March 18, 2018

It's Way Past Tea Party Time

"Of all the outrages that led to Americans organizing "tea parties" today to protest high taxes and unprecedented federal spending, the most serious and consequential has gone on the longest -- and has been almost entirely unnoticed. It is best explained by a Gallup poll released yesterday. According to the poll, 48 percent of Americans said their tax rates were "about right," 46 percent said they were "too high," and 3 percent said they were "too low." On the income tax alone, 61 percent called the amount they had to pay this year "fair." The average state and local tax burden in the United States was 9.7 percent in 2008, according to the Tax Foundation. That means that on average every American paid 9.7 percent of his income in state and local taxes alone last year. On top of that, Americans paid federal income tax rates of between 10 percent and 35 percent. On top of that, many paid federal capital gains taxes, estate taxes, cigarette taxes, etc. What so many Americans are calling "fair" is often between 20 percent and 45 percent of their income -- not including taxes on capital gains, interest and other incidentals. President Obama wants to raise the highest federal bracket to 39 percent. If that happens, Americans earning more than about $373,000 a year will give to government roughly 50 percent of all they earn. In states such as New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and California, where such an income is not all that unusual for a dual-income couple, that already happens when all taxes are accounted for. How did it become "fair" for an American family to give to government a third of its income? How did it become "fair" for an American family to give to government half of its income? When Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765, Americans had never before experienced direct taxation. They rebelled. In 1767, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts, which levied taxes on an array of British goods. The colonists responded by boycotting British imports. Parliament repealed most of the Townshend Acts in 1770 (except the tax on tea), and in 1773 passed the Tea Act, which essentially told Americans they had to buy their tea from the East India Company through government-approved merchants. Though the act actually lowered the cost of British tea, Americans were so outraged at Britain's assertion of authority that they forbade tea-bearing ships from docking. And, of course, in Boston they threw 342 chests of tea into the harbor. All of these taxes, by the way, were passed to finance the British Army. The newly independent United States taxed its people directly to pay off the war and ongoing conflicts with France, but in 1802, under President Jefferson, all direct taxation upon the American people was ended. That lasted for a decade, until we had to finance the War of 1812. That war was paid off by 1817, and Americans experienced no direct taxation from their federal government until 1861. That means that "Manifest Destiny," including James K. Polk's war with Mexico, and the expansion of the country from coast to coast, was financed without a single direct federal tax being levied upon the American people. The federal income tax imposed to finance the Civil War had two tax brackets -- 3 percent and 5 percent -- and was repealed in 1872. It remained off the books until 1913, when the 16th Amendment was ratified. The federal income tax rates in 1913 ranged from 1 percent to 7 percent. That highest rate applied to people earning $500,000 a year or more. Today, a married couple earning that much would pay a federal income tax rate of 35 percent, and with all taxes combined could pay more than half their income in taxes. The greatest tax outrage in American history is Washington's gradual convincing of the American people that giving so much of their income to the government is just and fair. Our forefathers rebelled over taxes that amounted to pennies per item, and two centuries later we fork over 40 percent of our income and call it "fair." The excise taxes and import duties that financed Washington for more than a century were not sustainable. A new tax system was needed. But in the century that followed its adoption, it changed the American people themselves. Americans today are taxed at levels most of our forebears would have considered unthinkable. By our own nation's historical standards, we are outrageously, insanely overtaxed. And yet we shrug our shoulders and say, well, at least we're not France. By the way, France's top marginal tax rate is 40 percent. President Obama plans to raise our top marginal rate to 39 percent. As Samuel Adams, organizer of the Boston Tea Party, said in his famous speech in Philadelphia in August of 1776, "When the spirit of liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us easier victims to tyranny." (Andrew Cline/The American Spectator 4/15/09)

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    Thomas Jefferson

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    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Henry Ford

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    Saul Bellow

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    Larry Elder

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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    Joseph Stalin

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

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    John D. Ashcroft

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    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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”

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    John Wooden

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    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

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    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • “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

  • "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

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

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


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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Vince Lombardi

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


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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Karl Marx

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."


  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"


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

    Mark Twain

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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


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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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


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

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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


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

    Dick Cheney

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • “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

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


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

    Mark Twain

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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


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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • 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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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


  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    American Patriot

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Ayn Rand

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


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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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


  • "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

  • "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."


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

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

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"


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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Karl Marx

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

  • “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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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


  • "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 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)

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

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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


  • "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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Santayana

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

    Milton Friedman

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


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

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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."


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

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

    Anatole France

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

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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Powers

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

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

    James Madison

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


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

    Patrick Henry

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


  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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


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


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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

  • "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?"


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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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


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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Spanish Proverb

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


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

    Milton Friedman

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


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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

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

  • “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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Sam Rayburn

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


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

    Joseph Addison

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

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


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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Albert Einstein

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


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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rick Perry

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    George Washington

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”


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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Jay Leno

  • "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"


  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    George Washington

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Groucho Marx

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

  • "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

  • "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."


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

  • "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 nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

  • "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."


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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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


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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    St. Augustine

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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


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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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


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


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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    American Patriot

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

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


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

    Harry Truman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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”

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    W. C. Fields

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


  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

  • “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”

  • "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

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


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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • 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.


  • "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

  • "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."


  • “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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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


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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "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

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

    George Berkeley

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


  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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 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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    von Clausewitz

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


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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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


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

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Lou Holtz

  • “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

  • "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 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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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.”

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

  • “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)

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    John Adams

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


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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

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


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


  • "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

  • "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)

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


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


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


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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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


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

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

    Paul Jacob

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


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

    Samuel Adams

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

  • "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)

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

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


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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

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


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


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

    George Washington

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

    Government Motto

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Citizen

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


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

    H.L. Mencken

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “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

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

    Willis Player

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

    Antonio Porchia

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


  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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


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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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


  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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


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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aldous Huxley

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


  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"


  • "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

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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


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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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."

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    David Letterman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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


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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

  • "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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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


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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

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


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

    James Madison

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

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


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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

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

    Lord Byron

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • “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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • 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

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

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    William Faulkner

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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?”

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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


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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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


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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Doug Larson

  • “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)

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

  • “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

  • "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

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


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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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


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

    Bertrand Russell

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


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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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


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

    Robert Novak

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anne Coleman

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

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Larry Elder

  • 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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Pitt

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

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


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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Dave Gardner

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


  • “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”


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

    Ayn Rand

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

    Dean Acheson

  • "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

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    William Pitt

  • 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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Maya Angelou

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


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

    Mark Twain

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.”


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

    John Adams

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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


  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    James Bovard

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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)

  • "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."

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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


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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rod Serling

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Author Unknown

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Steven Wright

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • “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 )

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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"


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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    George Orwell

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Kerry

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Liberal Logic

  • 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

  • "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"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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