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Posted By: BullsEye on May 12, 2015 07:58 AM in FIRST AMENDMENT
Clarice Feldman  AmericanThinker.com Published on May 10, 2015


"The really big news this week for many would be voters is who won the least dressed award at the Metropolitan Museum’s Gala opening -- Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, or Jennifer Lopez?

Fortunately for people like me who are sick of this stuff, a new app is being developed called KardBlock which disappears from every story and feed you read online any mention of the Kardashians. Take that, Luddites who claim technology doesn’t really improve our lives.

This new development got me to thinking about how best to respond to those pundit morons on the left and right who attacked Pam Geller for hosting a Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas which resulted in the shooting deaths of a two man would-be jihadi homicide squad.

The Law on Free Speech

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the first because free speech is the most essential element of a free society. Professor Volokh provides a handy short form guide to its scope for those who never knew or forgot it or who, unfortunately, get their schooling  from the media: 

I keep hearing about a supposed “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment, or statements such as, “This isn’t free speech, it’s hate speech,” or “When does free speech stop and hate speech begin?” But there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Hateful ideas (whatever exactly that might mean) are just as protected under the First Amendment as other ideas. One is as free to condemn Islam -- or Muslims, or Jews, or blacks, or whites, or illegal aliens, or native-born citizens -- as one is to condemn capitalism or Socialism or Democrats or Republicans.

To be sure, there are some kinds of speech that are unprotected by the First Amendment. But those narrow exceptions have nothing to do with “hate speech” in any conventionally used sense of the term. For instance, there is an exception for “fighting words” -- face-to-face personal insults addressed to a specific person, of the sort that are likely to start an immediate fight. But this exception isn’t limited to racial or religious insults, nor does it cover all racially or religiously offensive statements. Indeed, when the City of St. Paul tried to specifically punish bigoted fighting words, the Supreme Court held that this selective prohibition was unconstitutional (R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul (1992)), even though a broad ban on all fighting words would indeed be permissible.

[Snip]

The same is true of the other narrow exceptions, such as for true threats of illegal conduct or incitement intended to and likely to produce imminent illegal conduct (i.e., illegal conduct in the next few hours or maybe days, as opposed to some illegal conduct some time in the future). Indeed, threatening to kill someone because he’s black (or white), or intentionally inciting someone to a likely and immediate attack on someone because he’s Muslim (or Christian or Jewish), can be made a crime. But this isn’t because it’s “hate speech”; it’s because it’s illegal to make true threats and incite imminent crimes against anyone and for any reason, for instance because they are police officers or capitalists or just someone who is sleeping with the speaker’s ex-girlfriend.

[snip]

For this very reason, “hate speech” also doesn’t have any fixed legal meaning under U.S. law. U.S. law has just never had occasion to define “hate speech” -- any more than it has had occasion to define rudeness, evil ideas, unpatriotic speech, or any other kind of speech that people might condemn but that does not constitute a legally relevant category.

[snip]

Of course, one can certainly argue that First Amendment law should be changed to allow bans on hate speech (whether bigoted speech, blasphemy, blasphemy to which foreigners may respond with attacks on Americans or blasphemy or flag burning or anything else). Perhaps some statements of the “This isn’t free speech, it’s hate speech” variety are deliberate attempts to call for such an exception, though my sense is that they are usually (incorrect) claims that the exception already exists.

In the guise of protecting the delicate sensibilities of college students who can’t study calculus or gender studies without terror because of "microaggressions" (speech by those with whom they disagree) and need blankies and safe rooms, universities often clamp down on free speech. These restrictions are incompatible with civil liberties and often discarded after court challenge, but the notion that we need regulatory earmuffs seems a popular one with the journalist class. This seems odd because you’d think if they were doing their jobs they’d most respect the constitutional protection.  Perhaps all they really want is an unchecked monopoly on what we can speak. Or maybe they are just cowards afraid they’ll face the Moslem extremists they are pretending don’t really exist.

Naming Names

Here are some of the journalists who failed their mission this week:

MSNBC said that Geller purposely set out to trap Muslims

NBC’s Chris Matthews claimed Geller “caused” the Garland shooting: (Ed Driscoll quotes him and reminds how at odds this was when he spoke about the French right to free speech. He obviously thinks the French have a greater right to it than we do):

[quote] Past performance is no guarantee of future results:

“[Regarding] the attack in Texas, we’re learning more about the gunmen who opened fire at an event where an anti-Islamic group held a contest on who could be the nastiest -- draw the lastiest [sic] the nastiest cartoon of Mohamed. Do you believe that people set that kind of a mousetrap?

…I remember the old days when the Nazi Party and the Communist Party would sort of team up in a weird, sick, symbiotic way. One would have an event, and the other would attack it, you know? Well, I think she caused this trouble, and whether this trouble came yesterday, or it came two weeks from now, it’s going to be in the air as long as you taunt.”

— Chris Matthews: Pamela Geller CAUSED Texas shooting by setting a TRAP for Muslims, compares to Nazis,” transcription of video at The Right Scoop, tonight.

“There is a history of retaliation for perceived slights to Islam. Back in 1989, a fatwa, or death sentence, was issued for Salman Rushdie because his book Satanic Verses was considered offensive to Islam. In 2004, we all know this story, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered on the street by a killer who considered van Gogh’s work anti-Islamic. In 2005, when a Dutch newspaper published cartoons lampooning Muhammad, the artists and publishers were met with death threats.

I want your view because you’re so optimistic on this. What do you make of what happened today? Do you think it is an odd occurrence? Or is this the start of something that we’re going to have to live with for decades? Where people -- this whole thing being disaffected. Tough luck you’re disaffected. You’re living in France. The country is called France. It’s French. Liberty, equality, fraternity. Get with it. If you don’t like living there, move! This idea that somehow France has to adjust to your thinking about what constitutes blasphemy is outrageous.”

—Chris Matthews: This Idea That France Has To Adjust To Your Thinking Is Outrageous”, Real Clear Politics (with video), January 7, 2015.SCOLL 

The New York Times editors opined on the difference between “free speech” and “hate speech”, an editorial so stupid it prompted Professor Elizabeth Price Foley to respond:

Versus?  Ugh. The progressive stupidity about free speech is actually getting dangerous.  So-called “hate speech” -- which is defined by progressives as speech they deem “hateful” (i.e., which disagrees with their worldview) -- is fully protected by the First Amendment.  As the Supreme Court said in the Westboro Baptist Church case, Synder v. Phelps:

Such speech cannot be restricted simply because it is upsetting or arouses contempt. If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment , it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable. Indeed, “the point of all speech protection… is to shield just those choices of content that in someone’s eyes are misguided, or even hurtful.”

Exactly. But the NYT editorial is just the tip of the progressive iceberg to roll back free speech. That’s what totalitarians do.

Had you any doubt that Foley is right, remember the vigor with which these same journalists defend “Piss Christ” exhibits in publicly funded museums or reprint propagandist BDS and Israeli “apartheid” and “war crimes” tripe which contributes to growing anti-Semitism; who give great coverage to priestly sexual misdeeds and downplay the same thing in public schools; brush under the carpet news of schools having kids learn Moslem prayers while they attack any non-Moslem religious education in these same schools. Indeed, it is the same press that resurrected Al Sharpton after the Brawley fiasco and airbrushes out his incitement to pogrom  and murder in Crown Heights.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo ignorantly tweeted: “hate speech is excluded from protection”.

The Associated Press suggested Geller was wrong in not expressing regrets for the deaths of the jihadis who were trying to kill her.

Laura Ingraham contended Geller had gone too far and insulted Moslems. 

Greta Van Susteren scolded Geller for putting police lives in jeopardy. 

Bill O’Reilly seemed preposterously to be arguing that Jesus wouldn’t have sponsored the Mohammed cartoon contest (ignoring that Mohammed was not alive when Jesus lived) and just as ridiculously asserted that we  shouldn’t offend Moslems because we need their support to kill Moslem jihadis.

Even Facebook, which purports to be a vehicle for free speech briefly blocked the account of the winner of the Geller cartoon contest. Other conservative posters, notably including Thomas H. Lipscomb, had their accounts cancelled this week without reason and without appeal. Perhaps Facebook’s founder ought to pay more attention to what his staff is doing and why.

Much of the defaming of Geller originates from the George Soros funded quarter-billion dollar outfit called the Southern Poverty Law Center which is the phalanx of the progressive effort to detract from any person or organization which holds views contrary to theirs.

SPLC characterizes Pamela Geller as “anti-Muslim” in a screechy profile covering her long writing career. Ready to Get Informed? 

Pamela Geller is the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead. She’s relentlessly shrill and coarse in her broad-brush denunciations of Islam and makes preposterous claims, such as that President Obama is the “love child” of Malcolm X. She makes no pretense of being learned in Islamic studies, leaving the argumentative heavy lifting to her Stop Islamization of America partner Robert Spencer. Geller has mingled comfortably with European racists and fascists, spoken favorably of South African racists, defended Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic and denied the existence of Serbian concentration camps. She has taken a strong pro-Israel stance to the point of being sharply critical of Jewish liberals.

[…]

Geller uses her website to publish her most revolting insults of Muslims: She posted (and later removed) a video implying that Muslims practiced bestiality with goats and a cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammad with a pig’s face (observant Muslims do not eat pork).

Media outlets dutifully took notes and called Geller “anti-Islam” after she and attendees escaped death at the hands of Muslim jihadis. Geller is just as bad as madmen who tried to kill her, you see.

Reuters, the New York Daily NewsSlateVoxRaw Story, NPR, and the Washington Post all hopped onboard the SPLC smear-Geller train.

At first, I was furious at the easy way the journalists left and right were willing to undercut what the Founding Fathers so brilliantly conceived in the Constitution. Then it occurred to me, if we can disappear from all our online reading any reference to the Kardashians, why couldn’t we do the same for those publications, news outlets and pundits who participated? Let’s call this DUPEBlock." -- Clarice Feldman

Correction made: Metropolitan Museum, not Metropolitan Opera openeing gala referenced.


Clarice Feldman  AmericanThinker.com May 10, 2015

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    Ronald Reagan

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    American Patriot

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Unknown

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

  • 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    James Madison

  • “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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Socrates

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

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

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

  • 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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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)

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Tacitus

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • "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

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    James Madison

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Sam Adams

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    WAG

  • "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"

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

  • “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

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

    Harry Truman

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Moliere

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Syrus

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

    James Madison

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • 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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    GR

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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 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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • “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”

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Confucious

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

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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.

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anonymous

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

    James Madison

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    WAG

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

  • “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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    C. A. Beard

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "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)

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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


    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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 )

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Voltaire

  • “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

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    George Orwell

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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 reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    John Wayne

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    David Letterman

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Plato

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • 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.

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

    Robert Brault

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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 am proud of my country, yet ashamed of my government”

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

    American Patriot

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    WAG

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Doug Larson

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • “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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "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.

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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?”

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    St. Augustine

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

    WAG

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Barbara Bush

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The 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)

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    American Citizen

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    William Pitt

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George W. Bush

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “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

  • "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)

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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Luck

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

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

    WAG

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    John Adams

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

  • “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

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

    Plato

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • "I 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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Maya Angelou

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    WAG

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    David Stockman

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    John Kerry

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Bovard

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    WAG

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    WAG

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Berkeley

  • "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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Anonymous

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Plato

  • "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"

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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