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FREE SPEECH SMACKDOWN
Posted By: Letters on February 27, 2017 01:01 PM in FIRST AMENDMENT
Lloyd Billingsley  FrontPageMag.com Published on February 27, 2017


"On Tuesday, February 21, California’s senate Democrats memorialized the late Tom Hayden, a former state senator, husband of Jane Fonda, and leading figure in the New Left. On Thursday, February 23, southern California Republican Janet Nguyen rose to speak, first in Vietnamese, then English.

“Today I recognize in memory the millions of Vietnamese and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees who died in seeking for freedom and democracy,” she said. “On Tuesday you had an opportunity to honor Sen. Tom Hayden. With all due respect, I would like to offer this historical perspective. . . ”

As the Sacramento Bee reported, at that point Sen. Ricardo Lara, Bell Gardens Democrat, cut off Nguyen, who continued to speak even after Democrats shut off her microphone. When she refused an order to take a seat, Lara had Nguyen “forcibly removed” by the Sergeant at Arms. The Democrats also shut down the feed to the California Channel, preventing viewers statewide from hearing Nguyen’s statement. Senate Republicans called it a violation of free speech, but it was more than that.

“He [Hayden] was one of the great visionaries. He was a guy with a lot of courage.” That was John Burton, a former senator and California Democratic Party Chairman, one of several prominent Democrats cited in Patrick McGreevey’s Los Angeles Times report on the February 21 Hayden memorial.

“He was a maverick. He was an independent thinker. He was an intellectual. He was a true progressive. He dedicated his life to the betterment of our state and our great country through the pursuit of peace, justice and equity.” That was the current senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, Los Angeles Democrat.

“He was a rabble-rouser,” said senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Santa Barbara Democrat. He was raising hell about this war.” That requires some explanation and the Democrats’ tribute bears little if any resemblance to the real Tom Hayden, especially in regard to Vietnam.

The conflict pitted the Communist North, backed by the Soviet Union, against the non-Communist South, backed by the United States. Many Americans opposed U.S. involvement in the conflict, for a variety of reasons.

Many questioned whether, based on American interests, the United States needed to be involved, and on that people of good faith could differ. The United States intervened on the basis of its post-World War II containment doctrine, shared by Republicans and Democrats. As John F. Kennedy put it, the USA would “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty,” then under assault from Communist imperialism.

Some questioned whether young Americans should be conscripted to fight, arguing for an all-volunteer military. Many others, such as Martin Luther King’s colleague Richard John Neuhaus, protested the way the USA conducted the conflict. As Neuhaus and other activists learned, some of those in the so-called anti-war movement were not against war in principle, just opposed to U.S. involvement in the conflict.

Beyond that, Tom Hayden wanted the National Liberation Front (NLF), backed by North Vietnam, to win. As the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chant had it “Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh, the NLF is gonna win.” The North Vietnamese Stalinists were so grateful, they used Tom Hayden in other creative ways.

The North deployed Soviet surface-to-air missiles and shot down American pilots, including Fred Cherry, an African-American who endured torture during his seven years as a prisoner of war. So did Lee Ellis, author of Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, in which he described American POWs kept in cages and punished with tortures such as the “pretzel.”  The POW’s legs were tied together and arms laced tightly behind his back until the elbows touched. Then the torturer would push the bound arms up and over the head. But the torture wasn’t all physical.

The captors piped in propaganda and, Ellis explains, “the afternoon broadcasts were especially disheartening because they featured Americans spouting words that could have been written for them in Moscow and Hanoi.” American Tom Hayden “was a regular speaker,” later joined by his wife “film star Jane Fonda.” For this pair, American POWs were war criminals and their reports of torture were lies.

In 1973, the United States pulled out of Vietnam but Tom Hayden did not oppose the war that continued. When the Soviet tanks of the North rolled into Saigon, Hayden cheered their victory, a fulfillment of the SDS chant. Then he turned his wrath on those fleeing the “re-education” camps of a Stalinist regime more repressive than its Soviet sponsors.

The Communist regime renamed Saigon Ho Chi Minh City, the birthplace of Janet Nguyen in 1976. Her family joined the fleeing “boat people,” but as she told George Skelton of the Los Angeles Times, “every time my parents attempted to escape, my father would be put in prison.” The regime jailed her mother after her father and brother fled to Thailand.

Janet, her mother and sister eventually made to Thailand. She made it to California at the age of 5 in 1981. In 2014 she became the first Vietnamese American state senator in U.S. history. On February 23, 2017, Janet Nguyen was speaking the truth from experience. So little mystery why the California Democrats had to smack her down.

Senator Nguyen’s only misstatement was “with all due respect” because Tom Hayden deserves not the slightest respect from anyone. He should be remembered as the Uncle Tom of totalitarianism, and the man who provided the soundtrack for Communist torture sessions of American POWs." -- Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation, and Bill of Writes: Dispatches from the Political Correctness Battlefield.


Lloyd Billingsley  FrontPageMag.com February 27, 2017

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander the Great

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

    Karl Marx

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

  • "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)

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    John Wayne

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    James Madison

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

    George Orwell

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    GR

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    David Stockman

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

    Government Motto

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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)

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

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

    George Washington

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

  • "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."

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Erma Bombeck

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

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

    George Orwell

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    American Citizen

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Plato

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Santayana

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    American Patriot

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

  • “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)

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Unknown

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • 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

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

    Samuel Johnson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    George Mason

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Willis Player

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

  • "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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Syrus

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

  • “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

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

    Voltaire (1764)

  • “The 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

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Unknown

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

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

    George Orwell

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    WAG

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Douglas Casey

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    Plato

  • "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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Tacitus

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rick Perry

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Luck

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Progressive apologist

  • “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

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

  • "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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "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

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

  • “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”

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Eliot

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Confucius

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Plato

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “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

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

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

    James Madison

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Kerry

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    WAG

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

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

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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."

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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)

  • "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"

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

    David Letterman

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

    Voltaire

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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 state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ernest Benn

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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.

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington