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The Boston Globe Vs. Free Speech
Posted By: Letters on February 15, 2013 11:23 AM in FIRST AMENDMENT
Ilya Feoktistov and Charles Jacobs  AmericanThinker.com Published on February 15, 2013


"A troubled young man plans to go on a shooting rampage at a local mall. A devoted fan of other mass murderers, he gets pleasure watching videos of cruel and graphic violence: actual beheadings, disembowelments, maimings. He hates his neighbors and wishes for their deaths. He's been taught to hate by religious extremists who dominate his community while intimidating their opponents into silence. The FBI catches him before he can go through with his plan to machine gun shoppers at the mall, though the Bureau ignores the people who indoctrinated him. The extremists, meanwhile, are demanding that the would-be murderer be released. They teach their children that he is a hero, and that those who stopped him from slaughtering innocent people are the true villains. A local newspaper journalist knows all this but for motives unknown, she refuses to report this story.

This is not a fictional account. On November 10, 2010, we met with Boston Globe's religion reporter Lisa Wangsness and briefed her for over two hours on a troubling story. A year before, the FBI had arrested Tarek Mehanna, an Islamic extremist from Sudbury, Massachusetts whom it accused of providing material support to Al Qaeda and plotting a shooting spree at the Emerald Square Mall in North Attleboro, MA. In intercepted conversations, Mehanna celebrated the 9/11 hijackers as heroes. According to the indictment, "Mehanna and his coconspirators, who shared videos and took real pleasure in the deaths of American servicemen, seemed to delight in the most horrific atrocities." Watching Iraqi terrorists tearing open a dead U.S. Marine's rib cage and setting it on fire with gasoline, Mehanna gloated: "heh yeah... nice juicy BBQ... Texas BBQ is the way to go." Trial documents show that Mehanna and his co-conspirators referred to themselves as the American wing of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Mehanna was convicted on all charges last year and sentenced to 17 years in prison.

We also shared with the Globe's reporter evidence of an intense campaign by local Islamic extremists to pressure the Justice Department to release Mehanna back into the community that he had planned to attack. The extremists insisted that the twisted mind revealed in FBI-recorded conversations was actually a gentle soul who loved children and playing with his cat. Claiming that Mehanna's arrest was nothing but a witch hunt by the FBI, which they accused of hating Muslims, they incited their followers against the U.S. government by painting the ghoulish would-be killer as the victim.

We showed Ms. Wangsness that well-known religious leaders with connections to Massachusetts political and civic leadership were involved in this campaign. Among them was Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, then the Muslim Chaplain at Northeastern University and a frequent preacher at the largest mosque in the Northeast, the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. (Faaruuq was dismissed from his position at Northeastern after we exposed his actions in support of Mehanna and other convicted terrorists.) Her own newspaper reported that another respected local Muslim leader supporting Tarek Mehanna was a medical doctor named Abdul Cader Asmal, co-chairman of communications for the Islamic Council of New England. In 2011, Dr. Asmal was stripped of his medical license by disciplinary action from the Massachusetts Board of Medicine.

At our meeting with Ms. Wangsness, we traced for her a timeline of Mehanna's trajectory from a Sudbury, MA teenage son of Egyptian immigrants to a budding Al Qaeda terrorist. Mehanna had been radicalized at the Islamic Center of Worcester and the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, Massachusetts. We showed her documents revealing that these mosques were led by imams who happened to be the brothers of one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, Hafiz Saeed. Saeed, who had visited the Boston area when Mehanna was 12, is the Pakistani mastermind of one of the world's deadliest mass mall shootings: the 2008 Mumbai Massacre. According to the Times of India, his Massachusetts-based brothers raised money and recruited members for his terrorist group in the Bay State.

Ms. Wangsness learned how the Islamic Center of Worcester, in particular, actively engages in youth indoctrination. During Mehanna's trial, the mosque's elementary schoolchildren were tasked with drawing "Free Tarek Mehanna" posters and then carted off to the Federal Court building in Boston to chant anti-American slogans.

We shared with Ms. Wangsness interviews with moderate Muslims who reached out to us asking for help in fighting the extremists who had hijacked their community and are brainwashing their children. We showed her a vicious and threatening letter that local extremist leader Nabeel Khudairi sent to a moderate Muslim who dared challenge the extremists in his mosque.

She looked at all our evidence, thanked us politely, and reported nothing. Now perhaps we can understand why.

On January 30, 2013, Wangsness spent part of the day with Abdul Cader Asmal -- the disgraced medical doctor and supporter of Tarek Mehanna; with officials from the Islamic Center of Worcester -- which was the incubator for Mehanna's hatred and still may be for dozens of young children; and with Nabeel Khudairi -- the intimidator of moderate Muslims. Their goal, according to leaked emails, was to pressure the Catholic Diocese of Worcester to cancel a talk by Robert Spencer, a well-known critic of Islamic doctrine, especially its treatment of non-believers, whom they falsely accused of hating Muslims.

They succeeded. The Worcester Diocese cancelled Spencer's talk without the courtesy of informing him directly. He had to learn about it from Wangsness, who reached out to him for comment in a series of emails whose line of questioning followed the "have you stopped beating your wife?" formula. The article she published in the next day's Boston Globe ("Catholic event cancels talk by Islam critic") was a foregone conclusion: Spencer was portrayed as a villain, while Wangsness's extremist associates were made to look like sympathetic victims. Though the article quoted Abdul Cader Asmal positively as a doctor, it made no mention of his permanent removal from practice through disciplinary action.

Robert Spencer is a controversial author and speaker, yet in some ways, his views on Islam tend to be more scholarly than many of the atheist critics of Christianity, who, without much fuss, populate American universities and cultural institutions. Spencer forcefully makes the point that, as with all religions, adherents range widely -- from the absolute literalists to the largely secular "cultural" Muslims. Spencer says he is not against Muslims, but against the political aspect of Islam, which demands that its followers act -- violently if necessary -- to subjugate infidels and establish a theocracy.

Disagreeing with Spencer is simply not a valid reason to prevent people from hearing his arguments and his warnings. A pluralistic and open society must always favor the free exchange of all ideas to the intolerant suppression of dissent. It is sadly ironic, though no longer surprising, that a member of the press would join Islamist extremists in trying to suppress free speech, and -- in Wangsness' case -- go as far asto effectively censor information related to extremist activities.

Why would Ms.Wangsness behave this way? Surely she doesn't share the radical Islamic ideological hatred toward America espoused by the people she's protecting. Much more likely, she believes in the political dogma adopted by the 'social justice'-seeking media and civic elites. It is based on the false narrative that American Muslims constitute a "vulnerable minority," which deserves protection from criticism -- even if such protection involves the suppression of facts and the repression of critics. Sadly, too many journalists and political leaders collaborate with this crusade against the truth, and too many newspapers make it a matter of editorial policy. Journalists like Lisa Wangsness of the Boston Globe have largely become instruments of a truly illiberal orthodoxy. Its fetishes and myths -- that Western culture is racist, that Islam is the religion of peace, that Muslims are always victims, and that anyone who says otherwise must be denounced and silenced -- can never be questioned. It is through this dogmatism that the radical Islamists have won from the media and political elites a special set of protections.

Commenting on the infamous YouTube video criticizing Islam's prophet Mohammed, which resulted in Muslim mobs rioting and killing around the world, President Obama expressed a strange view on the concept of dissent in a free society. He said: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." With this statement, Obama attacked the right to criticize Islam, and he was in effect targeting not only YouTube provocateurs, but also people like Robert Spencer.

Not enough significance has been paid to the implications of the president's bizarre pronouncement. Obama left unsaid what he thinks should be done with those who criticize Islam in order to ensure that "the future must not belong" to them. However, the subsequent arrest of the producer of the offending YouTube video on charges that posting the video violated his probation, speaks louder than words. Will Robert Spencer and other authors and scholars who find sufficient reason to criticize any aspect of Islam have to worry about special scrutiny that could lead to prosecution or face other, more subtle, government sanctions?

Amazingly, such threats to freedom of expression seem not to bother those who otherwise make criticism of those in power the key element of their profession. This is not a new phenomenon. In his essays, "Writers and Leviathan" and "The Prevention of Literature," George Orwell seems to speak from the grave directly to Lisa Wangsness and journalists like her:

Freedom of the Press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose... To yield subjectively, not merely to a party machine, but even to a group ideology, is to destroy yourself as a writer... If you possess information that conflicts with the prevailing orthodoxy you are expected either to distort it or to keep quiet about it... Even a single taboo can have an all-round crippling effect upon the mind, because there is always the danger that any thought which is freely followed up may lead to the forbidden thought.

A modern literary intellectual lives and writes in constant dread -- not, indeed, of public opinion in the wider sense, but of public opinion within his own group. As a rule, luckily, there is more than one group, but also at any given moment there is a dominant orthodoxy, to offend against which needs a thick skin... To accept an orthodoxy is always to inherit unresolved contradictions... In every such case there is a conclusion which is perfectly plain but which can only be drawn if one is privately disloyal to the official ideology. The normal response is to push the question, unanswered, into a corner of one's mind, and then continue repeating contradictory catchwords.

Ms. Wangsness has redefined the role of the journalist from providing true information to promoting a group's dominant orthodoxy, which in this case also requires blacklisting, silencing, and employing neo-McCarthyism against those who violate its taboos. The ultimate victims here are the people of New England, who are kept ignorant of the potential dangers in their community. Welcome to the New Journalism -- serving private ideology against the public interest." -- Ilya Feoktistov and Charles Jacobs


Ilya Feoktistov and Charles Jacobs  AmericanThinker.com February 15, 2013

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    Peter Drucker

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • “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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    WAG

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

    GR

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

    Doug Powers

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • “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)

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • “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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Doug Larson

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Mason

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Schuller

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    John Kerry

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Wooden

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

    John Adams

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

  • "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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Confucius

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

  • "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.

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Charlotte

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Aristotle

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Government Motto

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    American Citizen

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • “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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    George Eliot

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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)

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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Voltaire

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Plato

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 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.”

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    American Patriot

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

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

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • “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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Novak

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Joseph Addison

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Syrus

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    George Mason

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Moliere

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "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"

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “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”

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

  • "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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

    Charlie Daniels

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anonymous

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Unknown

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Wayne

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Anonymous

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

    Galileo

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Washington

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

  • “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”

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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)

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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)

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Mike Adams

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

  • "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."

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • “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”

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    WAG

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

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

  • “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

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Bovard

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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 )

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    St. Augustine

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

  • 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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • “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?”

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    John Adams

  • “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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Plato

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    William Pitt

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    George Washington

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Luck

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • “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