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Government Desperation Is Increasing
Posted By: Letters on October 1, 2014 06:09 AM in GOVERNMENT
Monty Pelerin  AmericanThinker.com Published on October 1, 2014


"Government beneficence is mostly a myth based on the following assumptions:

  1. It is necessary.
  2. It is good.
  3. It makes outcomes better than they otherwise would be.

Point number one, the necessity of government, is true up to a point. There is arguably some limited set of functions that might better be performed jointly rather than separately. Extreme libertarians believe otherwise, suggesting there is virtually no role for government. Our Founders disagreed and provided for a quite limited role in the founding documents.

The second two conditions, at least given what our government does today, are increasingly disputed by those who look at government objectively. If these latter two become widely accepted as untrue, then the role of government will be reduced dramatically. Government will do anything it can to prevent its reduction. It is this risk which leads to government desperation. It will do whatever it can to protect its privilege and plunder.

Government Integrity: An Oxymoron

What does government do when it is failing? Why it lies, of course, just like a criminal enterprise.  It lies about anything it believes it needs to and can get away with. When you have the media running interference for you and an opposition party too cowardly to blow the whistle, that means you can lie just about anything and get away with it.

Even under normal conditions government fudges numbers to support its actions and policies. Government always benefits from making conditions look better than they are. A true understanding of what government does, as opposed to what it pretends to do, would mean its end, at least in any form resembling its current size, configuration and responsibilities.

Allowing government to report its own performance is worse than allowing the fox in charge of the chicken coop to report on the number and health of the chickens. Strict auditing requirements are imposed on private firms. Criminal penalties are levied for mis-reporting. In the absence of such requirements and laws, market forces would provide some discipline and deterrent on the private sector. Reasonable people disagree as to whether market forces should be supplemented with governmental penalties and to what degree. Government, however, is exempt from market forces or any meaningful legal oversight. As a result, duplicity, fraud and failures are natural and inevitable outcomes for government. Those most sanctimonious and quick to impose rules on others exempt themselves from meaningful oversight.

As government desperation increases, the quantity and boldness of government lies increase. For those paying attention and not blindly rooting for a particular team (political party), the deceit is readily apparent. The fact that so many voters believe their party can do no wrong, or at least will do less wrong than their opponents, contributes to the electorate's apparent willingness to tolerate government abuses, excesses and theft from the productive.  H. L.  Mencken understood the game at least as well as the politicians playing it:

No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.

Integrity and a desire to truly serve the public are noble objectives for young idealists. However, once office is obtained, adherence to such ideals puts the officeholder at a disadvantage to his fellow competitors. Survival is all that matters and the rules to prevent harmful behavior are practically nonexistent. Politics becomes a race to the bottom as the means to remain on top.

Khorasan: Government Desperation

A recent post  pointed out government desperation in the economic sphere. It dealt with the easily refuted claim regarding the annual fiscal operating deficit. For government to make phony deficit claims when the numbers are both definitive and readily available is a sign of desperation.

Now a more egregious claim has been made in the geo-political realm regarding the Khorasan Group. How does anyone expect the American public to believe that this new group, never before heard of, developed overnight? The claim is incredible, but a sign of how desperate our government or some of its officials must be. In this case, the claim appears to be motivated purely by politics.

President Obama's decision to attack ISIS (ISIL?), after calling them the "JV team," is embarrassing for the president. Even when they revealed themselves as "varsity" players, the feckless Obama claimed that he had no strategy to deal with them. That was amazing and disingenuous.  Be assured that the military had multiple strategies/recommendations available long before Obama upgraded ISIS's status from junior varsity. Note also that Obama's claims that intelligence let him down were lies. He was warned of ISIS, its growing strength and the threat it presented, at least as early as January of 2014 and some say more than a year ago.

Obama was truthful when he said he had no strategy. His world is political and he had no strategy because he had no way to avoid looking ineffective and bad politically. He had multiple military options, but not a good political one. He needed a strategy that could save his failing presidency and extricate him and his floundering party from his previously declared statements and positions. The strategy had to solve both his "JV" comments and his oft-repeated claim that Al Qaeda had been destroyed, a pillar of his re-election campaign.

From out of nowhere sprang this never-before-heard-of threat -- Khorasan! Obama must believe he is dealing with six-year olds and can tell them anything. Apparently he confuses his base with the entire American population.

These comments should not be interpreted as minimizing the threat of ISIS or the now conveniently termed Khorasan. Both are dangerous and must be stopped and preferably eradicated. They deserve whatever is headed in their direction except the phony name provided by our government. Khorasan is Al Queda and/or its sub-groups!

Obama's incompetence in this and other matters is only exceeded by his willingness to blatantly lie and blame others. What opinion must he hold of the American public to expect them to believe him?  The recognition and willingness to speak out against our "Emperor has no brain" is increasing. Apparently, some of the media now find him indefensible.  Here are a few relevant observations:

1. Greenwald and Hussein described the new creation of this supposed new threat as

... the wholesale concoction of a brand new terror threat that was branded “The Khorasan Group.” After spending weeks depicting ISIS as an unprecedented threat – too radical even for Al Qaeda! – administration officials suddenly began spoon-feeding their favorite media organizations and national security journalists tales of a secret group that was even scarier and more threatening than ISIS, one that posed a direct and immediate threat to the American Homeland. Seemingly out of nowhere, a new terror group was created in media lore.

Greenwald and Hussein also described the near-total complicity in the lie by the propaganda arm of big government, the mainstream media.

2. Aron Lund provided his interpretation of what was happening:

The “Khorasan Group” is a term that gained currency only in the past two weeks. It was first discussed in a September 13 dispatch by the Associated Press, but reporting didn’t really take off until after September 20, when the New York Timesquoted U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as saying that “in terms of threat to the homeland, Khorasan may pose as much of a danger as the Islamic State.” This set off a minor tsunami of headlines in U.S. and international media, typically presenting this “Khorasan” as a hitherto unknown but incredibly lethal new terrorist group in Syria.

A closer reading of the actual statements by U.S. officials to the New York Times, Associated Press, and other media paints a different picture. What is being discussed is not a “new terrorist group,” but rather a specialized cell that has gradually been established within, or on, the fringes of an already existing al-Qaeda franchise, the so-called Nusra Front. What this seems to be about is a jihadi cell consisting of veteran al-Qaeda members who have arrived to the Nusra Front in Syria from abroad, mainly via Iran, and who are in direct contact with al-Qaeda’s international leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, himself believed to be based in Pakistan.

3. Andrew McCarthy described why the name came about:

There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the “Khorosan Group” suddenly went from anonymity to the “imminent threat” that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.

You haven’t heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn’t one. It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the –Iranian–?Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.

Khorosan is a group not even known to the Syrians.

Options for covering up prior lies are running out. That is as true for the economic lies as the geo-political ones. Matters have deteriorated so far in both areas that credible explanations are no longer possible. We have entered the "Khorosan phase" of duplicity. That is an advanced state of Orwell's modification of the language to mean whatever the government wants it to be. The Khorosan phase represents that degree of lying necessary to try to not lose control by government. It is so extreme now that it is doubtful that credibility can be maintained much longer. Our current Fraud-In-Chief has necessitated this result." -- Monty Pelerin


Monty Pelerin  AmericanThinker.com October 1, 2014

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Jay Leno

  • "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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dana Buchman

  • “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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Robert Brault

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Ted Nugent

  • “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

  • “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

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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)

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • “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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    George Mason

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Luck

  • “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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Bob Hope

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Unknown

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    John Wooden

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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)

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

    George Orwell

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    James Madison

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    WAG

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

  • “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

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

    Moliere

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • 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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dave Barry

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Anonymous

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

    Rod Serling

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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)

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

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Unknown

  • "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 oppose the war, but support the troops"

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • 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.”

  • “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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Tacitus

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "I 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

  • "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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    George Washington

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

  • "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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry Truman

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "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

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Pitt

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    John Adams

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Government Motto

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Alfred Adler

  • 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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Charlotte

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    George Orwell

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    St. Augustine

  • “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?”

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    John Adams

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    American Patriot

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    John Adams

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    WAG

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • 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.

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

  • "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."

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "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

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    David Boaz

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "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

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    John Adams

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dean Acheson

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Plato

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    George Mason

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

    James Madison

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

  • “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)

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

  • "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)

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Jack Miner

  • “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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Anonymous

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    George Washington

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    GR

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

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    William Pitt

  • "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

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

    Socrates

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    George Washington

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    WAG

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

    Mitt Romney

  • “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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels