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A Tale Of Two Protests: Media Cheer Wall Street Occupiers But Jeered Tea Partiers
Posted By: Letters on November 9, 2011 08:56 AM in MEDIA BIAS
Geoffrey Dickens   Media Research Center Published on October 13, 2011


"Study: ABC, CBS and NBC loaded their broadcasts with 33 full stories in just 11 days of coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The Occupy Wall Street protestors have received overwhelmingly positive coverage from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) news networks, as they used their airtime to publicize and promote the aggressively leftist movement. In just the first eleven days of October, ABC, CBS and NBC flooded their morning and evening newscasts with a whopping 33 full stories or interview segments on the protesters. This was a far cry from the greeting the Tea Party received from the Big Three as that conservative protest movement was initially ignored (only 13 total stories in all of 2009) and then reviled.

Where the Tea Party was met with skeptical claims of their motivations -- with some reporters claiming they were merely corporate backed puppets and others implying they were spurred on by their racist opposition to the first black president – the Occupy Wall Street crowd was depicted as an almost genial “grassroots” movement.

While network reporters weren’t hesitant to describe the Tea Party as conservative, only once did a reporter attach even the “liberal” label to the overtly leftist Wall Street protestors.

Network anchors like Brian Williams couldn’t be bothered with ideological labeling of the occupiers as he was, on the October 5 NBC Nightly News, too busy celebrating the arrival of the “massive protest movement” that “could well turn out to be the protest of this current era.”

ABC’s Diane Sawyer was so excited she tripped herself up in hyperbole as she proclaimed, on the October 10 World News, that the movement had “spread to more than 250 American cities, more than a thousand countries – every continent but Antarctica.” (Video) Sawyer would have to correct herself on a later edition of the program as she clarified it was “more than a thousand cities around the world – every continent but Antarctica.” That's still a tremendous exaggeration.

Most astoundingly, the networks’ Occupy Wall Street (OWS) stories were overwhelmingly sympathetic: Protesters and supporters of the movement dominated the soundbites, with 109 (87%) to just 8 critics (6%), with another 8 soundbites from neutral sources. Five of the eight soundbites unsympathetic to the protesters were brief clips of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain blasting the occupiers. In addition to the 109 pro-OWS soundbites, seven times guests on the Big Three network morning shows expressed sympathy for the protestors. No guests opposed the protests.

MRC analysts tracked all the stories on the Big Three broadcast networks’ evening and morning news programs (ABC’s World News and Good Morning America, CBS’s Evening News and The Early Show, NBC’s Nightly News and Today show) and found that from October 1 through October 11 network anchors, and reporters, in addition to the 33 full stories, delivered 15 brief items and 14 mentions in other stories not devoted strictly to the Wall Street protest.

Very Few Liberal Labels for Lefty Protestors

In 2009 Tea Partiers were repeatedly but accurately described as conservative. Back on the April 15, 2009 Today show, NBC’s Chuck Todd’s labeling was typical when he introduced the Tea Party movement to viewers this way: “There’s been some grassroots conservatives who have organized so-called Tea Parties around the country, hoping the historical reference will help galvanize Americans against the President’s economic ideas. But, I tell you, the idea hasn’t really caught on.”

However, when it came to appropriately labeling the OWS crowd as leftist or liberals, it happened exactly one time, when on the October 11 edition of ABC’s Good Morning America, co-anchor George Stephanopoulous asked Obama campaign strategist David Plouffe if he thought the OWS protestors were the “liberal version of the Tea Party?” and wondered if that was a “good thing for the White House?”

The only other usages of the world “liberal” came when Columbia University’s Dorian Warren, on the October 1 NBC Nightly News asserted that the protesters were “a liberal version of the Tea Party” and obligingly offered: “I think this could potentially carry over into the 2012 elections and get people to the polls.” Then, on the October 9 edition of Sunday Morning, Rebecca Jarvis pegged Columbia University professor Todd Gitlin as “a liberal observer of the politics of the protest.”

In fact, as the MRC’s Business & Media’s Julia Seymour documented, not one network report has called the protesters "radical," "extreme," "left-wing," or "socialist."

‘Grassroots’ Wall Street Protestors vs. ‘Corporate’ Tea Partiers

Digging deeper into the stories, a clear double standard emerges. Where the Tea Party’s motives were met with skepticism, with some stories questioning if they were not a grassroots movement but rather an Astro-turf movement backed by corporations, the Occupy Wall Street crowd was repeatedly classified as “grassroots.”

Back on the April 15, 2009 edition of ABC’s World News, reporter Dan Harris told viewers that “critics on the Left say” the Tea Party was not “a real grassroots phenomenon at all, that it’s actually largely orchestrated by people fronting for corporate interests.”

But when labor unions started joining the OWS protests, reporters didn’t greet that information with jaundiced skepticism of a movement being taken over by well-funded, well-heeled union organizers, but treated it as recognition of the growing respect and influence they were gaining.

On the October 5 Today show, Mara Schiavocampo alerted viewers that on “Tuesday, several labor unions, including transit workers and teachers, joined activists for a march to Wall Street. Today they plan to join protesters in what could be their largest event yet, a rally and march in lower Manhattan.” In the very next sentence the NBC correspondent was careful to remind her viewers: “The grassroots movement has no official leaders.”

Racist Tea Partiers vs. Cookie Baking Grandmas

While the Tea Partiers were portrayed as racist and rude yokels, the OWS crowd has been portrayed in a decidedly more positive light with reporters highlighting cute school kids, spending their Columbus Day holiday holding up signs in opposition to corporate America and even featured a kindly grandmother baking cookies for the crowd.

On the October 10, NBC Nightly News, Mara Schiavocampo highlighted: “From school to the streets. On Day 24 of the Occupy Wall Street protest demonstrators were joined by a group of students on their day off.” Viewers were then presented clips of little children holding signs that read: “Tax the one percent, not the 99 percent!” and “Tax the greedy, feed the needy!”

Despite hundreds of arrests, the media have painted the Occupy Wall Street crowd as friendly, genial, even industrious folk who started their own newspapers, and taught Yoga classes to pass the time.  

Over images of protestors stretching, on the October 10 Evening News, an impressed Jim Axelrod glowingly noticed: “The Occupy Wall Street protestors have set up a camp with a food court, newspaper, medical unit, Internet café, even yoga practice.”

On the October 3 edition of ABC’s World News, Dan Harris played tour guide to the protest scene: “This is a surprisingly functional little city. Let me give you a little tour. It starts here with the information desk for people newly arrived. Behind that this whole area back here, this is the media area. It’s filled with bloggers and other people getting the word out and powered by donated generators. And this is the food station. It’s all free and all donated including some cookies that came in today from a grandmother in Idaho.”

In subsequent days, the effusive notices came streaming in from the network anchors.
On the October 5 Nightly News, NBC’s Brian Williams trumpeted: “While it goes by the official name ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ it has spread steadily and far beyond Wall Street, and it could well turn out to be the protest of this current era.” ABC’s weekend evening news anchor David Muir, on the October 9 World News, hailed: “Look at the images coming in tonight, spelling out the anger. This sign in New York, ‘The rich get bailed out, the poor get sold out.’”

In contrast, the network anchors treated the Tea Party much more harshly, depicting its members as violent, racial slur hurling thugs. As the MRC’s Rich Noyes pointed out in the special report, TV’s Tea Party Travesty, in September of 2009, “NBC’s Brian Williams trumpeted Jimmy Carter’s charge that the Tea Party was motivated by race: ‘Signs and images at last weekend’s big Tea Party march in Washington and at other recent events have featured racial and other violent themes, and President Carter today said he is extremely worried by it.’”

In March of 2010, Noyes found that on “the night of the final vote on ObamaCare in March, for example, ABC’s Diane Sawyer cast Tea Partiers as out-of-control marauders, ‘roaming Washington, some of them increasingly emotional, yelling slurs and epithets.’ CBS’s Bob Schieffer also cast a wide net, accusing ‘demonstrators’ of hurling ‘racial epithets’ and ‘sexual slurs,’ and even conjured images of civil-rights era brutality: ‘One lawmaker said it was like a page out of a time machine.’”

Schieffer’s colleague Jeff Greenfield, on the September 20, 2009 edition of CBS’s Sunday Morning, went as far to wonder about the Tea Party: “Does this new militancy on the Right pose an opportunity for the Republican Party or create a dilemma?” He added: “Some of it is aimed specifically and virulently at Obama....At his background, at his race, at his agenda.”

In the media’s coverage of the Wall Street occupiers and Tea Partiers, a clear tale of two different protests is seen. One that grew out of concern for out-of-control government spending was initially ignored and treated to catcalls of racism and thuggery by ABC, CBS and NBC. The other, a leftist movement screaming for an even more expansive government, that actually resulted in hundreds of arrests, was greeted by the Big Three networks with a tidal wave of coverage full of friendly talking heads." -- Geoffrey Dickens


Geoffrey Dickens   Media Research Center October 13, 2011

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    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

  • “It 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

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

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

    Robert Novak

  • “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

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Aristotle

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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)

  • 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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    James Madison

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Grover Cleveland

  • "It 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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “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”

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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.

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    John Adams

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "The 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

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

  • "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

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Brad Thor

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

  • "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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Sam Adams

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    George Washington

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Moliere

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    American Patriot

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

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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • “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?”

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John Wayne

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

    Anonymous

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    American Patriot

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    American Citizen

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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 goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • “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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • 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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “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)

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

    Peter Drucker

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

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

    George Mason

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

    William Pitt

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    George Washington

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “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”

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Confucious

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Voltaire

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    George Washington

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    George Santayana

  • “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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Unknown

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

    Luck

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    George Orwell

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • “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”

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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)

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

  • "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

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

  • “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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Willis Player

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Socrates

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Confucius

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

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

    George Washington

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Aristotle

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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"

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

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

    Ann Landers

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “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)

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Cal Thomas

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

  • "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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    George Orwell

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    George Washington

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Maya Angelou

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Government Motto

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Tacitus

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A 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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    John Adams

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Galileo

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    James Madison

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


    WAG

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

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

    Author Unknown

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    St. Augustine

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

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

    James Bovard

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Ernest Benn

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

  • “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

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

    Paul Jacob

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Doug Christie

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    James Madison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Steven Wright

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

    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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Calvin Coolidge