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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

    Karl Marx

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

    James Madison

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    WAG

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Luck

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • "The 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Galileo

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • “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”

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • “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

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    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 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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Voltaire

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Chinese proverb

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

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    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

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Plato

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "The 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Anonymous

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

  • “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?”

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

    Author Unknown

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charlotte

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    David Boaz

  • “The 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Government Motto

  • "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.

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Anonymous

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

    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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Aristotle

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James Bovard

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • 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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    George Orwell

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Syrus

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • 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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Orwell

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

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Unknown

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    John Adams

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Willis Player

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    George Eliot

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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    American Patriot

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Steven Wright

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    William Pitt

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

  • “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)

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    WAG

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

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

    Confucious

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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"

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Larry Elder

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    GR

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • 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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Moliere

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • “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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Brault

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

    WAG

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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”

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Plato

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

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

    George Santayana

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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)

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

    Harry Truman

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

  • “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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Confucius

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Lord Byron

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Will Rogers

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

    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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    James Madison

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    James Madison

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Knute Rockne

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "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.

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Sam Adams

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Ann Landers

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    John Adams

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Unknown

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • “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