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Stephen Dinan  The Washington Times Published on February 11, 2015

Lawmakers fear illegals could use Obama amnesty to find ways to vote

"IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn't pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama's temporary deportation amnesty.

The revelation — which contradicts what he told Congress last week — comes as lawmakers also raised concerns Mr. Obama's amnesty could open a window to illegal immigrants finding ways to vote, despite it being against the law.

"While we may disagree about whether your deferred action programs were lawfully created and implemented, we are confident that we can all agree that these programs cannot be permitted to impair the integrity of our elections," Republican members of Congress from Ohio wrote in a letter to Mr. Obama Wednesday, ahead of a hearing on the issue in the House on Thursday.

Mr. Obama's new deportation policies, which carve most illegal immigrants out of danger of being removed, and could proactively grant as many as 4 million illegal immigrants work permits and Social Security numbers, are increasingly under fire for ancillary consequences such as tax credits and competition for jobs.

Mr. Koskinen, testifying to the House oversight committee, said the White House never asked him or anyone else at the IRS about the potential tax effects of his amnesty policy.

"I haven't talked to the White House about this at all," he said.

He also clarified his testimony to the Senate last week, where he acknowledged illegal immigrants who had paid taxes using substitute Social Security numbers but who gain real Social Security numbers when they are approved for the amnesty can apply for back-refunds of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

On Wednesday, he said even illegal immigrants who didn't pay taxes will be able to apply for back-credits once they get Social Security numbers.

The EITC is a refundable tax credit, which means those who don't have any tax liability can still get money back from the government.

"Under the new program, if you get a Social Security number and you work, you'll be eligible to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit," Mr. Koskinen said.

He said that would apply even "if you did not file" taxes, as long as the illegal immigrant could demonstrate having worked off-the-books during those years.

That expands the universe of people eligible for the tax credit by millions. He said only about 700,000 illegal immigrants currently work and pay taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, but as many as 4 million illegal immigrants could get a stay of deportation and work permits under the temporary amnesty, which would mean they would be eligible to claim back-refunds if they worked those years.

Mr. Koskinen said he didn't know how much money that would cost, and said the White House never checked with him before announcing the amnesty. He said the maximum annual credit is between $500 and $600 for an individual.

Meanwhile, the concerns over voting are beginning to bubble up.

Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, will hold a hearing on the issue Thursday.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who has told Mr. Obama that illegal immigrants could find ways to vote thanks to his policy, is slated to testify." -- Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan  The Washington Times February 11, 2015

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


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

    Paul Horning

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”


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

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Robert Novak

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


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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "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)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    George Washington

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

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

  • “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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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


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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    John Adams

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Government Motto

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

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

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

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    Doug Larson

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

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


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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Danny Schecter

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


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

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

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    William Pitt

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


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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

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


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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • 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

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."


  • "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

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


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

    Bob Hope

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Will Rogers

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


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

    Thomas Paine

  • 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

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

    American Citizen

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


  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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


  • “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 )

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    John Adams (1826)

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


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

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


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

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


  • "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

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Mark Twain

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


  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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


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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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


  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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


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

    William Faulkner

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

  • "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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Anatole France

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


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


  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"


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

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

    James Madison

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

    George Orwell

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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"

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

  • “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

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


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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Lord Byron

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


  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."


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

    Mark Twain

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


  • "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

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


  • “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

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

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

    Paul Proctor

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

    Saul Bellow

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


  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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


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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Bob Hope

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

    George Orwell

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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


  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Sowell

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Bovard

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

    Anne Coleman

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


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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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


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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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"


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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John Wooden

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Rod Serling

  • “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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The Constitution shall never be prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "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?"


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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Jay Leno

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • 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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    Paul Jacob

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "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."

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

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


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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"


  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Jay

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Kevin McCullough

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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


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

    Mark Twain

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

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

    George Washington

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "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

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Clint Murchison

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

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


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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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


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

    Willis Player

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

    John Kerry

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


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


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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    General George Patton

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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


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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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)

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


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

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


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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Mike Adams

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Philip K. Dick

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


  • "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

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

  • "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"


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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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


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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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


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

    Thomas Fuller

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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"

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

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


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


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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "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

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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


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

  • "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

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • “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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander Pope

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


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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    W. C. Fields

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


  • “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

  • 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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Orwell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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


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


  • “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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Thomas Sowell

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


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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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”

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

  • 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.


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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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


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

    Milton Friedman

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


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

    Voltaire (1764)

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”


  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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


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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

  • "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"


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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

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

    John D. Ashcroft

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    George Washington

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

    Jack Miner

  • “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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

    Dana Buchman

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

    John Wooden

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


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

    Daniel Webster

  • “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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • 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.”

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Edmund Burke

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


  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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


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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild