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Michael Bloomberg And Mayors Against Illegal Guns Caught Lying To The Public
Posted By: Liberty on March 30, 2013 02:57 PM in LIAR'S LAIR
William A. Levinson  AmericanThinker.com Published on March 30, 2013


"Colonel Paul Linebarger's Psychological Warfare (1954, page 1) says of propaganda: "Yet success, though incalculable, can be overwhelming; and failure, though undetectable, can be mortal."  Unfortunate examples of overwhelming success include the following:

The  Yellow Press, specifically the newspapers run by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, fomented the Spanish-American War.  Hearst even bragged about his role in starting the war.

Visceral propaganda, such William Allen Rogers's depictions of dead children from the Lusitania, drew the United States into the First World War.  This cost the U.S. more than 100,000 lives, and also killed countless Germans with whom our country had no legitimate quarrel.

Mein Kampf proved that Adolf Hitler was, unfortunately, the German who learned the most from Germany's failure to counteract the Triple Entente's propaganda effectively.  Hitler's infamous use of propaganda to take over Germany killed tens of millions of people, including, in the end, more than seven million Germans.

Linebarger's own success during the Korean War, however, saved countless lives on both sides.  He showed Chinese soldiers, to whom "surrender" was shameful, that they could "cease resistance" by shouting the words for "humanity" and "duty," zi-ren-dao, to Americans, who then accepted their "surrender."  (Dao, or Tao, is the Asian word for duty, or the Right Way.)  Honest propaganda also saves lives when it discourages people from driving drunk, or texting while driving.  We must, therefore, confine our communications to honest propaganda while we expose the enemy's dishonest propaganda as widely as possible.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns: A Psychological Crime Ring

"Psychological crime," the term used by Henry Ford, does not refer to an actual criminal offense (although eleven of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG)'s members are under indictment for or have been convicted of such), but rather the abuse of another person's trust with dishonest propaganda.  Ford himself, despite his awareness of the problem, became a psychological crime victim and unwitting accomplice himself when he accepted as authentic a copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion from a Tsarist propagandist named Boris Brasol.  This hard lesson, along with those from the three wars described above, should reinforce to every citizen the danger of dishonest and manipulative propaganda.

One cannot be fined or jailed for a "psychological crime," but the public relations counterpart of the death penalty is available for the cause that one represents.  Linebarger introduced the Propaganda Man, or the hypothetical audience whom we wish to persuade to our point of view.  We are his friend, and he is ours -- but only until he catches us lying to him.  Then it would have been better to have never tried to persuade him at all, for few enemies are more implacable than a friend whose trust we have betrayed.  Ford elaborated as follows:

What kills propaganda is the obvious purpose behind it. One little admixture of self-interest and your effort is wasted. You cannot preach patriotism to men for the purpose of getting them to stand still while you rob them -- and get away with that kind of preaching for very long.

Suppose, for example, that Germany had proven in 1915 that the Lusitania had carried ammunition, which made the ship a legitimate military target despite the presence of civilians.  This would have proven to William Allen Rogers's Propaganda Man, the American citizen to whom he directed countless images of drowned American children, that the United Kingdom had knowingly, willfully, and recklessly endangered the ship's American passengers.  American outrage over Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare could have easily turned squarely against the Triple Entente, and perhaps even in favor of the Central Powers.

This is exactly the kind of outrage we now have the opportunity to direct against Mayor Bloomberg and MAIG, because the organization has just been caught red-handed in a flat-out lie.  The instant MAIG's Propaganda Man realizes that MAIG is lying to him, he will become a firm advocate of the Second Amendment, and an implacable enemy of MAIG and everything it represents.

MAIG's and Bloomberg's Big Lie

Joseph Goebbels said that "if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."  The Bloomberg-funded ads from Mayors Against Illegal Guns follow Goebbels's advice perfectly.  Here, for example, is a MAIG video of artists repeating "Newtown," "How many more?" "Enough," and "As an American" repeatedly.  This exemplifies the following advice from Mein Kampf: "But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."

Goebbels also warned, however, that the Big Lie could be maintained only for a certain amount of time unless the government used its authority to stifle dissent.  This is the United States and not a totalitarian regime, so this is simply not going to happen.  We will now expose MAIG's recent ad, in whose circulation Mayor Bloomberg's money had an apparent role, as a lie that is aggravated by the associated description:

Mayors Against Illegal Guns released this ad featuring a gun owner who understands that support for background checks goes hand in hand with support for the Second Amendment and defending their families.

The man in the video is almost certainly not a gun owner, and nobody ever taught him to hunt.  He is probably an actor who was paid to portray a gun owner -- and a stereotypical one, complete with pickup truck and Southern drawl -- so Mayors Against Illegal Guns could claim that even the NRA's constituency supports universal background checks.  Why do we think MAIG is lying?  Its own video provides the evidence, which is the worst imaginable propaganda blunder.

The shotgun's barrel is pointed horizontally, thus endangering anything within its line of fire unless the backstop of something like a target range is directly in front of it.  The context of the video suggests that this is not the case.

The shotgun's breech is closed, which makes it impossible to see whether there is a live round in the chamber.

The original reference appears, however, to be wrong about the man's finger being inside the trigger guard.  It is difficult to tell, given the lighting in the video itself, so I took a screenshot and then increased the intensity in Corel PhotoPaint.  His bent finger suggests that it might be inside the trigger guard, but it is actually behind it.

Two violations of basic firearm safety rules suggest, nonetheless, that this man is not familiar with firearms.  Hollywood actors handle guns this way, and even worse, all the time, but real gun owners do not.  We can, therefore, believe with ample cause that Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns employed a shill to pretend to be "one of us," when he is nothing of the sort. This, in turn, makes Mr. Bloomberg and MAIG liars.

Colonel Linebarger warned that bundles of leaflets that fail to disperse make little impression on the Propaganda Man, unless one lands on his head -- in which case, it is unlikely to be the impression we want to make.  This scandal can turn the enemy's $12-million ethical lapse into a far more costly public relations catastrophe, but only if it circulates widely via the internet and other media.  The instant the Propaganda Man wakes up to the fact that Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns have abused his trust, it will be all over for the latter's credibility and cause." -- William A. Levinson


William A. Levinson  AmericanThinker.com March 30, 2013

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

    James Madison

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

    Harry Truman

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    Confucious

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • 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

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Wooden

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    John Wayne

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Henry Ford

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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • 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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Willis Player

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    WAG

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Doug Larson

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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


    WAG

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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.

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    James Madison

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Tacitus

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Plato

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • “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

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Galileo

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    William Pitt

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    GR

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Doug Christie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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)

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Syrus

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

    WAG

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

    David Stockman

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

  • "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

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

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charlotte

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    James Bovard

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    WAG

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

    Government Motto

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    George Washington

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    Dave Barry

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • “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 )

  • “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

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

    John Adams

  • “The 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “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”

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • 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.

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Sam Adams

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

  • “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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    James Madison

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Eliot

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • 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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Moliere

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

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

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

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Cal Thomas

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Luck

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Author Unknown

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    WAG

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

  • 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

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    John Adams

  • 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

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Washington

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John Wooden

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • “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)

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Lord Byron

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    Anonymous

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Aristotle

  • “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?”

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Ayn Rand