March 18, 2018

How Sharia Kills Free Speech
Posted By: Letters on March 11, 2013 10:40 PM in FIRST AMENDMENT
Andrew G. Bostom Published on March 10, 2013

"Al Qaeda's English language magazine Inspire, in its latest edition, has expressed the jihad terror organization's outrage over the "Innocence of Muslims" video trailer, an amateurish production which merely depicted some of the less salutary aspects of the Muslim prophet Muhammad's biography, based upon the sacralized Islamic sources.

These threatening statements appear on p. 4:

O Muslims, the film produced in America which insults our Messenger Muhammad comes in the chain of the crusade attacks on Islam. In response to these consecutive assaults, the Muslim ummah revolted in honor of their noble Messenger. The plot of the enemies backfired and became a disgrace and shame on them, a penalty for their insults on the status of the Prophets, violation of the sacred lands and trespassing the boundaries of war ethics. Meanwhile, the status of our Messenger remains high and honorable. No insult could ever tarnish him. Whoever hates him is cut off from success and prosperity in this world and the Hereafter... We affirm that defending the honor of the Prophet is an inevitable obligation in Islam upon the Muslim ummah, every individual as per his capability... We call upon our brothers in the West to fulfill their Islamic obligation. They are obliged to defend the Prophet, for they are more capable of crushing the enemy at his heart.

The violent nature of those threats is made explicit in imagery featured on pp. 14-15, entitled, "Wanted Dead or Alive for Crimes Against Islam." The images (also published here via MEMRI) are accompanied by statements, "Yes We Can," "A Bullet A Day Keeps the Infidel Away," and "Defend Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him," and include photographs of the nine men (complete with misspellings of some of their names, underneath) threatened with death, ostensibly for "blaspheming" Islam's prophet, and the Muslim creed itself.

Photographs of the two women targeted do not appear on the pp. 14-15 magazine layout; only their names are printed, beneath the photos of the men. The full list of eleven who were made licit for killing, is below:

Geert Wilders: Founder of the Dutch Party for Freedom;

Morris Sadek: Egyptian-American Coptic Christian who disseminated the video "Innocence of Muslims"

Carsten Juste and Flemming Rose: Editor-in-chief and cultural editors at Jyllands-Posten when the Danish cartoons of Muhammad were published

Kurt Westergaard: Cartoonist whose drawing of the turban-bomb Muhammad became the most renowned of the cartoons.

Lars Vilks: Dutch cartoonist who published his own Muhammad drawings subsequent to the Jyllands-Posten cartoons

Stephane Charbonnier: Editor of Charlie Hedbo, a French satirical magazine

Terry Jones: Florida preacher who has burned Korans in protest of Islam.

Salman Rushdie: Author of The Satanic Verses, whose experiences reflect "The Rushdie Rules," more than two decades later.

Molly Norris: American cartoonist who proposed "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" as a protest against both censorship and the proscription of published images of Muhammad

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Somali-born Dutch activist and politician;

Predictably, the mainstream media outlets reporting this latest example of Al Qaeda's so-called "anti-Islamic radicalism" (across the political spectrum, from the rather odious blame-the-victim Atlantic account, to the factual, if short shrift assessment of The Weekly Standard), failed to connect these threats to an earlier, more egregious action by a prominent Muslim nation: the Egyptian state security court's November 28, 2012 verdict, which sentenced to death seven expatriate Coptic Egyptians, including Morris Sadek, as well as American pastor Terry Jones, for "blaspheming" Islam-i.e., the same Sadek and Jones targeted subsequently by the Al-Qaeda "Inspire" layout. Egyptian Judge Saif al Nasr Soliman stated plainly when the ruling was issued,

The accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet.

The late November, 2012, an Egyptian court verdict reaffirms mainstream, institutional Islam's Sharia (Islamic law)-based lethal punishment for speech critical of the Muslim creed. More disturbing, however, is the abject failure of contemporary Western media, academic, and political elites to accurately convey that reality -- a living, liberty-crushing doctrinal and historical legacy I will elaborate herein.

Arthur Tritton's pioneering 1930 study of the fate of non-Muslim "dhimmis" vanquished by jihad (as per Koran 9:29; see pp. 217-35), and living under the Sharia, included this brief overview of how blasphemy law was applied to them:

[F]our things put a dhimmi outside the pale of the law; blasphemy of God, His book, His religion, or His Prophet... Shafii [d. 820, founder of the Shafiite school of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence] said that one who repented of having insulted the Prophet might be pardoned and restored to his privileges. Ibn Taimiya [d. 1328, a jurist of the Hanbali school of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence] taught that the death penalty could not be evaded.

Nearly three decades later (circa 1958), Antoine Fattal (d. 1987), an esteemed Lebanese Law Professor and Islamic scholar, wrote Le Statut legal des non-Musulmans en pays d'Islam. Fattal's treatise remains one of the seminal works characterizing what Bat Ye'or subsequently termed, "dhimmitude," the restrictive, deliberately humiliating sociopolitical conditions imposed upon non-Muslims within Islamic societies. Extracts from Fattal's meticulous study (translation by Nidra Poller and Ibn Warraq) of the relevant foundational Islamic texts, and jurisprudence, summarize these classical formulations of the treatment of "blasphemers," according to the Sharia, confirming Tritton's 1930 observations.

The Malikites, Shafiites and Hanbalites [three of the 4 main schools of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence] punished blasphemy against Allah, the Prophets and Angels by death. If the crime is committed by a Muslim, it is equivalent to apostasy; by a dhimmi it is a violation of the dhimma contract [of submission]. According to the Hanafites [the fourth major school of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence], the punishment of a dhimmi guilty of blasphemy is left to the discretion of the judge. In cases of extreme gravity, the sentence might be capital punishment. In fact it is the latter punishment that was most often applied. [emphasis added]

Fattal then provides prototypical examples of how Islamic blasphemy law affected non-Muslims in practice, consistent with the oppressive doctrine:

A Jewish man, passing near a muezzin who was chanting the call to prayer, cried out: "You have lied." He was condemned to death... An Egyptian Christian cursed the Prophet; the cadi [Muslim judge] al Muffaddal b. Fudala (in office from 168 to 170 A.H. = 784 to 786 C.E.) consulted Malik b. Anas [founder of the Malikite school] to ask what punishment should be meted out. The latter declared the death penalty, and the Christian was executed. Under the reign of [al-] Ma'mun (198/218 A.H.= 813/833 C.E.), a Jew was put to death for having called the Prophet an imposter... In 335 A.H.=946 C.E., insulting inscriptions against the Prophet were discovered in a Cairo synagogue. The Hanafite cadi had several Jews arrested and tortured until they confessed. They died by hanging except for one who converted to Islam.

Two contemporary studies, a collaborative work, Freedom of Religion, Apostasy, and Islam, written by Abdullah and Hassan Saeed, and Muhammad Hashim Kamali's Freedom of Expression in Islam, provide independent confirmation of the earlier findings of Tritton and Fattal, from the perspective of "modernist" Sunni Muslim scholars. Kamran Hashemi's 2008 study contains a summary assessment of Shiite jurisprudence on blasphemy, highlighting the views of a much lionized Iranian Shiite "reformist."

Abdullah and Hassan Saeed include this succinct appraisal of the development of blasphemy law in Islam, and its intimate relationship to Islamic supremacism:

During the time of the Prophet, some Muslims reportedly killed a number of non-Muslims who reviled the Prophet, God, or Islam and thus apparently committed the offense of blasphemy. Some of those killed, such as the poet Kaab b. al-Ashraf, composed poems denigrating the person of the Prophet and also incited others to revile him. In other cases abuse was perpetrated through fabricated stories about the Prophet, or through verbal attacks on Islam and the Muslim community. Several reports in the hadith literature indicate that when such people were killed, the Prophet declared their blood was spilt in vain. [Meaning] No compensation or punishment was imposed in relation to those who killed such people, as in the case of war, where a Muslim is permitted to kill another person from enemy ranks without being subject to retaliation, payment of blood money or to any form of punishment. It seems that by using foul language against the Prophet, God, or Islam, the transgressors were putting themselves on a war footing against Muslims. [emphasis added]

...This "offense" was constructed and legitimated by Muslim jurists in the post-prophetic period. They based this on their understanding of reports in the hadith literature at a time when Islam was politically, militarily and economically strong. It held sway over vast territories from North Africa, the Iberian peninsula, to China. Non-Muslims living in these territories acknowledged the political supremacy of Islam and Muslim peoples. As "protected minorities" (ahl al-dhimmah) [i.e., non-Muslim minorities abiding their humiliating subservience were "protected" against the resumption of the jihad against them], it was expected that the non-Muslims under Islamic rule would not denigrate the religion of Islam, nor cast aspersions on its major figures or institutions. The jurists saw any such denigration as a hostile act, not to be tolerated. [emphases added]

Thus, largely from relevant reports in the hadith literature, Muslim jurists have argued that reviling the Prophet, or God, or Islam and using foul language in relation to any of them constitutes a serious offenses: blasphemy. Later, this offense was extended to cover using foul language against the Companions of the Prophet...As the Prophet is not in a position to avenge this abuse, it is seen to be responsibility of the Muslim community to seek vengeance on his behalf by imposing the death penalty on the offender.

Kamali's Freedom of Expression in Islam characterizes these salient features of non-Muslim blasphemy (repeating an example cited by Fattal in his 1958 treatise):

When a non-Muslim says something which, although part of his belief, is said in offensive manner. An example of this is the incident which occurred after the call to prayer, when a Jew addressed the muezzin with the words, "you lied." The case here is similar to any involving a non-Muslim scorning an article of the Muslim faith or any of the injunctions of God that are contained in the Qur'an. In this case, if the non-Muslim is a dhimmi, he loses his protected status and becomes liable to punishment.

Kamali acknowledges the draconian, if concordant views of the two most comprehensive Islamic legal analyses of blasphemy by Qadi Iyad al-Yahsabi (d. 1149, a Maliki jurist), and Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 1328). He also discusses the classical Muslim legists opinions on "repentance" of the blasphemer, and the notion that a "blasphemer" was consigned to the status of those at war with the Muslims.

The most detailed treatment of blasphemy in the works of the ulama [religious scholars] remains that of Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328) "al-Sarim al-Maslul 'ala Shatim ar-Rasul" ["The Drawn Sword against those who insult the Messenger"] where the distinguished author has addressed, inter alia, the punishment of apostasy and the Qur'anic evidence relating to it. While giving a thorough presentation of the diverse opinions on the subject, Ibn Taymiyyah himself has consistently maintained that blasphemy is liable to the mandatory death penalty; that the sentencing judge has little choice but to enforce the punishment upon proof, and the offender need not be asked to repent.

[T]he Maliki jurist Qadi Iyad al-Yahsabi (d. 1149), who preceded Ibn Taymiyyah, has written a treatise on the same subject and places equal, if not greater, emphasis on the same conclusions Ibn Taymiyyah has drawn. Qadi Iyad's work, entitled "Al-shifa bi Ta'rif Huquq al-Mustafa" ("Healing by the Recognition of the Rights of the Chosen One"), addresses the rights of the Prophet in general, and devotes large sections to the matter of blasphemy, In a chapter devoted to the textual authority of the Qur'an in support of the death penalty for one who vilifies the Prophet, Qadi Iyad has discussed the same passages of the Qur'an as Ibn Taymiyyah and the two authors have drawn identical conclusions.

Imams al-Shafii and Ahmad b. Hanbal, according to one of two reports, maintained that the dhimmi may not be asked to repent, but if he converts to Islam at his own initiative, he is not liable to any punishment. According to a variant report, Imam Malik and Ahmad b. Hanbal have held that the dhimmi is liable to the mandatory death penalty... In yet another report, Imam al-Shafii is said to have held that the protected status of the dhimmi terminates when he commits blasphemy and that, consequently, he becomes an enemy of war (harbi), in which case the head of state is within his rights to punish him as such. Imam al-Shafii adds that in this matter the head of state has discretionary powers similar to those he has with regard to prisoners of war, that is, over whether to kill the offender or ask for ransom, and over whether or not to expropriate his property.

Kamali concludes his analysis of blasphemy with these measured, if ambiguous words:

My enquiry has also led me to the conclusion that blasphemy carries a ta?zir punishment [i.e., punishment determined by Islamic authorities], which is open to a measure of discretion and the influence of circumstantial factors. Based on this appraisal, the precise definition of blasphemy, the acts and words that incur this offense, and then the quantum of the punishment, may be determined and specified, or amended and refined as the case may be, by the legitimate political authority and legislative organ of the state in modern times.

However, in a case study Appendix entitled, "The Salman Rushdie Affair," Kamali reveals his Sharia supremacist conceptions quite unambiguously. Kamali recounts how on February 19, 1989 Iranian theocrat Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa condemning Rushdie to death, and promising eternal salvation to any Muslim "martyred" in this cause:

...[T]he author of the book entitled The Satanic Verses, which abuses Islam, the Prophet, and the Koran, and all those involved in its publication who were aware of its contents, are sentenced to death. I ask the Muslims of the world at large to swiftly execute the writers and the publishers, wherever they find them, so that no one in the future will dare to abuse Islam. Whoever is killed on this path will be regarded as a martyr, God willing.

Analyzing subsequent pronouncements from Al Azhar University's leading clerics (the Chairman of the Fatwa Committee, the Rector, and the Grand Mufti), as well as Saudi Arabia's most prominent ulama chairing the 11th session of the Islamic Law Academy of the Muslim World League in Mecca (held February 10-26, 1989), Kamali observes,

[T]hose who were exposed to media coverage of the whole episode would know that no serious Muslim commentator has challenged the basic validity of the Ayatollah's fatwa. [emphasis added] Adjudication was generally viewed to be necessary if only to find out if Rushdie was willing to repent.

Kamali further cites the opinions of Alauddin Kharufah, another leading Saudi cleric, who wrote the authoritative, eponymous book, The judgment of Islam on the crime of Salman Rushdie: death sentence still in force. Kharufah insisted that barring Rushdie's unequivocal repentance, which had to include never republishing The Satanic Verses, and withdrawing existing copies of the book from the marketplace, Rushdie should fear for his life, because it remained obligatory for Muslims "to reach him so long as he is still alive and never to neglect this duty."

The views of Kamali, who, since 1985, has taught Sharia and jurisprudence, as a professor of law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia, are in the end, no less strident. Kamali introduces his Appendix on the Rushdie affair by opining that the author's discourse was an uncivilized outrage, and concludes by rejecting Rushdie's professions of contrition, and condemning him to a "binding decision" under Sharia jurisdiction:

Initially, I had directly quoted some of the blasphemous contents of Rushdie's novel concerning the Prophet himself, his wives, and Companions, but decided, upon revision, to report only indirectly those outrageous expressions. His contemptuous remarks about God and the Qur'an on pp. 363-64 are not only blasphemous but also flippant. To describe the Qur'an, for example as "a hotch-potch of trivial rules" (p. 363), smacks of ignorance about the Qur'an and the profound contribution it has made to civilization. Rushdie's inflammatory aspersions on the Prophet in page 366, and the gratuitously indecent language he uses in reference to the wives of the Prophet, the "mothers of the believers," on pages 381-82, are simply too outrageous, and far below the standard of civilized discourse.

Rushdie's statements fall short of a categorical renunciation of the blasphemous content of his novel. The persistent ambivalence in Rushdie's statements and the contrast between his words and his conduct, is bound to be reflected in any attempt at evaluating the case. Professing the testimonial of faith is an interesting development but it could only produce the anticipated consequence when Rushdie explicitly repents, stops defending and justifying his blasphemous publication and indicates his intentions to that effect. What weight a merely verbal proclamation can carry in absolving Rushdie of the charge of blasphemy against the backdrop of his persistent defense of the book, whether for financial gain or a moral claim to righteousness, needs to be determined (if only on grounds of procedural propriety) by a competent judicial tribunal. The court that adjudicates this case must exercise full judicial authority and be able to make a binding decision. It is one thing for Rushdie to make statements in the knowledge that he does not have to comply with a binding order, and quite another when he knows that he would have to face the consequences of his conduct.

Finally, Kamran Hashemi's 2008 assessment of Shiite jurisprudence on blasphemy ("sabb') offers context to Khomeini's fatwa against Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, and the targeted murders it has wrought (which included a mass killing in Turkey). But perhaps most illuminating is the opinion on blasphemy Hashemi quotes from a supposedly enlightened avatar of Shiite modernism, the late Ayatollah Montazeri (d. 2009), whom some extolled as the "patron saint" of Iran's 2009 Green Movement.

[A]ccording to the majority of Shiite jurists, in cases of sabb [blasphemy], instant punishment [i.e., killing] of the offender, either Muslim or non-Muslim, is not only permissible, but also a religious obligation for any Muslim who realizes the offense, or any who comes to know about it. In this sense, as soon as the offense takes place, the offender must be killed immediately by any one who does not fear for his own life to be endangered.

There is consensus among contemporary Shiite jurists on the instant punishment of an offender in cases of sabb. For example, in response to a question Ayatollah Montazeri [d. 2009] makes a reference to this issue: "In cases of sabb al-Nabi [Muhammad]...if the witness does not have fear of his or her life and also there is no fear of mischief [mafsadeh] it is obligatory for him or her to kill the insulter." [emphasis added]

Months before Al Qaeda's Inspire magazine "death list" was published, violent Muslim reactions to the amateurish "Innocence of Muslims" video, which, as noted above, simply highlighted the darker aspects of Muhammad's sacralized biography, exposed how international and domestic Islamic agendas have openly converged with vehement calls for universal application of Islamic blasphemy law. This demand to abrogate Western freedom of expression was reiterated in a parade of speeches by Muslim leaders at the UN General Assembly. During his own speech to the UN General Assembly Tuesday, 9/25/12) President Obama himself ominously proclaimed,

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

Mr. Obama thus declared himself as an accomplice -- witless, or cynically willing -- to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's relentless campaign to impose universal Sharia-compliant blasphemy law, and the destruction of America's bedrock freedom, freedom of speech.

The U.S. Muslim community echoed such admonitions, for example during a large demonstration in Dearborn, Michigan, and in a press release by the Islamic Circle of North America. And the results of polling data collected by Wenzel Strategies during October 22 to 26, 2012, from 600 U.S. Muslims, further indicate widespread support among American votaries of Islam for this fundamental rejection of freedom expression, as guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. The first amendment states, plainly,

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;

When asked, "Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution's First Amendment?, 58% replied "no," while only 42% affirmed this most basic manifestation of freedom of speech, i.e., to criticize religious, or any other dogma. Indeed, oblivious to U.S. constitutional law, as opposed to Islam's Sharia, a largely concordant 45% of respondents agreed " ...that those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. should face criminal charges," while 38% did not, and 17% were "unsure". Moreover, fully 12% of this Muslim sample even admitted they believed in application of the draconian, Sharia-based punishment for the non-existent crime of "blasphemy" in the U.S. code, answering affirmatively, " ...that Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death."

Why is Sharia-compliant abnegation of free speech -- diametrically opposed to U.S. Constitutional law -- so prevalent among U.S. Muslims? The inescapable conclusion is that mainstream institutional Islam within the U.S. inculcates this liberty-crushing mentality.

Consider AMJA, the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America. AMJA's mission statement maintains the organization was, "...founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America... AMJA is a religious organization that does not exploit religion to achieve any political ends, but instead provides practical solutions within the guidelines of Islam and the nation's laws to the various challenges experienced by Muslim communities..." With regard to the Sharia, specifically, AMJA's stated purpose is to "clarify the rulings of the sharia which are relevant for those who live in America." AMJA is well-accepted by the mainstream American Muslim community. The Islamic scholars affiliated with this group have attained influential positions in universities, Islamic centers, and mosques throughout the United States. Translating Jihad compiled a list of some of their prominent members, including the names of universities and other organizations with which they're affiliated, accessed from AMJA's website:

• Mohammad Naeem AlSaei, University of Texas, American Open University (AOU) (Virginia)

• Waleed Basyouni, North American Imam Federation (NAIF) (Arizona), Texas Dawah Convention, AlMaghrib Institute (Texas)

• Hatem AlHaj, Sharia Academy of America (Florida), Albert Lea Medical Center (Minnesota), NAIF, Islamic Jurisprudence Council of Minnesota

• Waleed Al-Maneese, Dar-al-Farooq Islamic Center (Minnesota), University of Minnesota, AOU, NAIF

• Muwaffak Al Ghaylany, Islamic Center in Grand Blank City (Minnesota), Shari`a Academy in America (Florida), NAIF

• Main Al-Qudah, MAS Katy Center (Texas), AOU, Islamic American University (Minnesota), Al-Yarmook University (Iraq)

• Salah Alsawy, Institute of Arabic and Islamic Sciences (Virginia), AOU, Sharia Academy (Florida), Al-Azhar University (Egypt), Umm Al Qura University (Saudi Arabia)

• Muhammad Adam Alsheikh, Al Rahmah Mosque (Maryland), Sudanese courts. Alsheikh, Al Rahmah Mosque (Maryland), Sudanese courts.

Notwithstanding this mainstream acceptance by the American Muslim community, including uncritical endorsement of its annual American conferences to train American imams, AMJA's own words make plain the organization's long-term commitment to superseding the U.S. legal code with its antithesis, a Sharia-based system.

As Translating Jihad described in his introductory summary of an Arabic-language paper published by (AMJA) in 2007, and presented at the organization's 2008 careers conference in Houston, it

...provides guidelines for American Muslims on what they can and cannot do vis-à-vis infidel legal systems. The paper makes clear that according to Islam, the only legitimate law is that which comes from Allah, and in fact authority to make laws rests with Allah alone. This renders every other legal system -- including the American system -- illegitimate.

AMJA's 2007 paper acknowledges the existence of many Muslims under "infidel" legal systems, and invoking the Islamic doctrine of darura - necessity -- the paper provides guidelines describing how they should behave under these systems. Translating Jihad notes,

...specifically addressing issues such as Muslims studying man-made law (i.e. non-Islamic law), Muslims governing under infidel legal systems, Muslims working as judges or lawyers or prosecuting cases in infidel courts, and Muslims granting powers of attorney to non-Muslims in disputes. Throughout the paper it is made abundantly clear that Muslims should view the American and other non-Muslim legal systems as infidel systems, and that they are only to participate in them in specific circumstances in order to benefit Islam and Muslims generally. They are specifically instructed to feel hatred in their hearts toward such infidel legal systems, and to do everything within their power to make the Islamic Shari'a supreme, even if that means engaging in deception in certain cases.

Salah al-Sawy, who obtained both bachelors and doctoral degrees in Islamic Law at Al-Azhar University, is identified as Secretary General for AMJA, and a senior scholar for the organization. Dr. Hatem al-Haj, a pediatrician, who also obtained a Ph.D in Comparative Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) from Al-Jinan University, Lebanon, is a senior member of the Fatwa Committee for AMJA. Should AMJA accomplish its goal of implementing Sharia in North America, the organization has already issued rulings which sanction the killing of Muslim apostates and non-Muslim "blasphemers", courtesy of al-Haj, and al-Sawy, respectively.

(Dr. Hatem al-Haj, 4/17/2006)-As for the Sharia ruling, it is the punish¬ment of killing for the man with the grand Four Fiqh Sharia scholars, and the same with the woman with the major Shari'ah scholars, and she is jailed with Al-Hanafiyyah scholars, as the prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, said: "Whoever a Muslim changes his/her religion, kill him/her," and his saying: "A Muslim's blood, who testifies that there is no god except Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah, is not made permissible except by three reasons: the life for the life; the married adulterer and the that who abandons his/her religion."

(Dr. Salah Al-Sawy, 1/21/2009)-[F]or those scholars who say that repentance of a person who insults Allaah or His Messenger shall not accepted, [they] mean that repentance does not lift up the set punishment for cursing and insulting the Prophet, i.e., execution. Because the Prophet is the one who was actually wronged and insulted and he is no longer alive, therefore, he is not alive to practice his right to forgive him [the blasphemer] for what he did. Also, no Muslim is ever is entitled or authorized to forgive on the Prophet's behalf.

The burning desire to impose Sharia blasphemy law -- which mandates the killing of those exercising free speech critical of Islam -- is hardly limited to Al Qaeda. Mainstream, institutional Islam, including the creed's mainstream religious organizational representatives in America, share the same totalitarian goal of destroying our nation's -- and Western civilization's -- bedrock liberty, freedom of speech." -- Andrew G. Bostom

Andrew G. Bostom March 10, 2013

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

    John F. Kennedy

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


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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    John Wayne

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Doug Larson

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

    George Orwell

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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


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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Wooden

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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


  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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


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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Sutherland

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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)

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


  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “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

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


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

    George Washington

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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


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

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Washington

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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


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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Willis Player

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "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

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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."


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

    St. Augustine

  • "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"


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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    George Washington

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


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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    James Madison

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    John Adams

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

  • “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?”

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."


  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Joseph Addison

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

  • "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

  • "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 liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

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


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

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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


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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

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

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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)

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    John F. Kennedy

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


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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "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.

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

    Danny Schecter

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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


  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • “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”


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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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


  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


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

    American Citizen

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    George Mason

  • “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

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

    Rick Perry

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


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

  • "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?"


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


  • "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 laid all the economists in the world end to end, they would not reach a conclusion”

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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


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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “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

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

    Robert Frost

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


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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    David Stockman

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Government Motto

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

    Harry Browne

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

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

    Charles Dickens

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

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

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "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."


  • "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)

  • "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

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


  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John D. Ashcroft

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


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


  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

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


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

    George Orwell

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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)

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


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

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

    Ernest Benn

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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


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


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

    Robert Frost

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

    Alexander Pope

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Marx

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


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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    H.L. Mencken

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


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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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)

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

    George Orwell

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

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


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

    Saul Bellow

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "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

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


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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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


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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Samuel Adams

  • "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

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


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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “The 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

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

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


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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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)

  • "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.

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John F. Kennedy

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


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

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


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


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

  • “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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • “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

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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


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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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


  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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


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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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


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

    Thomas Edison

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


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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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


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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Bob Hope

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

    William Pitt

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    George Orwell

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

    John Adams (1826)

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


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

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


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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Liberal Lingo

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


  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • “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”

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "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

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


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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    James Madison

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

    George Eliot

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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


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


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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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)

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


  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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"


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

    George Santayana

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    C. A. Beard

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

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

  • "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"

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • “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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


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

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

    John Adams

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

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • “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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

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


  • “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)

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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


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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Alexander the Great

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Herbert Spencer

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


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


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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

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

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • “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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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


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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    David Letterman

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

    George Washington

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"


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

    Calvin Coolidge

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


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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"


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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

    Mark Twain

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


  • 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.


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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Lord Byron

  • “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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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


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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

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


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


  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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


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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Proctor

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

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


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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"


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

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

    John Adams

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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


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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"


  • “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

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

  • "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."


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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • “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”

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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."

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert Schuller

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

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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."


  • "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

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


  • "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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    James Madison

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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


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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Winston Churchill

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


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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

  • "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

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


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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mike S. Adams

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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


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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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


  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    William Faulkner

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Samuel Adams

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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 )

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

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

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

    Jack Abramoff