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Washington Post Tougher On Romney Than Hezb'allah Killer Of 241 Marines
Posted By: UFO on June 4, 2012 01:29 PM in MEDIA BIAS
Edward Olshaker  AmericanThinker.com Published on June 4, 2012


"The Washington Post recently used the word "troubling" in a headline describing Mitt Romney's behavior as a teenager, and insisted in a subsequent column that his conduct in 1965 plays a vital role in providing clues to his current character.

Remarkably, this is the same newspaper that has featured commentaries by terrorist kingpins and never used a term as negative as "troubling" to identify them.

Defending the paper's lengthy, less-than-reliable coverage of Romney's long-ago behavior, Post ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton wrote:

I think biographical stories on presidential candidates are fair game even if controversial incidents contained in them are far in the past. Of course we all change and mature. But these stories give clues to the character of the flesh-and-blood human beings we pick to lead us. 

This justification seems to imply that this early, newsworthy "clue to the character" of Romney was the revealing first display of a disturbing pattern of bullying behavior. So we might soon be hearing about how Romney belonged to one of the Mormon gangs that roamed the New York subways, terrorizing citizens of various races and nationalities; about the victim found unconscious with the letters LDS carved in his forehead, with Romney's fingerprints found on the scene. Surely another shoe will drop any day now.

The ombudsman's claim that actions "far in the past" merit prominent coverage is grossly disingenuous, considering that the Post obsesses over Romney's behavior as a teenager in 1965 while ignoring that Obama, as a 34-year-old politician, helped organize and attended the 1995 march on Washington led by Rev. Louis Farrakhan, a thug of the far-right variety who idolizes Hitler, demonizes homosexuals (they're "swine"), threatened to "punish" a black reporter "with death," and formed an alliance with a Klan leader found criminally liable for inciting skinheads to beat an Ethiopian immigrant to death.  (If it's 1994 once again for Romney because of examination of his Bain years by the Obama team and the media, why are Obama's astonishingly extremist political activities in 1995 and beyond treated as off-limits by the media and, so far, by Romney himself?)

The most significant revelation in the Post article -- buried far down, yet deserving to be highlighted in the headline -- was how Romney's involvement in altruistic activities far outweighed a single alleged instance of cruelty. We learn that he "played a leading role in the American Field Service, which helped bring foreign students to the campus. He also served a leadership role on a student cabinet organization and during his senior year took a bus with some Kingswood girls to volunteer at the nearby state mental hospital..."

So a more fair and accurate headline would have focused primarily on these early signs that Romney was evolving into a compassionate leader. But this is the Post, some of whose writers were among the members of the JournoList email list, which served as a forum to discuss ways to cover up unwanted news such as the Rev. Wright story.

Another fascinating detail, also hidden far down in the article, could have just as easily been featured as the most important factor in a story about how the young Romney became the kind of leader he is today:

The campus's elegant Christ Church had a Star of David, an Islamic crescent, and yin-and-yang sign above its wooden door. The Mormon Romney joined Jews and Protestants on Cranbrook's Church Cabinet, which focused on community service.

Imagine the potential headline: "Romney shaped by inclusive 1960s church, Obama by anti-Semitic hate cult." Such a headline would be 100-percent factual, but no mainstream media outlet ever would dare to state the truth about the emperor's clothes.

In breathtaking contrast to its coverage of Romney, the Post has featured commentaries by Hamas and Hezb'allah terrorists, who are never identified as terrorists or even as bullies. Hamas official Ahmad Yousef and co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar have been Op-Ed contributors. The Post, in partnership with Newsweek, also included Grand Ayatollah Muhammed Hussein Fadlallah, "spiritual leader" of Hezb'allah, in a "Muslims Speak Out" panel in the "On Faith" forum. (An excerpt remains on the website, but the full original column no longer seems to be accessible.)  

Not surprisingly, it was in another Post "On Faith" column that Arun Gandhi declared that "Israel and the Jews are the biggest players" in "a culture of violence" that is "going to destroy humanity."  

The commentary by al-Zahar prompted terrorism expert Steven Emerson to ask, "Did the Post pay its standard fee for Zahar's column?" Emerson cited the opinion of Jeffrey Breinholt, former deputy chief of the Department of Justice's counterterrorism section, that any payment to an official of a designated terrorist organization might qualify as material support in violation of US law.

The "On Faith" column by Hezb'allah's Fadlallah introduced him merely as a "controversial" supporter of "resistance":

Considered the leading Shi'ite Muslim Intellectual in Lebanon, Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah is a controversial figure known primarily for his support of the armed Shi'ite resistance movement, Hezbollah and for his uncompromising stance against the State of Israel.

For the Post to use the term "resistance" is to repeat the terrorists' own propaganda and act as their PR agents by covering up the horror of their serial murders of civilians. And the adjective they apply to Hezb'allah's equivalent to bin Laden -- "controversial" -- is slightly milder than the label often given to Tim Tebow -- "polarizing."

As an obituary of Fadlallah noted, "Western intelligence services...held the ayatollah responsible for attacks against Western targets, including the 1983 bombings of two barracks in Beirut in which 241 United States Marines and 58 French paratroopers were killed." How many of Fadlallah's fellow Post columnists can boast achievements as awesome?

Fadlallah's 2010 death inspired the tweet by CNN's Senior Editor of Mideast affairs Octavia Nasr about how much she would miss him, and her subsequent firing. On the Washington Post Company-owned Foreign Policy.com, Stephen Walt -- best-known for maligning the motives and loyalty of Israel's supporters as co-author of The Israel Lobby -- defended Nasr's praise of Fadlallah, arguing, "CNN was essentially caving into a black/white, us vs. them, good vs. absolute evil view of the world. Because the United States had labeled Fadlallah a 'terrorist,' expressing any sort of positive comment about him was a firing offense... we ought to be able to acknowledge and 'respect' [people] for their positive actions while recognizing and condemning their errors or flaws."  

The numerous bigoted reader comments generated by his Washington Post-hosted commentaries "suggest that the purpose of Walt's blog is to act as a magnet for the animus of a readership hostile not only to Israel but also to American figures friendly to Israel, especially American Jews," noted Lee Smith of Tablet magazine.

"Whether that bothers the owners of The Washington Post or thrills the advertising staff is another question.  Jeffrey Goldberg [of The Atlantic] believes that big media companies have morally blinded themselves to the ramifications of using anti-Semitism to attract readers. 'I suppose that to the managers of Foreign Policy, traffic is traffic,' Goldberg says. 'But in the course of building that traffic they're surfacing some fairly dreadful invective about Jews. I don't think they'd be comfortable surfacing the same kind of invective about African-Americans or other groups. But there seems to be a high tolerance for hosting a Jew-baiting blog.'"

In the same vein, the Post website provides a unique version of history that can potentially help countless young students learn what a great guy Yasser Arafat was. They feature two heartwarming tributes:

Arafat's Dream Never Realized

For virtually his entire adult life, Yasser Arafat had one dream, and he pursued it with such energy and zeal -- some would say fanaticism -- that he came to personify the dream itself. The dream was of self-determination and statehood for the Palestinian people, and in the end he did not live to see it.

followed by:

Narrated Slide Show: Arafat Remembered

A close-up view of the life and legacy of the iconic leader and Nobel laureate who came to embody the hopes and aspirations of the Palestinians and their quest for a homeland. Narrated by The Post's Lee Hockstader.

Yes, the pioneer of modern Islamic terrorism, the biggest serial killer of Jews since Hitler, was an "iconic leader" who personified a dream and embodied hopes. Not a negative word can be found on the page, not even "troubling," the adjective pinned to Romney.

It's no accident the Post unveiled the "bully" narrative when they did. The earlier storyline -- that Romney is a weak candidate, fails to connect with voters, and is universally disliked -- became difficult to sustain any longer when the man nobody liked won the most votes.  Another strategy taking shape, not long ago considered unthinkable, is revealed in a recent Post column asking whether Romney's religion is "fair game."  The question itself hints that there is something objectionable in Mormonism that reasonable people might find to be a reason not to vote for Romney. Prepare for further, increasingly desperate attacks, as Romney continues to receive more negative coverage than mass-murdering terrorists." -- Edward Olshaker

Edward Olshaker is a longtime freelance journalist whose work has appeared in History News Network, The Jewish Press, FrontPage Magazine, and other publications.


Edward Olshaker  AmericanThinker.com June 4, 2012

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    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    James Bovard

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Mason

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James Madison

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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”

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    James Madison

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mike Adams

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    WAG

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • “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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Plato

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • "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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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."

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Sam Adams

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • “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”

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Ann Landers

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

    John Wooden

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • 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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

  • "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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    WAG

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Syrus

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    James Madison

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

  • “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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Plato

  • “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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charlotte

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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)

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

  • 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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Eliot

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

    American Patriot

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Confucius

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

    Willis Player

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Dave Barry

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anatole France

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

  • "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

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

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Galileo

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus

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

    John Wayne

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

  • “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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Brault

  • “It 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

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

    Moliere

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

    St. Augustine

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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)

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Upton Sinclair

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


    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • “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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

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

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • 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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    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”

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • 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.”

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “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 )

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    William Faulkner

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • 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

  • "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"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    American Citizen

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Luck

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • “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

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


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Mark Twain

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    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

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

  • “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?”

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

  • "The 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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Unknown

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Anonymous

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Confucious

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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

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

    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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Jack Miner

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

    John Jay

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • 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

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon