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The Democrats And Dystopian Debt
Posted By: Bernie on May 2, 2017 07:57 AM in DEBT
Jon N. Hall  AmericanThinker.com Published on May 2, 2017


"Enjoy the next five months while you can, because America will soon be entering a “brave new world” in which our fiscal chickens will be coming home to roost. On Oct. 1, 2017 we begin fiscal 2018, and it’ll mark the 10-year anniversary of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s first budget, which saw a deficit of -$458B, the record at the time. A year later, on Oct. 1, 2018, we hit the 10-year anniversary of Madam Pelosi’s first trillion-dollar deficit: -$1.4T. Not one to rest on her laurels, Pelosi went on to produce additional trillion-dollar deficits.

Why are these 10-year anniversaries significant? It’s because most of the federal debt is in the form of Treasury Notes, i.e. T-notes, whose longest terms are ten years. Which means the insane debt of the last decade will soon be coming due. Look at the nearby screengrab of the chart on page 25 (pdf-28) of the latest “Schedules of Federal Debt” put out by the GAO in Nov. 2016, it shows that fully $8.6T of the $13.6T in marketable publicly-held debt was in Treasury Notes. Also notice that Treasury Bonds, which have twenty and thirty year terms, comprise less than 13.4 percent of marketable public debt.

Over the next decade, the feds will need to roll over, i.e. resell, U.S. debt on a scale that we’ve never seen. The proverbial pig will start making its way through the proverbial python. But the pig is rather elephantine, so open wide, because you’re the python.

Adding to this we have the periodic spectacle of the “debt ceiling.” Some ceiling that is, as Congress always busts right through it to ascend to ever-higher debt. (They should rename it the “debt speedbump.”)  Democrats have made not raising the debt ceiling into some unthinkable betrayal, a shirking of one’s duty as a public servant. It’s as though not going further into debt is treasonous. Our looming debt repayment dilemma would be bad enough if the budget were balanced, but Congress is still running a huge deficit. In the debt ceiling brouhaha of 2011 there was even talk of minting a “trillion-dollar coin.” (Heck, why not just mint a quadrillion-dollar coin and be done with the debt ceiling for a while?)

Some say “deficits don’t matter.” We own the world’s reserve currency, after all, which allows us more latitude than EU nations, like Greece. And we can create money “out of thin air”; the Fed did that for years with Quantitative Easing. But we’ve had a stagnant economy despite throwing trillions of dollars at it in deficit spending and QE. We may have done little but postpone the unpleasant.

On March 11, the Manhattan Institute ran “Higher Interest Rates Could Explode Budget Deficits and Our National Debt” by Brian Riedl:

First, the Federal Reserve is expected to continue phasing out its policy of keeping interest rates extraordinarily low, meaning rates should normalize over the next few years.

Second, interest rates have been constrained by the weak recovery that followed the Great Recession. If the economy eventually returns to its more typical 3.0 to 3.5 percent growth rate, demand for business, auto, and home loans should go up, thus raising interest rates.

Finally, and most importantly, the soaring national debt will eventually push interest rates significantly higher, because added demand raises prices. With the national debt in the process of rising $20 trillion over 20 years, all of Washington’s new borrowing represents a historic increase in the demand for savings, resulting in higher interest rates for the government (as well as for families and businesses).

Up until now, the Federal Reserve and the weak economy have counteracted the interest effects of this new debt, saving taxpayers $1.3 trillion in lower national-debt-interest payments since 2009. But as the Federal Reserve tightens its policies, economic growth (hopefully) picks up, and the national debt continues surging, all signs suggest interest rates will be significantly higher down the road.

Nancy Pelosi was never able to get the deficit back below a trillion dollars before she lost the speakership. The four budgets that Speaker Pelosi oversaw produced the largest deficits ever, and the bulk of that debt starts coming due on Oct. 1 this year. That Democrats still have that ridiculous woman as their leader is testimony to the dystopian decadence of their party. Pelosi may not be the most destructive speaker ever, but she is surely the most expensive. So it’s a bit rich when she says of the border wall that it is “immoral, expensive, and unwise.”

If the federal government does not begin to have a “fiscal reckoning” within the next five years, then it may never happen. In which case, we’ll need to consider if we live in some “monetary Matrix” where nothing’s real, (call it “Krugmania”). But however tenuous its existence might be, I’m betting that money does have some kind of reality, and that its reality is going to bite us soon.

On March 4, NRO ran George Will’s “Slouching into Dystopia,” a review of The Mandibles, a new novel by Lionel Shriver that puts our fiscal reckoning in 2029. That’s the year of an “economic crash and the Great Renunciation, whereby the nation, like a dissolute Atlas, shrugged off its national debt.”

If you’re one of those who believe “deficits don’t matter,” then read Will’s short review. Also, in a wide-ranging Reason magazine interview, Shriver summed up her new book: “The focus of the novel is the implosion of the economy as a consequence of overloading of U.S. sovereign debt.” Interviewer Katherine Mangu-Ward asked Shriver, “I was struck by the idea that complex systems collapse catastrophically. Is our economy such a system?”

I think so. It almost collapsed in 2008. We think that we went through a catastrophe at that time and we didn't. We propped everything up. But I think that there are all kinds of signs that we have simply -- the British use this expression incessantly -- kicked the can down the road. I think that the bullet we dodged in 2008 is still whizzing around the planet and is going to hit us in the head. When the currencies aren't worth anything and the stock market is crashed, what's left?

The nifty thing about balanced budgets is that they force decisions about what’s important, they force prioritizing. But Congress hasn’t had to prioritize, because with debt and the Fed’s money creation, they don’t need to make tough decisions, they can have it all. Despite our coming debt difficulties what do we hear coming from D.C.? We hear that economic growth will balance the budget; growth first, budget later. What we’re not hearing much about is cutting spending, for that would entail decisions. But there isn’t much road left for can kicking.

Our D.C. politicians need to think bigger. They need to think about doing two things that some think exclude each other. Our D.C. politicians need to think about a “fiscal Moon Shot”: We choose to simultaneously balance the budget and revive the economy, not because it is easy, but because it is right." -- Jon N. Hall

Jon N. Hall of Ultracon Opinion is a programmer/analyst from Kansas City.


Jon N. Hall  AmericanThinker.com May 2, 2017

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  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Wooden

  • "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)

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Moliere

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    WAG

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

    Socrates

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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 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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

  • “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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “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

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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)

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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "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

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

  • “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”

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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”

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Anonymous

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Unknown

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

    WAG

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anonymous

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Confucius

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Josef Stalin

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • “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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Rick Perry

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Tacitus

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Aristotle

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ann Coulter

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

    WAG

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    GR

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    WAG

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

    Author Unknown

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Voltaire

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

    James Madison

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    WAG

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Luck

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    James Madison

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Syrus

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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.

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Patrick Henry

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • “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

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

  • “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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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."

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Grover Cleveland

  • “The 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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Steven Wright

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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 )

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    WAG

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    William Pitt

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    James Madison

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Doug Christie

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    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)

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • "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

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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)

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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


    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    WAG

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Kerry

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "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

  • 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Lou Holtz

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Willis Player

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    George Eliot

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

  • 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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • 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.”

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

    WAG

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Galileo

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Plato

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

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Charlotte

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

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

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    George Mason

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

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

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Doug Powers

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    WAG

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Sophia Loren

  • “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