” he said. “That’s what we’ve done, and it hasn’t served us very well.”

In late July 2011, Gutierrez was arrested for participating in a sit-in outside the White House to demand that President Obama stop the deportation of illegal immigrants.

At an August 2013 town hall event in Chantilly, Virginia, Gutierrez warned that if a comprehensive immigration-reform bill was not passed soon:

“[S]omeone is going to die in that [Southwestern U.S.] desert trying to return to their families.... Someone’s going to lose a finger, a hand, an eye, a life today because an unscrupulous employer is going to put them in harm’s way. Someone’s going to die. There’s a woman that’s going to be raped in a field somewhere in America today because she has no rights in this country, and we need to end that.... There are children who are going to cry and there are marriages that are going to be destroyed because someone is going to be deported, and there are going to be children that are going to be left orphaned in this country.”

On October 8, 2013, Gutierrez was one of eight members of Congress (all Democrats) who were arrested when they sat in the middle of Independence Avenue and blocked rush-hour traffic during an immigration rally on Washington’s National Mall. The 15,000-plusdemonstrators called for the passage of legislation allowing illegal immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship. Also arrested were Representatives Joseph Crowley, Keith Ellison, Al Green, Raul GrijalvaJohn LewisCharles Rangel, and Jan Schakowsky.

At a July 2014 National Council of La Raza convention, Gutierrez told attendees that he was confident that President Obama would use executive action to give legal status to millions of immigrants who were living in the U.S. unlawfully. In a television interview a few days later, Gutiérrez said he would soon be meeting with White House officials “to negotiate additional terms and avenues the president can use” as means of securing amnesty for millions. “I think we can get 3 or 4, maybe even 5 million people,” he stated.

On August 1, 2014—in the midst of a sudden, massive influx across America's southern border by more than 50,000 unaccompanied, illegal-immigrant minors hailing from Central America—Gutierrez asserted that “the real, fundamental problem” with the Republican Party was that its more conservative (and supposedly influential) members were deeply concerned with such matters as: “How do we get meaner, how do we get nastier with immigrants?”

That same day, during a press conference with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Gutierrez accused Republicans of having reached the “least common denominator of hatefulness.” Warning that Hispanics in America would never forget Republicans' anti-immigrant attitudes—as evidenced by GOP opposition to amnesty and to President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals decision—the congressman added:

  • “The way you treat one of us today is the way you have treated all of us, and we will remember that. Not only do they treat the children, that are in such need of protection, it is almost as though they despise and hate all of our children.”
  • “Apparently the loudest, meanest, most vile voices are the ones that are dominating the [Republican] caucus, and that’s unfortunate.”
  • “Let me also say that look unfortunately, the way they [Republicans] speak about a community, it is almost as if the children, we are a vile, repugnant community to them, that they vilify and demonize in every one of their statements.” 

For an overview of Luis Gutierrez's voting record on numerous key issues during the course of his congressional career, click here

For additional information on Luis Gutierrez, click here." -- DiscoverTheNetworks.org


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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Socrates

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

    Karl Marx

  • “The 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Pitt

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    John Wooden

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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)

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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

  • "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

  • “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)

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • 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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    James Madison

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • “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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese proverb

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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)

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Wooden

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • “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

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Ann Coulter

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

    Robert Brault

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Confucius

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • “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”

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

    Tacitus

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    George Washington

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jay Leno

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Confucious

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    James Madison

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Unknown

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    WAG

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    George Washington

  • 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

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

    George Berkeley

  • "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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Charlotte

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • “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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • “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

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Unknown

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

    George Orwell

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Rod Serling

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    American Citizen

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    David Boaz

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    GR

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The 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

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

    Luck

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

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

  • "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)

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Wayne

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    James Bovard

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

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

  • "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"

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Doug Powers

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Galileo

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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)

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George W. Bush

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Paul Horning

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • 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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • 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

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Syrus

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Moliere

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Saul Bellow

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

  • “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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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”

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • “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)

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

  • "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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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 )

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

    George Mason

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George W. Bush

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • “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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Will Rogers

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

  • “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

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “A 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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Mike Adams