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Air Force Veteran Relieved Of Duties For Disagreeing With Homosexuality
Posted By: Liberty on August 15, 2013 03:47 PM in FIRST AMENDMENT
Todd Starnes  TownHall.com Published on August 15, 2013


A 19-year veteran of the Air Force said he was relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander when she wanted to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality.

“I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage,” Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk told Fox News. “We’ve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.”

The Liberty Institute is representing the Christian airman in case the Pentagon decides to retaliate.

“Are we going to have a ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy for Christians so we don’t get harassed for our beliefs?” attorney Hiram Sasser asked Fox News. “Here’s a guy who wants to have his religious liberty and serve in the military. He shouldn’t have to believe in gay marriage in order to serve.”

A spokesperson for Lackland Air Force Base public affairs told Fox News Monk was not punished and that he was simply at the end of his assignment.

"They did have a disagreement, but supposedly, they agreed to disagree," the spokesperson told Fox News. "But the wing commander said there was no punishment.

Monk has served as a first sergeant at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio since 2011. He recently returned from a deployment and discovered he had a new commander – an open lesbian.

“In one of our first meetings, she was talking about her promotion and she mentioned something about a benediction,” Monk told Fox News. “She said she wanted a chaplain but objected to one particular chaplain that she called a bigot because he preached that homosexuality is a sin.”

“She then said, ‘I don’t know what kind of people actually believe that kind of crap,’” Monk said, recalling the meeting. “I knew I was going to have a rough time in this unit and I would have to be very careful what I said.”

That moment came when Monk was called in to advise the commander on a disciplinary matter involving an Air Force instructor accused of making comments objecting to gay marriage.

The instructor was investigated and the members of his trainees were asked if the instructor had slandered homosexuals and whether he created a hostile work environment.

Monk said he quickly determined the instructor meant no harm by his public comments – comparing the United States with the fall of the Roman Empire.

“He said in spite of our differences, we can’t let that happen to the United States,” Monk said. “He then used homosexual marriage as an example – saying that he didn’t believe in it – but it doesn’t matter because he was going to train them the same way.”

Seven people filed complaints about the remarks. It then became Monk’s job to advise the commander on disciplinary action.

“Her very first reaction was to say, ‘we need to lop off the head of this guy,'” Monk said. “The commander took the position that his speech was discrimination.”

Monk suggested she use the incident as a learning experience – a way to teach everyone about tolerance and diversity.

“I don’t believe someone having an opinion for or against homosexuality is discriminatory,” Monk told Fox News.

From that point, Monk said he was told that he wasn’t on the same page as the commander and if I didn’t get on the page they were on, they would find another place for me to work.”

“I’m being chastised about what’s going on,” he said. “I’m told that members of the Air Force don’t have freedom of speech. They don’t have the right to say anything that goes against Air Force policy.”

Monk, who is a devout evangelical Christian, said he met with the young instructor and told him that he was fighting for him.

“He was really concerned,” he said. “He said he felt like he was on an island – that he couldn’t be who he is anymore. He didn’t understand why somebody would be offended.”

The instructor was eventually punished by having a letter of counseling placed in his official file.

Monk soon found himself in a very similar position after his commander ordered him to answer a question about whether people who object to gay marriage are guilty of discrimination.

“She said, ‘Sgt. Monk, I need to know if you can, as my first sergeant, if you can see discrimination if somebody says that they don’t agree with homosexual marriage,’” he said. “I refused to answer the question.”

Monk said to answer would have put him in a legal predicament.

“And as a matter of conscience I could not answer the question the way the commander wanted me to,” he said.

At that point, Monk said that perhaps it would be best if he went on leave. The commander agreed.

“I was essentially fired for not validating my commander’s position on having an opinion about homosexual marriage,” he said.

Monk said he is brokenhearted over the way the military has treated him.

“If this young man would’ve given a speech and said he was good with homosexuality, we wouldn’t be here,” he said. “The narrative is that you cannot say anything that contradicts Air Force policy.”

He said in essence, Christians are trading places with homosexuals.

“Christians have to go into the closet,” he said. “We are being robbed of our dignity and respect. We can’t be who we are.”

Monk said he is scared to speak out – and understands that he could face severe penalties.

“They will make this about me but I have an impeccable record,” he said. “I stand on my own two feet. People have to know what’s going on.”

And he’s also doing it for his three teenage sons.

“Every night after dinner we read the Bible together,” he said. “I tell the boys we’ve got a lot of stuff going on in this world and we need people to stand up. My boys know what I’m going through. They are looking at me – wanting to know how I’m going to handle this.”

He said the Monks have a “family ethos.”

“The Monk family will be strong in mind, strong in soul, they will have strong character and strong work ethic,” he said. “That is the ethos of our family. That’s what I hope they see in me.”

And more importantly, he hopes his young sons will see “a man who stand upright and stands for integrity.” -- Todd Starnes


Todd Starnes  TownHall.com August 15, 2013

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    William Pitt

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Samuel Adams

  • “The 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)

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Larry Elder

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    George Sutherland

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dave Gardner

  • “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

  • “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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Anonymous

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • “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?”

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "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)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    James Madison

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Doug Larson

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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 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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ann Landers

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

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    James Madison

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Unknown

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Aristotle

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Steven Wright

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    American Patriot

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    David Letterman

  • "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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • 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.”

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Eliot

  • "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)

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Mark Twain

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


    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

    WAG

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Anatole France

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    George Washington

  • 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.

  • "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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • “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

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

    Socrates

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Peter Drucker

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

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

  • "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

  • "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.

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

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

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

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

    Alfred Adler

  • 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 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."

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • “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 )

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

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "If 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

  • “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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Confucius

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

  • "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

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

    Moliere

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Berkeley

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

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

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Luck

  • "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

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • “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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    American Citizen

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Samuel Johnson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

  • "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)

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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"

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • “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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    St. Augustine

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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)

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

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    George Mason

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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)

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

    John Kerry

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Robert Novak

  • “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

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

    George Santayana

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    WAG

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    George Washington

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • “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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "If 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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    James Madison

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    James Madison

  • "The 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

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Syrus

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • 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

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

  • "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)

  • 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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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”

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville