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Gun Dealer Gets Prison For Selling To Illegal Immigrant; Illegal 'Middle Man' Not Charged
Posted By: Jersey Joe on September 17, 2010 07:40 AM in MUZZLED
Diane Macedo  FOXNews.com Published on September 10, 2010


HUH?  Are you kidding me!?!

A US American Vet is convicted on a “should have known” argument by ATF!   WHAT!!!

And the illegal alien who really committed the crime not only walks but is not deported?  HUH! (Jersey Joe)

Gun Dealer Gets Prison for Selling to Illegal Immigrant; Illegal 'Middle Man' Not Charged 

"Gun rights advocates are up in arms that a Texas gun dealer was sentenced to six months in prison for selling a firearm to an illegal immigrant, but a "middle-man" who bought the gun for the immigrant -- and who was in the U.S. illegally himself, but had a valid driver's license -- was never arrested, charged or deported in the case.

Paul Copeland, 56, a Vietnam veteran, was sentenced to prison time and two years probation in federal court last week for selling a gun to an undocumented alien, Hipolito Aviles, at the Texas Gun Show in Austin in January. 

But Aviles wasn't the man who handed Copeland the money for the gun. That man was Leonel Huerta Sr., who presented as identification the valid Texas driver's license he had obtained before his visa expired in 2007.

Copeland claimed he was presented with a valid driver's license and had no way of knowing that the man he was selling the gun to was an illegal immigrant, or that he intended to give the gun to another illegal immigrant.

Huerta, in a phone interview with Copeland's attorney that was included in court documents, said he showed Copeland his driver's license in order to purchase the gun, and it wasn't until he was leaving the building that he handed the gun to Aviles.

But agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified that Copeland should have known that Huerta was buying the gun for Aviles. 

"Agents witnessed the Defendant (Copeland) negotiate a price for a handgun with Hipolito Aviles, who then handed cash to a second Hispanic male, who then handed Aviles' cash and his own identification to the defendant," the prosecution said in court documents

"The Defendant in turn sold the firearm and handed it to the 'straw' purchaser, who then handed the firearm to Hipolito Aviles. The Defendant then instructed Mr. Aviles to hand the firearm back to the straw purchaser because he had 'bought' the firearm. Agents witnessed the straw purchaser hand the firearm back to Hipolito Aviles a short time later."

Aviles, the undocumented immigrant, was charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, served a little over six months in prison and was deported on July 8, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Daryl Fields said.

But Huerta, the "middle man" who bought the gun for Aviles and also was in the country illegally, suffered no legal consequences in the case. He is believed to still be living in the country illegally.

"Instead of busting the illegal alien for buying, they bust the citizen for selling," said Paul Velte, founder of Peaceable Texans for Firearms Rights, a gun-owners rights advocacy group from Austin. 

Copeland, in an interview with FoxNews.com, said he and several other witnesses, including Aviles and Huerta's son, who was present during the gun purchase, testified that the men never exchanged money in front of him. He said that throughout the purchase, he either talked with Huerta, who he says "spoke perfect English," or to the group in general, but never to Aviles directly.

"I never conversed with Hipolito at all," Copeland said. "The gentleman claims that he doesn't speak any English." 

But one thing all sides agreed on is that Huerta, using a valid Texas driver's license, knowingly bought a gun for someone who was ineligible to buy one himself -- all the while knowing that he, too, was in the country illegally. 

"SA [Special Agent] Jones interviewed Huerta, using an interpreter, and learned that he is also illegally in the United States and he showed SA Jones a work visa that expired in 2007," ATF wrote in its report of the incident. "SA Jones further interviewed Huerta and learned that he had just met Aviles for the first time at the gun show and he agreed to help Aviles purchase a gun because Aviles did not have proper identification." 

But, unlike Aviles, Huerta was not arrested at the gun show that day. And though the report said he was "to be indicted," the ATF said he was never charged in the case. 

"Apparently, Huerta was not charged because he was a witness," ATF spokeswoman Franceska Perot told FoxNews.com, adding that the bureau referred the case to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE spokeswoman Gail Montenegro said there was no record of Huerta in ICE's system, indicating that there is no effort underway to deport him.

Perot said that, to her understanding, Huerta wasn't arrested at the gun show because agents there felt "he was just a go-between for Aviles." She said she couldn't say specifically why the decision was made not to prosecute him later, other than to say that situations like this happen all the time.

"It's a prosecutorial decision. They decide, are we going to get more time for this guy, for his part, or are we going to use him as a witness for someone else? So I guess that was their decision," she said.

Velte says that decision should "enrage all Americans."

"The illegal alien walks free, but the citizen gets convicted," he said. "The same government charged with controlling immigration is the one using illegal immigrants to attack its own citizens. Does this make any sense?"

When asked about Huerta, the U.S. Attorney's Office said, "we do not comment about our prosecutorial decision making process."

Attempts to contact Huerta were unsuccessful.

As for Copeland, Perot said he may not like the verdict in his case, but it was issued by a jury fair and square.

"He was found guilty by a jury, so if he feels like he was unfairly tried then there's an appeals process for that," she said.

Copeland says he intends to explore that process to the fullest.

"The appeal's being filed as we speak," he said."


Diane Macedo  FOXNews.com September 10, 2010

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  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    James Madison

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Confucius

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

  • "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 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

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

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

  • "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)

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Novak

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

  • “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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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."

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • “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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Ann Landers

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

    George Orwell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Charlotte

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Voltaire

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "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)

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    James A. Garfield

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

  • “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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    American Patriot

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • “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?”

  • "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"

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    George Mason

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    George Santayana

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

    George Washington

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

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

    WAG

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

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

  • "If you 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)

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Willis Player

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Syrus

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    GR

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Steven Wright

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • “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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • 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

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

  • “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 )

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mike Adams

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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.

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "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

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

    Confucious

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    WAG

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    George Washington

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • 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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Aristotle

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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

  • 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.”

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    David Letterman

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The 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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Voltaire

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

    George Orwell

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

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • "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)

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

    John Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    WAG

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Demosthenes

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Anonymous

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

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “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

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

    Alfred Adler

  • 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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

  • 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.

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The 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)

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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”

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Kerry

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    James Madison

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Plato

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • “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 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • 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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Paul Horning

  • “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

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

    Luck

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

  • "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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • “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)

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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)

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • “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 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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    WAG

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

    Hugo Black

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

    James Madison

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

    Karl Marx