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When Climate Change Warriors Can’t Keep Their Stories Straight
Posted By: FlyBoy on April 3, 2017 11:55 AM in LIAR'S LAIR
Brian C. Joondeph  AmericanThinker.com Published on April 3, 2017


"Mark Twain, author of the now politically incorrect Adventures of Huckleberry Finnonce said, “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” Good advice, especially for those who play fast and loose with facts and truth. And relevant in the internet age when articles, headlines, words and photos are preserved in perpetuity.

Lies, built upon lies, eventually become so tangled that the truth may be forever lost down the rabbit hole. Rather than starting with the truth, to avoid having to remember the labyrinthine path taken by each additional falsehood.

CNN, the network famously referred to by President Trump as “fake news”, should heed the advice of Mark Twain. Otherwise they are likely to be tripped up over their own contradictory stories, in this case only a few years apart.

In 2015, CNN ran a story with the headline, “Did climate change cause California drought?” Less than two years later, CNN ran this headline, “California’s drought is almost over.” Is the irony of these two headlines lost on the journalistic mavens of CNN? Probably. But the internet remembers, happy to take CNN to task over their contradictions.

After all, CNN totally missed the humor in a Sean Spicer quip during a recent White House press briefing. In response to reporters pestering him about mythical Trump-Russian collusion, Spicer responded, "If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russia connection." CNN, missing Spicer’s joke just as they missed the irony of climate change causing then somehow stopping a drought, ran a fact checking story to tell us that Russian dressing isn’t really Russian. Thanks, intrepid journalists. Did CNN ever fact check Barack Obama’s claim to have campaigned in 57 states with a news report telling us that there aren’t really 57 states?

Back to the California drought. Despite the accusatory headline tying the drought to climate change, buried in the article is a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration arguing that the California drought is not due to climate change. In fact, this region suffered “megadroughts” eons ago, long before humans were driving SUVs and burning coal for electricity.

In other words, the recent California drought is one of many in this arid region. Likely made worse by water supply and demand, rather than climate change. A growing population in Southern California, consuming ever increasing amounts of water. And the cyclical nature of droughts.

Those who only scan headlines, without reading the entire article, only see “California drought” and “climate change” linked together. The few who read the article completely recognize the “fake news” headline for what it is. Much like another recent story in CNN with a similarly misleading headline, “Is there a link between climate change and diabetes?” Buried in the article is the truth that such a link is speculative, an association rather than causation. Regardless of the headline proclamation.

Human activity “may” cause this or “could” cause that. Maybe. Or maybe not. It’s irresponsible to imply one thing in the headline and within the article backtrack to the truth, that it’s all speculation. Perhaps these headlines are just click bait, unworthy of serious news sites. Or it’s CNN’s way of promoting the left’s climate change agenda via a flashy headline, walked backed within the actual article.

Going further, if we accept CNN’s premise that the California drought was caused by “human-induced climate change”, then how could the drought be “almost over” in less than two years? What human activity ended the drought? After all, if humans did something to cause it, then what did they stop doing to stop causing it?

Are Californians driving less? Running their air conditioners less? Using less water for cooking, cleaning and bathing? Yet the population of California is steadily increasing. CNN was not clear on how the drought ended, other than through moisture rich storms and large snowfalls, both of which are not influenced by human activity.

CNN can’t have it both ways, saying human activity caused a drought and then not explaining what new or different human activity was responsible for ending it. Rather than acknowledging the obvious, that droughts, as one aspect of climate change, are cyclical. And continue to occur regardless of human activity.

If CNN was honest in their first story, they would not have to remember how to reconcile their initial claims when they are contradicted two years later. “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

How much easier and honest for CNN to report on the California drought in proper context. How does the current drought compare to past droughts, including the “megadroughts” of pre-historic days? How long do droughts typically last? When might this drought end? This would provide useful information to farmers and others dependent on a steady water supply.

It also makes subsequent stories more credible and relevant. After all, droughts begin and end. Same for warm and cool spells. Or stormy seasons and calm seasons. If the causes are unknown, just admit that without the misleading headlines.

Speculating, via erroneous headlines, about spurious associations between unrelated events, is dishonest. And not scientific. Instead it’s more of the “fake news” pervasive within modern journalism. Science deals with causes and effects. While associations are interesting, let science take the next step determining association versus causation.

Alarmism over “fake news” diminishes what little credibility remains within big media. When they do report real news, it will be tuned out just like the boy who cried wolf one too many times." -- Brian C. Joondeph

Brian C Joondeph, MD, MPS, a Denver based physician and writer. Follow him on Facebook  and Twitter.


Brian C. Joondeph  AmericanThinker.com April 3, 2017

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    WAG

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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.

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

  • "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)

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


    WAG

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Syrus

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    George Mason

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

  • 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.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Orwell

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Doug Powers

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • 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

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

  • "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.

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Mason

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    George Washington

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    WAG

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Aristotle

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    W. C. Fields

  • “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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Rick Perry

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

    WAG

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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."

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

  • “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

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

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    David Stockman

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Reverend Ike

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Anatole France

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    William Pitt

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

    Tacitus

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Proctor

  • “If 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”

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • “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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    William P. Anthony

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

  • “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

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

  • "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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Daniel Webster

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    John Adams

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    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)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Douglas Casey

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    James Madison

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Luck

  • “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 )

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Mark Twain

  • "I'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

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

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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?”

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I 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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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 Constitution does not grant rights, it recognizes them”

    Jason Laumark

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • “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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    C. A. Beard

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

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

    James Madison

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Confucious

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucius

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Unknown

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Socrates

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • 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

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill