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Irony Alert: N.Y. Times Asks 'Where's Evidence' For Own Wiretap Story
Posted By: Liberty on March 8, 2017 06:28 AM in The IRONY Board
Garth Kant  WND.com Published on March 8, 2017


'The media seems to be confused about their own reporting'

“Have you seen any evidence yourself?” asked Glenn Thrush, chief White House political correspondent for the New York Times.

Thrush was asking the White House press secretary about President Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration had wiretapped and spied on his campaign.

“No,” replied Sean Spicer at Tuesday’s daily press briefing, but he might have referred Thrush to his own paper.

As WND reported on Monday, the evidence for Trump’s contention appeared to be published by the New York Times on Jan. 20, in an article with a print-version headline: “Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides.”

The article cited an official who said “intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.”

Others appeared to notice the irony of the Times apparently ignoring or discrediting its own story.

On Sunday, radio talk-show host Mark Levin asked, in reference to the wiretapping: “You wanna know how I know? It’s in the newspapers! It’s right there!”

Alluding to that Times story and others, Levin quipped, “The media seems to be confused about their own reporting!”

On Monday, radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh targeted one of the three writers of the Times story, Michael Schmidt, who “wrote that Team Trump had Russia connections, and to support his point, said that Trump’s people were wiretapped, and that’s in the New York Times in January.”

“So,” Limbaugh continued, “Trump tweets over the weekend that Obama’s wiretapping him, and how low that is and what Trump thinks of it and so forth. This same reporter comes back and says there’s no evidence of that. Trump’s a lunatic. There’s no evidence that. Trump’s insane.

“Now, what’s going on at the New York Times?” wondered the talk-show host. “How in the world – do they know what they’re doing, or did they just forget what they did?”

But it’s not just the New York Times that appears to be ignoring its own reporting.

The rest of the mainstream media appear largely unaware, or forgetful, that the Times has already reported the Obama White House obtained wiretapped information on the Trump camp.

Here are some of the questions other members of the mainstream media asked Spicer on Tuesday:

  • Jonathan Karl, ABC News: “Has the White House come up with any evidence whatsoever to prove that allegation?
  • Jonathan Karl, ABC News: “Do you believe that President Obama ordered something like that?”
  • Jim Acosta, CNN: “Where’s the evidence? Where’s the proof that President Obama bugged President Trump?”
  • Jim Acosta, CNN: “Since yesterday, has there been any new proof? Any new evidence?”
  • Jim Acosta, CNN: “Will the president withdraw the accusation?”
  • Jim Acosta, CNN: “No regrets from him about raising this accusation?”
  • Hallie Jackson, NBC News: “Why would the president want Congress to investigate information he already has?”

Every time a reporter asked about the wiretaps, Spicer would reply with a version of his original answer:

“The president put out a statement on Sunday saying that we’d have no further comment and were asking the House and Senate intelligence committees to look into this concern and report back.”

But each reporter would persist, so Spicer would repeatedly add a version of this answer:

“There’s clearly a roll that Congress can play in its oversight capabilities. They made it very clear that they have the staff, the resources, the process. I think that’s the appropriate place for this to be handled.

“I think if we were start to get involved, you would write stories about how we’re getting involved. So it’s a no-win situation.

“I think the smartest and most deliberative way to address the situation is to ask the House and the Senate intelligence committees, who are already in the process of looking into this, to look into this and other leaks of classified information that are troubling to our nation’s national security.”

Peppered incessantly with essentially the same questions by different reporters, Spicer kept his cool but appeared to become mildly annoyed.

Karl asked Spicer if he believed President Obama had really “ordered something like that.”

Spice refused to take the bait, answering, “I get that that’s a cute question to ask. My job is to represent the president and to talk about what he’s doing and what he wants.”

When Acosta asked if there was any new proof of wiretaps, Spicer merely responded, “No.” Then he reiterated the importance of the congressional investigations.

When the CNN reporter then asked if the president would withdraw his accusation, a seemingly startled Spicer responded, “Why would he withdraw until it’s adjudicated?”

“No regrets from him about raising this accusation?” asked Acosta.

“No! Absolutely not.” shot back an adamant Spicer.

He added: “I think what he wants them to do is look into wiretapping, other surveillance, and again, as I mentioned before, the other leaks that are threatening our national security. You’re seeing the leaks happen over and over again. Throughout the administration, throughout the government. Undermining national security. And I think the appropriate thing to do is ask the House and the Senate to look into it.”

As WND reported on Monday, denials of wiretapping by Obama, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest might have looked more like non-denials, once the language was parsed.

As evidence of that, even former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tweeted: “I’d be careful about reporting that Obama said there was no wiretapping. Statement just said that neither he nor the WH (White House) ordered it.”

Andrew McCarthy, the former federal prosecutor who has dissected the wiretap story in detail since January, told WND by email: “I think the way they will parse this is to say that the spying (they won’t call it that, of course) was done on Trump associates, not on the Trump campaign proper.

“This is a dodge, naturally, because the media has hyped the connections of the associates to the campaign, no matter how attenuated,” he added.

McCarthy noted, “Back when the media were happy about a vigorous FBI investigation because it helped the ‘Trump conspired with Russia to hack the election’ narrative, Democrats were delighted to allow everyone to believe — based on the studious leaking — that it was the campaign that was under investigation.

McCarthy added, tongue in cheek: “And, being Democrats, they have the chutzpah to look you in the eye and say, ‘Whatever makes you say such a thing?'”

“Now that they’re being called on the scandal of investigating the opposition party’s candidate, they are in retreat and claiming that there was no investigation of the campaign.”

One example of a recent headline denying the wiretaps is NBC’s: “Former DNI James Clapper: ‘I Can Deny’ Wiretap of Trump Tower.”

But looking closely at what Clapper told NBC, he specifically did not deny what the headline said he did.

That is, Clapper did not deny there had been a wiretap of a computer server in Trump Tower.

In fact, that’s about the one thing he did not deny.

What he said Sunday on “Meet the Press” was, “There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president (Trump), the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.”

But published reports do not allege a wiretap order specifically mentioned Trump.

The New York Times identified three named targets as Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Carter Page.

Manafort had been Trump’s campaign manager but was dumped in August, well before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, order allowing the wiretap was reportedly issued in October. Stone is a friend of Trump and Manafort’s former political-consulting business partner. Page is an investor.

Clapper first told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd he could deny that a FISA order against Trump or his campaign existed.

But, when Todd pressed him as to whether there had been a FISA order to monitor Trump Tower, Clapper was anything but unequivocal, replying, “Not to my knowledge.”

Instead of outright denying such a wiretap occurred, he merely said he would “certainly hope” that he would be aware of one, in his former capacity.

Clapper also made the disclaimer, “I can’t speak for other authorized entities in the government or a state or local entity.”

Furthermore, when asked outright if he had any evidence that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russian government, Clapper replied, “Not to my knowledge,” and he said, “There was no evidence of that included in our report.”

Additionally, critics note that Clapper did not tell the truth under oath in a Senate hearing in 2013 when he denied the U.S. was collecting data on millions of Americans.

Documents later leaked by Edward Snowden showed that was not true. Clapper claimed he did not lie but misspoke.

Like Clapper, former Obama press secretary Josh Earnest flatly denied reports that the former president ordered a wiretap.

But he would not answer ABC’s Martha Raddatz on Sunday when asked to “categorically deny” that Obama’s Justice Department sought a FISA court order to wiretap the Trump campaign.

Earnest dodged by denying that the administration had interfered with an FBI investigation.

After Raddatz cut him off and asked a second time, Earnest replied that, like Clapper, he did not know.

“I don’t know, and it’s not because I’m no longer in government,” he stated.

Earnest conceded, “The fact is, even when I was in government, I was not in a position of being regularly briefed on an FBI criminal or counterintelligence investigation.”

As a former federal prosecutor, McCarthy found the wiretapping denial issued by Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis to be “disingenuous on several levels.”

Lewis said:

“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Writing in National Review, McCarthy parsed the lawyerly language to explain that Obama officials would be well aware that, under the FISA process, the president never “orders” surveillance. It is the FISA court that orders the surveillance.

McCarthy said the real issues are: “(a) whether the Obama Justice Department sought such surveillance authorization from the FISA court, and (b) whether, if the Justice Department did that, the White House was aware of or complicit in the decision to do so.”

McCarthy concluded, given the political enormity of applying for a wiretap on the presidential candidate of the opposition party, “It seems to me that there is less than zero chance that could have happened without consultation between the Justice Department and the White House.”

The former federal prosecutor also ridiculed the notion that Obama had never ordered surveillance against American citizens, calling it nonsense.

McCarthy cited the American citizens killed overseas in drone strikes ordered by Obama. Although not done under FISA, the targets obviously had been surveilled to determine their location.

He also noted it was possible Obama could have ordered warrantless surveillance, as President Bush did after 9/11.

The bottom line for McCarthy was that, “at the very time it appears the Obama Justice Department was seeking to surveil Trump and/or his associates on the pretext that they were Russian agents, the Obama Justice Department was also actively undermining and ultimately closing without charges the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton despite significant evidence of felony misconduct that threatened national security.”

He concluded, “This appears to be extraordinary, politically motivated abuse of presidential power.” -- Garth Kant


Garth Kant  WND.com March 8, 2017

Tags: Media, N.Y. Times

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    Mark Twain

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Jack Miner

  • "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

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

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Luck

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    George Orwell

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    George Washington

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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"

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

    George Washington

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "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)

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

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

    Samuel Adams

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

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

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

    Aristotle

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mike Adams

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    John Adams

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

    Socrates

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucius

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • “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 )

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


    WAG

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “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 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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • “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”

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

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    David Stockman

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

  • "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

  • “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)

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

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

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Rick Perry

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

  • "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

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • “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?”

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Charlotte

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

    Willis Player

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Brad Thor

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Howard Buffett

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Sam Adams

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Plato

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

    David Letterman

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    George Mason

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ann Landers

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

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

  • "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)

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    WAG

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Eliot

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Lord Byron

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    John Adams

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Thomas Edison

  • 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.

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Galileo

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

    John Kerry

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Harry Browne

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Syrus

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    William Pitt

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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)

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

    Tacitus

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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.”

  • “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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Moliere

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    John Adams

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    W. C. Fields

  • 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    George Orwell

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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 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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Anonymous

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    George Orwell

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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)

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

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

  • “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”

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    John D. Ashcroft

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

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Dave Barry

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Government Motto

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Knute Rockne

  • "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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dave Barry

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

  • "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