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Soldier Charged After E-Mailed Pictures From Home
Posted By: UFO on January 20, 2010 08:03 AM in MUZZLED
Chris Williams  WQAD.com Published on January 14, 2010


"GALESBURG, Illinois - Tonight a Quad City area soldier is in Afghanistan being forced to stay to face charges connected to pictures his mother sent to him. The mother says the pictures were designed to ease the homesickness of life on the warfront but she had no idea they would lead to a child pornography investigation and months of wondering whether the accusations would bring charges. 8 On Your Side Reporter Chris Williams looked into the case.

Inside the Galesburg home decorated with two blue stars the Millers worry for their soldier son's safety. He's not in the hands of the enemy but these days they feel the U.S. Army has become anything but an ally.

"I've been told it's none of your business", said Rodney Miller, "that it was 'Army matters' and it was none of our business."

Specialist Billy Miller was in Afghanistan with the Galva based 33rd Infantry Brigade of the Illinois National Guard. In September we captured the unit's happy homecoming but Billy was left behind because of pictures his mother e-mailed.

"You have no clue how it eats me up", said a crying Terri Miller. "I blame myself every day, every day, if I wouldn't have sent the pictures he would be home."

In August the military began what it called a "child pornography investigation" into what the family calls "harmless pictures of a little girl". The pictures show her playing in a swimming pool and posing on Billy's truck and inside of a home. One we did not show on television shows her standing in the water with part of her buttocks exposed from her bathing suit.

Billy's girlfriend Melissa Fox defended the pictures. "Anyone that has a kid knows what it's like to have these pictures. They are gonna realize that they are pictures, it's not child pornography."

The child is a relative whom the family says Billy treated as his own child when the girl was diagnosed with cancer as her father went through boot camp. Her father told us he can't believe the charges, especially since they're on other family computers and on Facebook pages and no one else has been investigated.

Billy talked to us from Afghanistan where he's working with another unit despite his situation. He tried to explain the humor behind the pictures. "Personally Chris, she's the biggest 4 year old 'Tom-Boy' you'd ever want to meet."

But military leaders aren't laughing and, for months, Billy and his parents claim they were kept in the dark on his status by the Army. They even contacted a congressman and his staff said they had few answers.

A day after the Illinois National Guard told us they knew of no charges an Army official e-mailed me and said Miller was officially charged with "failure to obey a General Order" and "possession child pornography" on January 5th. It was the first time the family says they'd heard he was officially charged with a crime.

"I feel he is a prisoner of something I sent to him", said Terri, "and I can't do nothing for him."

The Army says Billy will stay in Afghanistan until he faces court martial or there are other recommendations. The family is worried for Billy's mental health. They've noticed changes that they blame on the months of not knowing and spending nearly 17 months in Afghanistan. They hope he can receive the help he needs soon and hope it comes on American soil." (Chris Williams/WQAD.com “8 On Your Side” 1/14/10)

Chris Williams  WQAD.com January 14, 2010

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    Dave Barry

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexander the Great

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

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    James Madison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Anatole France

  • "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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Voltaire

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Mason

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    WAG

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    Plato

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    George Washington

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • 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.”

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

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • “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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • “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

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kevin McCullough

  • "When 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

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Tacitus

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Charlotte

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Yogi Berra

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


    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

  • "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)

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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)

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The 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)

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    WAG

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

  • "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.

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

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

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

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Evan Sayet

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

    Barbara Bush

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

    Dana Buchman

  • “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 )

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Jacob

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Voltaire

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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)

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Lord Byron

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    George Washington

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

    Sam Adams

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • “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)

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

    Demosthenes

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

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    George Berkeley

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

    George Mason

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

    James Madison

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    WAG

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Socrates

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    David Stockman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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)

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • “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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Government Motto

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    William Faulkner

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

  • “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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    WAG

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Cal Thomas

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • “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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

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

    David Letterman

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    George Washington

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    John Wooden

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

    James Madison

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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."

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    John Kerry

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    WAG

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

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

    Unknown

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    St. Augustine

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Lao-tzu

  • “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

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "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)

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Confucious

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Ann Landers

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “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)

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Galileo

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    George Eliot

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

    WAG

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

    General George Patton

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

  • “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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • “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)

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    WAG

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    William Pitt

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Luck

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Josef Stalin

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

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

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

    George Sutherland

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Peter Drucker

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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