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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS KILLS
Posted By: Letters on March 6, 2016 03:22 PM in PC Patrol
William Kilpatrick  FrontPageMag.com Published on March 4, 2016


The hazardous effects of our silence on ourselves

I got an instant chill when I looked at him.  I got this grip in my stomach and then, of course, I gave myself a political correct slap…I thought, “My God, Michael, these are just a couple of Arab businessmen.”

That was ticket agent Michael Tuohey’s recollection of his encounter with Mohammed Atta at the check-in desk of U.S. Airways in Portland on the morning of September 11, 2001.  For Tuohey, the fear of being politically incorrect was greater than his instinctive fear. Better to take the remote risk of a terrorist act than the more immediate risk of being thought a bigot.

 It might be expected that 9/11 would have put an end to political correctness—at least in regard to Islam.  But that was not the case.  Instead, the forces of political correctness grew stronger and threw a protective ring around Islam, making it practically immune to criticism.  You could, of course, criticize terrorist groups, suicide bombers and lone-wolf jihadists—as long as you added the caveat that their actions had nothing to do with Islam.  But suggest that terrorists were inspired by Islam itself and you were sure to find yourself in hot water and maybe in a courtroom.

9/11 wasn’t the last time that a little less political correctness might have saved the day. Take the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood. Major Nidal Hasan’s jihadist sympathies were well known to fellow officers for years before he launched his murderous attack.  Yet they failed to report him for fear of being branded as bigots.  Even after the massacre, the Army, the media, and the administration worked vigorously to cover up Hasan’s devotion to Islam.  His attack, we were told, was simply a case of workplace violence.

Meanwhile, over in England, another cover-up of Muslim misbehavior was already a decade old and wouldn’t be exposed for another five years.  In the course of a fifteen-year period, more than 1,400 girls in the city of Rotherham were groomed, raped, and traded by Pakistani gangs.  Police, city authorities, and child protection agencies knew about the rapes but said nothing out of fear that they would be subject to accusations of “racism” and “Islamophobia’ were they to implicate Pakistanis.

PC cover-ups have become the norm in Europe.  A 2014 cover-up of sexual assaults by Afghan youth at a Stockholm youth festival wasn’t revealed until two years later.  Police explained that they withheld the information for fear of inflaming anger at refugees and also because the information would “play into the hands of the Sweden Democrats” (an anti-immigration party).  According to one report, Swedish police concealed over 5,000 incidents involving refugees during 2015.

The media have also been reluctant to report on the extent of immigrant crime.  The mass sexual assaults outside the Cologne train station on New Year’s Eve were ignored by the media for several days after the crimes were committed.  It was only after an avalanche of social media protests that the press belatedly and reluctantly covered the story.

The media blackout on politically incorrect news has made it extremely difficult for Europeans to understand the mess that they are in.  Brits who relied on the mainstream media for information knew little, if anything, about the rape epidemic that swept over many parts of Britain.  And Swedes who depended for their news on Sweden’s Orwellian press remained blissfully ignorant of the fact that immigration had turned their socialist utopia into the rape capital of the Northern Hemisphere.

Were it not for social media, Europeans would have little grasp of the extent of Muslim immigration and the resultant high crime rate.  Which is why the European thought police are now cracking down on the incorrect use of the Internet.  In Scotland, a man was recently arrested for negative Facebook comments about the arrival of refugees on his small island.  He was concerned that the Isle of Bute, with a population of about 6,500, was expected to take in 1,000 Syrian migrants. Given the math, the man’s concerns seem justified. The situation calls to mind  a 1950s film titled Tight Little Island which, coincidentally, also concerns a tiny island off the coast of Scotland. The problem facing the fictional island community is somewhat different from that facing the folks in Bute: they’ve run out of whisky. But, come to think of it, whisky might soon be in short supply if the refugees manage to impose their abstemious ways on the locals. In any event, the constabulary was not amused by the Facebook post.  The district police inspector warned, “I hope that the arrest of this individual sends a clear message that Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of activity which would incite hatred and provoke offensive comments on social media.”

Over in Denmark, the officials were sending equally clear messages.  A district court fined a man for making comments on his Facebook page that were “insulting and demeaning towards adherents of Islam.”  What the man wrote is as follows:

The ideology of Islam is as loathsome, disgusting, oppressive, and misanthropic as Nazism.  The massive immigration of Islamists into Denmark is the most devastating thing to happen to Danish society in recent history.

Harsh words?  Yes.  But not any harsher that what was being said about Catholicism on a daily basis in Western newspapers when the priest sex abuse scandal broke in 2002.  Yet no one suggested that critics of Catholicism should be arrested or fined. The difference is that no one feared that Catholics would riot in response. By contrast, the last time Muslims took offense in Denmark, the result was worldwide rioting and 200 deaths. So in Denmark, the sensitivities of Muslims constitute a preemptive veto on free speech.

The same holds true in the land of liberté, egalité, fraternité. Take the case of Fr. Guy Pages, a French priest.  French police arrested Fr. Pages and shut down his website Islam-et-verite (Islam and Truth) for having posted photos of those slaughtered at the Bataclan theater during the November Paris massacre.  It is probable that the non-photo content of his website was also a factor in his arrest.  During a recent interview with the website Polina Christiana (Christian Poland), Fr. Pages equated Islam with the Antichrist:

Non-Muslims should therefore understand that if they reject Christ, they will have the Antichrist.  The development of Islam in the West is a tough punishment for apostasy.

Are Europeans being punished by God for their apostasy?  Is Islam the Antichrist?  Whatever the answers to those questions, it would seem that it is not up to French officials to decide.  Yet French courts along with other European courts have in effect taken it upon themselves to defend Islam’s blasphemy laws—laws that are so loosely construed that any criticism of Islam can be considered criminal. Fr. Pages is not the first to run afoul of this mentality. Numerous prominent Europeans including Geert Wilders, Oriana Fallaci, and Lars Hedegaard have been put on trial for what in an earlier age would have been called heresy. They thought they were offering valid, evidence-based criticisms of Islam, but from the Islamic viewpoint they were guilty of blasphemy. And many of the European courts concurred.

Wilders, Fallaci, and Hedegaard all pointed to obvious threats that accompanied the spread of Islam.  But the rule in Europe is, “if you can’t say anything nice about Islam, don’t say anything at all.”  All three spent years defending themselves in various European courts, and Fallaci eventually fled to America to avoid prosecution.  The lesson for the encouragement of others?  Don’t rock the multicultural boat, or you’ll be next in the dock.

The rationale for defending politically correct fictions goes something like this:  If you point out the cruel and totalitarian aspects of Islam, it will only further excite the already excitable Muslims and will also offend moderate Muslims to such an extent that they will have no other choice than to turn violent.  The argument is, of course, a tacit admission that Islam is not a peaceful religion.  If its members are so easily provoked to violence, it strongly suggests that violence is Islam’s natural inclination.  It that’s so, then no amount of non-offensive appeasement is going to stop the violence.

There’s not much evidence that maintaining a polite silence about Islam prevents the spread of radicalism.  As the noose of political correctness draws ever tighter around the throats of ordinary citizens, the ranks of the radicals only increase. If anything, the West’s self-imposed silence on the radical nature of Islam has ensured the spread of radicalism.

Recently, the New York Police Department was ordered by a U.S. court to take down from its website a report called “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat.” According to experts, the report “has been critical to the department’s understanding of radical Islam and its efforts to police the threat.” Muslim advocacy groups had already successfully pressed for a purge of intelligence training materials used by U.S. intelligence agencies, and now the NYPD will also be required to wear blinders when investigating Islamic terrorism. This is good news if your main concern is to avoid offending “the Muslim community.” Just keep in mind that “the Muslim community” is code language for CAIR, ISNA, MAS, and other Muslim Brotherhood-linked pressure groups that use political correctness as a tool for discouraging a close look at Islamist activities. If, on the other hand, your main worry is another terrorist attack on the scale of 9/11, the news is not so good.

Instead of worrying about what effects our criticisms of Islam might have on Muslims, it might be better to worry about the effects of our silence on ourselves. The rules of political correctness were supposed to make the world a less threatening place, but they have only increased the danger. When it becomes costly to discuss Islamist activities, people learn to hold their tongues.    Politically correct strictures on speech have created a climate of fear which inhibits free speech and puts us all in danger. We are told that we mustn’t shout “fire” in a crowded theater, but if the theater really is on fire, then there is a clear duty to speak out.

Fourteen years after ticket agent Michael Tuohey gave himself a “political correct slap,” a resident of San Bernardino, a neighbor of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, became suspicious about activities at their house.  The neighbor thought about notifying the police, but then thought better of it, as she did not wish to“racially profile.”

Except for political correctness, the San Bernardino massacre might have been prevented.  It’s been a long time since 9/11, but the only lesson we seem to have learned in the meantime is that silence is golden." -- William Kilpatrick


William Kilpatrick  FrontPageMag.com March 4, 2016

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    James Madison

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James Madison

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    David Stockman

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    John Adams

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Evan Sayet

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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"

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Moliere

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Ernest Benn

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Syrus

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Howard Buffett

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    George Santayana

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

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

    C. A. Beard

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"

    Upton Sinclair

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

    George Orwell

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

    Douglas Casey

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

  • "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)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aristotle

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Lou Holtz

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Anatole France

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charlotte

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Mason

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    WAG

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Plato

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    von Clausewitz

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    American Patriot

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Wooden

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Cal Thomas

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

  • “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?”

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • “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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    George Washington

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    WAG

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

    James Bovard

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

  • “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

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Plato

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Galileo

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    James Madison

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

    Patrick Henry

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Luck

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

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

  • 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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Kerry

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Brault

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

  • 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

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Confucious

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Willis Player

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

  • "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

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Adams

  • “The 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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Doug Larson

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Josef Stalin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Government Motto

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

    Unknown

  • “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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

  • 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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Tacitus

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

    Kevin McCullough

  • “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)

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    James Madison

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Unknown

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

  • "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.

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    American Citizen

  • "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

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Mike Adams

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    W. C. Fields

  • “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”

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Mason