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Bill Clinton's Over-The-Top ‘Fact’ On Mass Shootings
Posted By: Liberty on January 14, 2013 02:15 PM in LIAR'S LAIR
Glenn Kessler   WashingtonPost.com Published on January 11, 2013


 “Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005, half of all of them in the history of the country.” -- Bill Clinton (Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 9, 2013)

A colleague spotted this eye-popping statistic by the former president and wondered if it was correct.

 President Clinton signed the assault weapons ban into law in 1994, but it expired after 10 years and was not renewed. Even supporters have said it was riddled with loopholes, limiting its effectiveness. But the rash of mass shootings in recent years, including the Newtown tragedy, have provided new impetus for a renewed ban.

 So let’s dig into the data and see what we find.

The Facts

 With gun shootings, you immediately get into some definitional issues. Depending on how one defines a “mass public shooting,” the answers might turn out to be different. There is also surprisingly little historical data about mass murder in the United States to go back all the way to the nation’s founding.

Grant Duwe, director of research and evaluation at the Minnesota Department of Corrections, assembled a data set going back 100 years for a 2007 book titled, “Mass Murder in the United States: A History.” He used the FBI Supplementary Homicide Reports, which date from 1976, and then supplemented the FBI reports with news reports (principally The New York Times) dating from 1900.

Duwe says the Times turned out to be a relatively reliable guide for mass murders across the country, since much of the post-1976 information also turned up in the contemporaneous FBI reports. As far as he knows, he is the only person who has assembled such a historical data set.

According to his research, he has identified 156 mass public shootings in the United States in the past 100 years.

Duwe defines a mass public shooting as an incident in which four or more victims are killed publicly with guns within 24 hours — in the workplace, schools, restaurants and other public places — excluding shootings in connection with crimes such as robbery, drugs or gangs.  (Note that this would exclude a number of “mass murders” that sometimes get lumped into the data, such as the Beltway sniper who killed 10 people over a three-week period in 2002.)

 Since 2005, when the assault ban expired, there have been 32 such mass public shootings, including seven in 2012, Duwe said. So that’s just over 20 percent of all mass public shootings, which is much less than Clinton’s 50 percent.

 Here’s a breakdown per decade of Duwe’s data. It is important to note that these are raw figures; the United States had far fewer people 50 or 100 years ago. 

 Mass Public Shootings per Decade

1900s : zero

1910s: 2

1920s: 2

1930s: 9

1940s: 8

1950s: 1

1960s: 6

1970s: 13

1980s: 32

1990s: 42

2000s: 28

2010s (three years): 14

Duwe says that 2012 was certainly a horrific year, but it is too early to tell if it signals an ominous trend. The worst year for public shootings was in 1991, when eight incidents took place, he said. With seven incidents, 2012 ranks second, along with 1999 — when the assault ban was in effect. (Duwe says his research shows that assault weapons are used in a relatively small number of cases, but they do result in far more wounded victims)

 We ran this data past a spokesman for Clinton, but he declined to comment or offer an explanation for where the former president got his facts. That always makes us suspicious.

 Still, as our colleague Brad Plumer has noted on Wonkblog, a different definition of mass shooting might yield a different picture. Mother Jones magazine tabulated its own data over the past three decades and came up with these figures:

Shootings before, during and after assault ban

1982-1994:     19

1995-2004:    16

2005—2012:  27

 This gets us a little closer to Clinton’s claim — it suggests that more than 40 percent of mass shootings in the past 30 years have taken place since the assault weapon ban ended. But that’s still not the same thing as he said — “half of all of them in the history of the country.”

 Moreover, the reasons behind a spike or decline in gun violence are often much more complex than a single factor, such as the expiration of a law. In general, overall crime rates, including homicides, have declined in recent years because of a variety of factors.

The Pinocchio Test

 In the highly charged debate over guns, it is important for politicians on both sides to get their facts straight. In this case, the available data show that Clinton was way off base in his assertion, making an exaggerated claim — which his office would not even defend.

 Ordinarily, this might have been a Four Pinocchio claim. Given the fuzziness of the data and questions about definitions, we are going to cut Clinton a bit of slack in the final ruling. But such uncertainty in the data means politicians need to be very careful in making claims about gun violence.  

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Glenn Kessler   WashingtonPost.com January 11, 2013

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Unknown

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aristotle

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

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

    Confucius

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • “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

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

  • “It 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

  • "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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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.

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

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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)

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Danny Schecter

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Alexander Tytler

  • “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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    John Wayne

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Aristotle

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

    George Eliot

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    WAG

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

  • "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)

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

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

    Syrus

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

  • “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”

  • "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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Robert Frost

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Wooden

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

    Yogi Berra

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • “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

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

    John Adams

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Moliere

  • "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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Mason

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Confucious

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    WAG

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    James Madison

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “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

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

    John Adams

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anonymous

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

    James Madison

  • 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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    George Washington

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Government Motto

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    WAG

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • “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

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

    Luck

  • “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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "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

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

  • "I 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

  • 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

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

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

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

    Charles Dickens

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    George Mason

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    WAG

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    WAG

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • "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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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)

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bob Hope

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

    James Bovard

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    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

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Plato

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Charlotte

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

    Anonymous

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

  • “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

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

  • "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 better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance”

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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.

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rick Perry

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

    William Faulkner

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Reverend Ike

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • 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.”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    American Patriot

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    John D. Ashcroft

  • "I 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

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • “First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "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"

  • 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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin