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James W. Whitehead  The Daily Sheeple Published on February 11, 2016

"Not only has free speech become a four-letter word—profane, obscene, uncouth, not to be uttered in so-called public places—but in more and more cases, the government deems free speech to be downright dangerous and in some instances illegal.

The U.S. government has become particularly intolerant of speech that challenges the government’s power, reveals the government’s corruption, exposes the government’s lies, and encourages the citizenry to push back against the government’s many injustices.

Indeed, there is a long and growing list of the kinds of speech that the government considers dangerous enough to red flag and subject to censorship, surveillance, investigation and prosecution: hate speech, bullying speech, intolerant speech, conspiratorial speech, treasonous speech, threatening speech, incendiary speech, inflammatory speech, radical speech, anti-government speech, right-wing speech, extremist speech, etc.

Yet by allowing the government to whittle away at cherished First Amendment freedoms—which form the backbone of the Bill of Rights—we have evolved into a society that would not only be abhorrent to the founders of this country but would be hostile to the words theyused to birth this nation.

Don’t believe me?

Conduct your own experiment into the government’s tolerance of speech that challenges its authority, and see for yourself.

Stand on a street corner—or in a courtroom, at a city council meeting or on a university campus—and recite some of the rhetoric used by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Adams and Thomas Paine without referencing them as the authors.

For that matter, just try reciting the Declaration of Independence, which rejects tyranny, establishes Americans as sovereign beings, recognizes God as a Supreme power, portrays the government as evil, and provides a detailed laundry list of abuses that are as relevant today as they were 240 years ago.

My guess is that you won’t last long before you get thrown out, shut up, threatened with arrest or at the very least accused of being a radical, a troublemaker, a sovereign citizen, a conspiratorialist or an extremist.

Try suggesting, as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin did, that Americans should not only take up arms but be prepared to shed blood in order to protect their liberties, and you might find yourself placed on a terrorist watch list and vulnerable to being rounded up by government agents.

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms,” declared Jefferson. He also concluded that “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Observed Franklin: “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

Better yet, try suggesting as Thomas Paine, Marquis De Lafayette, John Adams and Patrick Henry did that Americans should, if necessary, defend themselves against the government if it violates their rights, and you will be labeled a domestic extremist.

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government,” insisted Paine. “When the government violates the people’s rights,” Lafayette warned, “insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.” Adams cautioned, “A settled plan to deprive the people of all the benefits, blessings and ends of the contract, to subvert the fundamentals of the constitution, to deprive them of all share in making and executing laws, will justify a revolution.” And who could forget Patrick Henry with his ultimatum: “Give me liberty or give me death!”

Then again, perhaps you don’t need to test the limits of free speech for yourself. One such test is playing out before our very eyes in Portland, Oregon, where radio “shock jock” Pete Santilli, a new media journalist who broadcasts his news reports over YouTube and streaming internet radio, is sitting in jail.

Santilli, notorious for his controversial topics, vocal outrage over government abuses, and inflammatory rhetoric, is not what anyone would consider an objective reporter. His radio show, aptly titled “Telling You the Truth…Whether You Like It or Not,” makes it clear that Santilli has a viewpoint (namely, that the government has overstepped its bounds), and he has no qualms about sharing it with his listeners.

It was that viewpoint that landed Santilli in jail.

In early January 2016, a group of armed activists, reportedly protesting the federal government’s management of federal lands and its prosecution of two local ranchers convicted of arson, stagedan act of civil disobedience by occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon. Santilli, who has covered such protests in the past, including the April 2014 standoff in Nevada between the Bundy ranching family and the federal government over grazing rights, reported on the occupation in Burns as an embedded journalist, albeit one who was sympathetic to the complaints (although not the tactics) of the occupiers.

When asked to clarify his role in relation to the occupation, Santilli declared, “My role is the same here that it was at the Bundy ranch. To talk about the constitutional implications of what is going on here. The Constitution cannot be negotiated.”

Well, it turns out that the Constitution can be negotiated, at least when the government gets involved.

Long a thorn in the side of the FBI, Santilli was arrested by the FBI following its ambush and arrest of key leaders of the movement. He was charged, along with the armed resistors, with conspiracy to impede federal officers from discharging their duties by use of force, intimidation, or threats—the same charge being levied against those who occupied the refuge—which carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

Notably, Santilli is the only journalist among those covering the occupation to be charged with conspiracy, despite the fact that he did not participate in the takeover of the refuge, nor did he ever spend a night on the grounds of the refuge, nor did he ever represent himself as anything but a journalist covering the occupation.

Of course, the government doesn’t actually believe that 50-year-old Santilli is an accomplice to any criminal activity.

Read between the lines and you’ll find that what the government is really accusing Santilli of is employing dangerous speech. As court documents indicate, the government is prosecuting Santilli solely as a reporter of information. In other words, they’re making an example of him, which is consistent with the government’s ongoing efforts to intimidate members of the media who portray the government in a less than favorable light.

This is not a new tactic.

During the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland,numerous journalists were arrested while covering the regions’ civil unrest and the conditions that spawned that unrest. These attempts to muzzle the press were clearly concerted, top-down efforts to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press.

As The Huffington Post reports:

The Obama administration’s treatment of reporters has caused controversy before. In 2009, the Department of Justice targeted a Fox News reporter in an investigation. Three years later, DOJ seized Associated Press reporters’ phone records. After that, former Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a review of the Justice Department’s news media policies. DOJ employees must consult with a unit within the Criminal Division before they arrest someone when there is a “question regarding whether an individual or entity is a ‘member of the news media,’” according to a January 2015 memo from Holder to DOJ employees.”

That the government is choosing to target Santilli for prosecution, despite the fact that they do not recognize new media journalists as members of the mainstream media, signals a broadening of the government’s efforts to suppress what it considers dangerous speech and stamp out negative coverage.

The message is clear: whether a journalist is acting alone or is affiliated with an established news source, the government has no qualms about subjecting them to harassment, arrest, jail time and trumped up charges if doing so will discourage others from openly opposing or exposing the government.

You see, the powers-that-be understand that if the government can control speech, it controls thought and, in turn, it can control the minds of the citizenry.

Where the government has gone wrong is in hinging its case against Santilli based solely on his incendiary rhetoric, which is protected by the First Amendment and which bears a striking resemblance to disgruntled patriots throughout American history.

Here’s what Santilli said: “What we need, most importantly, is one hundred thousand unarmed men and women to stand together. It is the most powerful weapon in our arsenal.”

Now compare that with the call to action from Joseph Warren, aleader of the Sons of Liberty and a principal figure within the American Revolution: “Stain not the glory of your worthy ancestors, but like them resolve never to part with your birthright; be wise in your deliberations, and determined in your exertions for the preservation of your liberties. Follow not the dictates of passion, but enlist yourselves under the sacred banner of reason; use every method in your power to secure your rights.”

Indeed, Santilli comes across as relatively docile compared to some of our nation’s more outspoken firebrands.

Santilli: “I’m not armed. I am armed with my mouth. I’m armed with my live stream. I’m armed with a coalition of like-minded individuals who sit at home and on YouTube watch this.”

Now compare that to what George Washington had to say: “Unhappy it is, though, to reflect that a brother’s sword has been sheathed in a brother’s breast and that the once-happy plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?”

And then there was Andrew Jackson, a hothead if ever there was one. He came of age in the early days of the republic, served as the seventh president of the United States, and was not opposed to shedding blood when necessary: “Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.”

This is how freedom rises or falls.

There have always been those willing to speak their minds despite the consequences. Where freedom hangs in the balance is when “we the people” are called on to stand with or against individuals who actually exercise their rights and, in the process, push the envelope far enough to get called out on the carpet for it.

Do we negotiate the Constitution, or do we embrace it, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us feel, no matter how hateful or ugly it gets, and no matter how much we may dislike its flag-bearers?

Comedian Lenny Bruce laid the groundwork for the George Carlins that would follow in his wake: foul-mouthed, insightful, irreverent, incredibly funny, and one of the First Amendment’s greatest champions who dared to “speak the unspeakable” about race, religion, sexuality and politics. As Village Voice writer Nat Hentoff attests, Bruce was “not only a paladin of free speech but also a still-penetrating, woundingly hilarious speaker of truth to the powerful and the complacent.”

Bruce died in 1966, but not before being convicted of alleged obscenity for challenging his audience’s covert prejudices by brandishing unmentionable words that, if uttered today, would not only get you ostracized but could get you arrested and charged with a hate crime. Hentoff, who testified in Bruce’s defense at his trial, recounts that Lenny used to say, “What I wanted people to dig is the lie. Certain words were suppressed to keep the lie going. But if youdo them, you should be able to say the words.”

Not much has changed in the 50 years since Bruce died. In fact, it’s gotten worse.

What we’re dealing with today is a government that wants to suppress dangerous words—words about its warring empire, words about its land grabs, words about its militarized police, words about its killing, its poisoning and its corruption—in order to keep its lies going.

As I document in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, what we are witnessing is a nation undergoing a nervous breakdown over this growing tension between our increasingly untenable reality and the lies being perpetrated by a government that has grown too power-hungry, egotistical, militaristic and disconnected from its revolutionary birthright.

The only therapy is the truth and nothing but the truth.

Otherwise, there will be no more First Amendment. There will be no more Bill of Rights. And there will be no more freedom in America as we have known it.

As the insightful and brash comedian George Carlin observed:

“Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government does not give a fuck about them! The government doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety. It simply does not give a fuck about you! It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible.” -- James W. Whitehead

James W. Whitehead  The Daily Sheeple February 11, 2016

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Adams

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Danny Schecter

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


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

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

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


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

    George Washington

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

    Knute Rockne

  • "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)

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


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

  • "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

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


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


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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    George Orwell

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

  • “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

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


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

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


  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

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


  • "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"


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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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


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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

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


  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Paul Jacob

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


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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Washington

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    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)

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    American Patriot

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


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

    John Adams

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "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."


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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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


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

    Doug Larson

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

    George Washington

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"


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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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

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


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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • “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

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


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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"


  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • 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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Sutherland

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Anatole France

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

  • "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

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    James Bovard

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

  • "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

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "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

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    William Pitt

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • “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)

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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


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


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

    Ronald Reagan

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


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

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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


  • "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"

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lord Byron

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


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

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

    American Citizen

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

  • “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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Bob Hope

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


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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    George Washington

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


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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    David Letterman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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


  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Reverend Ike

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    George Orwell

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

  • "It 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    David Boaz

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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


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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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


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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

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


  • “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”


  • "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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."


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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • 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.


  • "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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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


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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Paul Proctor

  • “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

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

    George Mason

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "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

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


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


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


  • “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)

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Karl Marx

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

    William Faulkner

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


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

    George Orwell

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Orwell

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Samuel Adams

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


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


  • "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.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Philip K. Dick

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


  • "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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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


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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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


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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Frost

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


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

  • “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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"


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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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


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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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


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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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


  • "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

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    General George Patton

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

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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


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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

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


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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

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

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

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

  • "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)

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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."


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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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."


  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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."


  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

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


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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

  • “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”

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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


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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • “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

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


  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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


  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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


  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • “It 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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


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

    James Madison

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

  • “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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Willis Player

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

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


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

    Cal Thomas

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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


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

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

    John Kerry

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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


  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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


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


  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "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

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Government Motto

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

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


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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Eliot

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


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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    James Madison

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


  • “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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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


  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    George Mason

  • “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

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


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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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


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

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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


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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Groucho Marx

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


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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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


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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"


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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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

  • "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)

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


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

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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.

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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


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

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Charles Dickens

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Tullius Cicero

  • "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

  • “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

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

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


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


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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

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

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


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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Alexander Pope

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

  • “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

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


  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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


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

    James Madison

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jay Leno

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

  • "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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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


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

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


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

    Thomas Edison

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