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As Unmasking Allegations Begin To Surround Susan Rice, Of Course The Media Tried To Smother The Story
Posted By: Letters on April 7, 2017 09:12 AM in MEDIA BIAS
Matt Vespa  TownHall.com Published on April 6, 2017


"There’s a reason why Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) called Susan Rice the ‘Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration.” Whenever disaster strikes, she’s somehow involved. The latest episode: she reportedly requested that at least one member of Donald Trump’s transition team be unmasked from the incidental collection by our intelligence services. This whole saga began when President Trump tweeted allegations that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama White House. Granted, the word choice could have been better, but we now know that the surveillance of Donald Trump and his campaign began before he was the GOP nominee, and that the person who did the unmasking was high up the food chain, well known, and not a member of the FBI. That was when the roads merged with Rice.

Now, in March, Rice said she didn’t know about the incidental collection. Now, she says it was part of the job. Keep in mind that Rice is not an arbiter of truth and is a known liar who told the nation that the Benghazi terror attack was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video that had been posted months before the assault, when in fact the Obama administration knew from the get-go that this was an act of terrorism. But 2012 election optics took priority.

The evidence of the unmasking occurred when House Intelligence chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) held a brief presser on the Hill about the unmasking before taking a stroll to the White House to brief the president. He also viewed the documents in question on White House grounds, which stirred controversy. He took heat from the rest of the committee for keeping them in the dark on this development, but it must’ve been significant because ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) viewed the documents last week—and has gone silent. Schiff is an attack dog. This is out of character. Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted that this is news, and that it’s interesting that the Obama White House is unmasking Trump officials when the FBI is the authority investigating the Trump-Russia collusion allegations.

Well, this isn’t good for the liberal narrative that Trump might have colluded with Russia. They’re waiting like kids on Christmas for the smoking gun—that the Trump team did collude with Russian intelligence to sink Hillary Clinton—to be unveiled. There is zero evidence to prove this, kids. And from the looks of it, neither the House nor the Senate Intelligence Committees have found any solid evidence to substantiate such an explosive claim. So, what to do about this Rice angle. Well, you deny or bury it. As David Burge tweeted some time ago, you cover this story “with a pillow,” until it stops moving.

Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist noted how CNN outright denied that the Rice story could be true, with Chris Cuomo dismissing it as a right wing conspiracy theory. Why? Well, because associates of Rice said it was false. That’s right—friends of a known liar says all of this is fiction. Well, I’m sold. Said by no one ever. No, wait—that’s not quite right. CNN went dark of the story on the day the story broke from Bloomberg’s Eli Lake, so I guess they were sold. Only to have Fox News and MSNBC (what a time to be alive, huh?) cover the story pervasively. MSNBC even had an interview with Rice, who denied leaking anything. Again, she’s lied before. The trust ship left a long time ago for fried Rice. CNN’s Jim Sciutto, the national security correspondent at the network, also dismissed the development. There’s a possible catch here though. Sciutto worked for the State Department between 2011 and 2013. As Matt Balan at Mediaite wrote, CNN allowed an State Department alum, someone who formerly worked with Rice, to run interference on the story and keep the anti-Trump narrative on track.

T. Becket Adams had a rational suggestion to the news media that thinks this story is a “distraction.” How about just doing your jobs?

It may be that the "unmasking" of Americans was perfectly legal, and that the role Rice played was minuscule. Once the facts come out, it may be that the entire story has been overblown, and that nothing unusual or unethical occurred.

However, the facts are still being collected.

Reporters are wrong to blow off the story as a "diversion." There are legitimate questions that need to be answered. Audiences deserve that much. Dismissing the story outright as a "distraction" before all the facts are in rightly raises additional concerns – and suspicion.

Well, that’s not happening. Instead, MSNBC went into full meltdown mode, where host and resident Hitler scholar Chris Matthews said that the whole story is—you guessed it—racist and sexist.

Concerning unmasking overall, a review by the Director of National Intelligence found that Americans caught on FISA intelligence reports were unmasked roughly 25 percent of the time in 2015. Fox News's Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne also noted that the information that Rice unmasked was detailed to the point where it could be viewed as a private investigator’s file. Requests for unmasking must be approved by the NSA, and that such information can only been viewed by the requester. That obviously did not happen.

The intelligence reports at the center of the Susan Rice unmasking controversy were detailed, and almost resembled a private investigator’s file, according to a Republican congressman familiar with the documents.

"This is information about their everyday lives," Rep. Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence committee said. "Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.”

[…]

The Office for the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the 17 intelligence agencies, said "...in 2015, NSA disseminated 4,290 FAA Section 702 intelligence reports that included U.S. person information. Of those 4,290 reports, the U.S. person information was masked in 3,168 reports and unmasked in 1,122 reports."

The report said "NSA is allowed to unmask the identity for the specific requesting recipient only under certain conditions and where specific additional controls are in place" and those conditions were met for "654 U.S. person identities" in 2015.

That means Americans were identified in 26 percent of the cases, or roughly one in four intelligence reports.

[…]

While not commenting on the individual case, a former senior intelligence official explained the request must be approved by the NSA. Rice would have understood that there is an extensive government paper trail, that can be audited within the NSA, that shows who requested the unmasking, on what basis, and whether it was granted. This raises more questions about Rice, her motivation and whether it was authorized higher up, offering cover.

If approved, the former senior intelligence official said, only the requester, in this case Rice, would receive the information. Based on Fox News’ reporting, the information was shared beyond Rice, but it is not clear if those who received it had a “need to know.”

This story isn’t going away until all avenues of inquiry are answered. CNN would do well to be part of that effort." -- Matt Vespa


Matt Vespa  TownHall.com April 6, 2017

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    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    David Letterman

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    GR

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • “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”

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • 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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Jack Miner

  • 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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • 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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Steven Wright

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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.

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

    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

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

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "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

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Willis Player

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Voltaire

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

  • “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

  • “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)

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

  • "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."

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Cal Thomas

  • “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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Government Motto

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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)

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Plato

  • “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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    WAG

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Plato

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “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

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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”

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Edison

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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


    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    David Stockman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Voltaire

  • 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.”

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • “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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    James Madison

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

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Tacitus

  • “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

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

  • "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)

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

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

    Aristotle

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • “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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • “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?”

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Mason

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

    Mark Twain

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

  • 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Rick Perry

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    American Patriot

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Galileo

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Kerry

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Charles Gordy

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "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

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Lord Byron

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Luck

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Marx

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Anonymous

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

    Confucious

  • “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

  • "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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Unknown

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

    George Washington

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

    George Orwell

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rod Serling

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Syrus

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

  • "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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

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

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "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

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

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

    Moliere

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "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

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

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Robert Novak

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "If 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

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

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

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

    Doug Larson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Adams

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

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

    George Santayana

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Confucius

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Anatole France

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    James Madison

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

    John Adams

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Socrates

  • “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 )

  • "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

  • "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"

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    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

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

    WAG

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Charlotte

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • “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 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)

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • “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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • “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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    George Washington

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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