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Create An E-Annoyance, Go To Jail
Posted By: Heidi on January 30, 2006 10:42 AM in INTERNET
Declan McCullagh  News.com Published on January 9, 2006


--Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime--

"It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.

In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess.

This ridiculous prohibition, which would likely imperil much of Usenet, is buried in the so-called Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act. Criminal penalties include stiff fines and two years in prison.

"The use of the word 'annoy' is particularly problematic," says Marv Johnson, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "What's annoying to one person may not be annoying to someone else."

Buried deep in the new law is Sec. 113, an innocuously titled bit called "Preventing Cyberstalking." It rewrites existing telephone harassment law to prohibit anyone from using the Internet "without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy."

To grease the rails for this idea, Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, and the section's other sponsors slipped it into an unrelated, must-pass bill to fund the Department of Justice. The plan: to make it politically infeasible for politicians to oppose the measure.

The tactic worked. The bill cleared the House of Representatives by voice vote, and the Senate unanimously approved it Dec. 16.

There's an interesting side note. An earlier version that the House approved in September had radically different wording. It was reasonable by comparison, and criminalized only using an "interactive computer service" to cause someone "substantial emotional harm."

That kind of prohibition might make sense. But why should merely annoying someone be illegal?

There are perfectly legitimate reasons to set up a Web site or write something incendiary without telling everyone exactly who you are.

Think about it: A woman fired by a manager who demanded sexual favors wants to blog about it without divulging her full name. An aspiring pundit hopes to set up the next Suck.com. A frustrated citizen wants to send e-mail describing corruption in local government without worrying about reprisals.

In each of those three cases, someone's probably going to be annoyed. That's enough to make the action a crime. (The Justice Department won't file charges in every case, of course, but trusting prosecutorial discretion is hardly reassuring.)

Clinton Fein, a San Francisco resident who runs the Annoy.com site, says a feature permitting visitors to send obnoxious and profane postcards through e-mail could be imperiled.

"Who decides what's annoying? That's the ultimate question," Fein said. He added: "If you send an annoying message via the United States Post Office, do you have to reveal your identity?"

Fein once sued to overturn part of the Communications Decency Act that outlawed transmitting indecent material "with intent to annoy." But the courts ruled the law applied only to obscene material, so Annoy.com didn't have to worry.

"I'm certainly not going to close the site down," Fein said on Friday. "I would fight it on First Amendment grounds."

He's right. Our esteemed politicians can't seem to grasp this simple point, but the First Amendment protects our right to write something that annoys someone else.

It even shields our right to do it anonymously. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas defended this principle magnificently in a 1995 case involving an Ohio woman who was punished for distributing anonymous political pamphlets.

If President Bush truly believed in the principle of limited government (it is in his official bio), he'd realize that the law he signed cannot be squared with the Constitution he swore to uphold.

And then he'd repeat what President Clinton did a decade ago when he felt compelled to sign a massive telecommunications law. Clinton realized that the section of the law punishing abortion-related material on the Internet was unconstitutional, and he directed the Justice Department not to enforce it.

Bush has the chance to show his respect for what he calls Americans' personal freedoms. Now we'll see if the president rises to the occasion." (Declan McCullagh/News.com 1/9/06)

Declan McCullagh  News.com January 9, 2006

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    Mark Twain

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

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

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

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

  • 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.”

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Mike Adams

  • “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”

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anonymous

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Rod Serling

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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Sam Adams

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Socrates

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "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

  • 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.

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • “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)

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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)

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

    Anonymous

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Wooden

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • “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 like poetry, and most people hate poetry”

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    George Washington

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Orwell

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

    David Stockman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    American Patriot

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

  • "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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Newt Gingrich

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jay Leno

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    WAG

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

    Henry Ford

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

  • “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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Rick Perry

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    WAG

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

  • “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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • “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)

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    St. Augustine

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • “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?”

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Voltaire

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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”

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Doug Larson

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

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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”

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

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

    WAG

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charlotte

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Plato

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    American Citizen

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    John Wayne

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James Madison

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Santayana

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    David Letterman

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Unknown

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Tacitus

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

    Confucius

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Adams

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • 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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Sutherland

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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"

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    William Pitt

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to 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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    George Mason

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

    John Kerry

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Ann Landers

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    John Adams

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Chinese proverb

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

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    Galileo

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Barbara Bush

  • "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

  • "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.

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Anonymous

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “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 )

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    von Clausewitz

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • 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

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

    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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    George Washington

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    George Orwell

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

    George W. Bush

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

    WAG