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Top 10 Major Media Cover-Ups Of 2013
Posted By: Letters on January 2, 2014 08:28 AM in MEDIA
WND.com Published on December 30, 2013


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"In an administration known for its dissembling, deciding which lies are its biggest is a challenge.

But as health care takes center stage in the run-up to the 2014 mid-term elections, the many lies that were used, with the aid of a compliant media, to convince the nation that the passage of Obamacare presented nothing to worry about top WND’s annual list of the 10 most “spiked” or underreported stories of the last year.

At the end of each year, many news organizations typically present their retrospective replays of what they consider to have been the top news stories of the previous 12 months. WND’s editors, however, long have considered it more newsworthy to publicize the most underreported or unreported news events of the year – to shine a spotlight on those issues that the establishment media successfully “spiked.”

WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah has sponsored “Operation Spike” every year since 1988, and since founding WND in May 1997, has continued the annual tradition.

Produced with the help of WND readers, here are the WND editors’ picks for the 10 most underreported or unreported stories of 2013:

1. The lies by Obama, Sebelius, Reid, Pelosi and others concerning Obamacare

Before President Obama’s so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was rammed through Congress and signed by the president March 12, 2010, 85 percent of Americans had health-care coverage. Further, an ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today survey found that 88 percent of the insured rated their coverage as excellent or good and 89 percent were satisfied with the quality of care they received.

Those facts belie the insistence of Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi that the health-insurance system was broken beyond repair and needed a complete overhaul orchestrated by the federal government, which, they contended, somehow could serve Americans better than the free enterprise system alone.

The Democrat leaders promised Americans that if they already had insurance, they had nothing to worry about.

They declared over and over again: “You can keep your doctor,” “You can keep your health-care insurance plan” and “The Affordable Care Act is about insuring more people and about affordable health care.”

Pelosi infamously said Congress needed to pass the bill “to see what’s in it.”

Americans certainly are finding out what’s in it as millions lose their insurance while only a fraction of the number needed to sustain the system have signed up.

By the end of November, only 137,204 people had “selected a marketplace plan.” By Sunday, the administration announced, 1.1 million had signed up, far short of the expectation of 3.3 million. But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services won’t say how many people have actually enrolled. To become enrolled, the insurer must receive the first month’s premium payment.

Some who have signed up for coverage on the notoriously failed website are receiving email notices informing them they shouldn’t assume they are covered unless they “have seen the Confirmation Letter from the Disbursing Office.”

A poll in December found that 58 percent of uninsured haven’t even looked at exchanges yet. Also, 59 percent of those without coverage think getting insurance would “hurt them financially.”

Those who have signed up might have insurance beginning Jan. 1, but analysts are warning that the plans are likely to give them access to fewer doctors and hospitals. So much so, they warn, that the system could begin to resemble Medicaid, the health care program for low-income Americans.

A panel of doctors testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that they are being dropped from patient provider networks because of Obamacare.

While much has been made about the Obamacare website’s inaccessibility, those who have been able to complete the process have become susceptible to ID theft because the site fails to meet the standards of the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Sebelius has refused to answer forthrightly about whether and how often she met with President Obama about Obamacare and the website prior to the rollout. HHS, meanwhile, is obstructing a congressional investigation by instructing contractors working on the website not to release documents to the investigators.

Among the many other problems: Most insurers aren’t advertising the Obamacare taxes that are added to premiums. Individual tax filers earning more than $200,000 and families earning more than $250,000 will pay a 0.9 percent Medicare surtax in addition to the existing 1.45 percent Medicare payroll tax. An extra 3.8 percent Medicare tax also is assessed on unearned income, such as investment dividends, rental income and capital gains.

In a rare, candid moment at Obama’s pre-Christmas press conference, the president summarized not only his health-care fiasco, but his entire administration, writes WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah.

“Since I’m in charge,” Obama said, “obviously, we screwed it up.”

2. The purging of top military leaders

An in-depth series of WND reports found that as many as 200 senior officers have been dismissed since Obama became president.

Several former high-ranking military officers have told WND they believe the firings, while often citing real offenses, are politically motivated.

Military analyst Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness told WND that officers have gotten the Obama administration’s message of political correctness – “and most have been virtually silent ever since.”

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely said Obama is “intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, a recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, told WND he believed Obama had fired a number of generals to mask his “serial scandals, all prefaced by lies – Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS.”

Brady said Obama needs to apply the same standards to his political appointees as he does to the military.

“Just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any worse, it does,” Brady said. “Never in history has an administration spawned another scandal to cover the current one.”

WND reported that three of the nine firings of generals and flag officers by Obama this year were linked to the controversy surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the CIA special mission in Benghazi, Libya.

In one case, U.S. Army Gen. Carter Ham, who commanded U.S. African Command when the consulate was attacked and four Americans were killed, was highly critical of the decision by the State Department not to send in reinforcements.

Obama has insisted there were no reinforcements available that night.

But Ham contends reinforcements could have been sent in time, and he said he never was given a stand-down order. However, others contend that he was given the order but defied it. He ultimately was relieved of his command and retired.

Another flag officer involved in the Benghazi matter – which remains under congressional investigation – was Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette, commander of the Carrier Strike Group.

After he contended that aircraft could have been sent to Libya in time to help the Americans under fire, he was removed from his post for alleged profanity and making “racially insensitive comments.”

Army Major Gen. Ralph Baker was the commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti, Africa. Baker contended that attack helicopters could have reached the consulate in time on the night of the attack.

Military personnel still on duty have told WND on condition of anonymity that the large number of senior military officials being relieved of duty under the Obama administration is part of the creation of a “compliant officer class.”

A veteran Army intelligence official told WND that in creating a compliant officer class, the Obama administration has made it harder to find “senior officers with a pair of balls in there (the military) now that would say no to anything.

“Maybe at the rank of major or below, and possibly there are some in SOF (Special Operations Forces), but to make colonel and higher is all politics,” he said.

Brady added that Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point that members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win.

“There is no doubt (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” Brady said.

In addition, colonels – who are lined up in rank to replace outgoing generals – are quietly taking their careers in other directions.

3. Concentration of executive power to bypass Congress

At a House Judiciary subcommittee meeting in December, liberal Georgetown law professor Jonathan Turley warned America that the concentration of executive branch powers is approaching a crisis under Obama.

“The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system,” Turley said. “He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid.”

Turley, who has said he voted for Obama, explained that the Founders’ system of checks and balances is “now being put to the test as many members remain silent in the face of open executive encroachment by the executive branch.”

Nicholas Rosenkranz, a constitutional law professor at Georgetown also affiliated with the libertarian Cato Institute, pointed to Obama’s suspension of the “employer mandate” in Obamacare via presidential decree. He also cited Obama’s enactment of the DREAM Act, which repeatedly had failed to pass Congress.

A third example was the IRS discrimination against and punishment of conservative political opponents.

Rosenkranz argued the Constitution does not allow the president to suspend the laws altogether.

“He cannot favor unenacted bills over duly enacted laws. And he cannot discriminate on the basis of politics in his execution of the laws,” he said.

“The president has crossed all three of these lines.”

Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute, noting he supported Obama’s social policies regarding women, minorities and homosexuals, nevertheless was critical of the president’s numerous unilateral actions.

One was Obama’s effort to retool Obamacare, which he said was, in effect, making law.

WND columnist Diana West noted that establishment media either yawned at the hearing, or, in the case of Dana Milbank in the Washington Post, misreported it as a meeting of impeachment-obsessed Republicans.

Cannon stated dramatically that if the government does not respect the restraints that the Constitution places on it, there is a constitutional solution.

“Abraham Lincoln talked about our right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it. That is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate,” he said. “If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws, then they will conclude that neither are they.”

Meanwhile, Obama’s hiring in December of former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta as a top adviser appeared to underscore Obama’s intent to increase executive powers.

Podesta, founder of the progressive Center for American Progress, specializes in the use of executive authority to bypass Congress.

The New York Times reported Podesta will help the White House on “matters related to the health care law, administration organization and executive actions,” with particular focus on so-called climate change issues, according to a person familiar with the plans.

In November 2010, Podesta co-authored a 48-page Center for American Progress paper titled “The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change.”

“The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy,” wrote Podesta in the paper’s introduction.

“These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country through executive orders, rulemaking, agency management, convening and creating public-private partnerships, commanding the armed forces … diplomacy.”

Podesta stressed: “The ability of President Obama to accomplish important change through these powers should not be underestimated.”

In a conference call to reporters after the release of the paper on executive authority, Podesta recalled that after Democrats lost control of Congress in 1994, President Clinton utilized his executive privileges to enact progressive change without the help of Congress.

Podesta’s paper details how Obama can push executive change on a host of issues.

4. Persecution of Christians around the world

A survey in 2010 concluded that at least 75 percent of religious persecution reported over the previous two years worldwide targeted Christians.

In the 20th century, atheistic states such as the Soviet Union, China and North Korea were among the most common perpetrators. Today, as communist countries fall by the wayside or ease their restrictions on religious believers, the greatest threat to Christians is in Muslim-majority countries.

On Christmas Day, Jihad bombers murdered 34 people as Christians left a church building in Baghdad while, worldwide, Muslims threatened and protested against Christmas celebrations.

Earlier this month, as WND reported, a Syrian city overrun by Muslim Brotherhood jihadists fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad was the scene of the execution of three Christian men who refused to convert to Islam.

“There’s a Christian cleansing going on over the entire Middle East. Unless we really connect the entire picture together, the full cleansing situation cannot be understood,” Joseph Hakim, president of International Christian Union, told WND.

Hakim said that the U.S. government is wrong to call the Christian victims of the Middle East conflicts simply “casualties.”

“They would never say people killed in violence in Arizona or in New York are casualties of war,” he said, “so why do they say Christians are simply casualties of war?”

Iranian-born pastor Saeed Abedini, a former Muslim who converted to Christianity in 2000 and became an American citizen, has become a casualty of Iran’s Islamic Republic, led by Muslim clerics who follow Islam’s dictate that “apostates” – those who abandon Islam – must be punished, ultimately by death..

Abedini was sentenced in January to eight years in prison, reportedly on charges of undermining national security. His advocates say his arrest was due to his conversion and missionary efforts.

He planted about 100 house churches in 30 Iranian cities with more than 2,000 members. When Mahmoud Ahmedinejad came to power in 2005, Iranian authorities cracked down on the movement and the Abedinis moved back to the U.S. In July 2012, he was arrested on a missionary trip to Iran.

Along with the Middle East and Asia, Africa has been the scene of a bloody encroachment by Islam from the north.

In November, about 70 Christians were murdered in Nigeria in attacks by Boko Haram, a group designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government has labeled a “Foreign Terrorist Organization.” Boko Haram means “Western education is forbidden.”

Nigerian Christian Adamu Habila testified before a congressional committee that he was shot in the face and left for dead by Boko Haram because he refused to renounce Jesus Christ and become a Muslim.

Ahead of Christmas, as WND reported, establishment media filed misleading and, in some cases, outright false reports about the state of Christianity and life in Bethlehem.

Ignoring the influence of Muslim intimidation, media suggested Israeli policies are responsible for the city’s economic downturn and that the Jewish state’s security measures have prompted the massive flight of Christians from Bethlehem.

Christian leaders and residents told WND they face an atmosphere of regular hostility. They said Palestinian armed groups stir tension by holding militant demonstrations and marches in the streets. They spokes of instances in which Christian shopkeepers’ stores were ransacked and Christian homes attacked.

Many reports blamed the “wall” that protects Israel from terrorist attacks.

Simple demographic facts disprove the contention entirely. Israel built the barrier 11 years ago. But Bethlehem’s Christian population started to drastically decline in 1995, the very year Arafat’s Palestinian Authority took over the holy Christian city in line with the U.S.-backed Oslo Accords.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., the controversy over “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s politically incorrect view of homosexuality has many American “waking up to the fact that homosexual rights are trumping religious rights,” said Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, who has battled “gay” marriage all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Robertson’s paraphrase of a passage in the biblical book of 1 Corinthians set off a firestorm in December that led to A&E’s decision to suspend him from the show. The backlash against Robertson’s statements escalated a couple of days later when a video was unearthed of a 2010 sermon in which he cited the Apostle Paul’s condemnation of homosexual behavior in the first chapter of Romans.

In September, a Christian who owned a bakery shop in Oregon was forced to shut down operations after refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

In a similar case, earlier this month, , a judge ordered a Colorado cake baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding.

A Washington state florist in April was sued by both the American Civil Liberties Union and the state attorney general for refusing to provide service to a “gay” couple planning their wedding.

The Ohio Supreme Court in November ruled a school district justifiably dismissed a science teacher on grounds of insubordination who kept a Bible on his desk and taught his religious beliefs in class.

5. The IRS targeting of conservative non-profits

Matt Drudge, creator of the highly influential Drudge Report, summarized the establishment media’s response this year to the IRS targeting of conservative and Christian organizations.

“Journos ‘scared sh**less’ to mention IRS scandal,” Drudge wrote in a Twitter message Dec. 30.

While leading IRS officials called to testify before Congress pleaded the Fifth Amendment, some have confirmed the charges of conservative groups who say their requests for tax-exempt status were delayed, limiting the effectiveness of nearly 500 activist organizations as Barack Obama and his liberal agenda rolled to victory in 2012.

One group was told, for example, it had to reveal the content of members’ prayers or make promises about what they would or would not say.

Numerous lawsuits allege the Obama administration violated the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act along with various rules and regulations.

The American Center for Law and Justice filed a case against the government in May on behalf of dozens of conservative organizations that claim they had their applications delayed or denied because of their beliefs.

ACLJ contends the evidence shows there was a “politically motivated attack on conservative organizations by the IRS – a secret and illegal targeting campaign – aimed at the organizations because of their political beliefs.”

Jay Sekulow, ACLJ chief counsel, said “the intimidation campaign conducted by the IRS is much more politically motivated and coordinated than previously thought.”

The lawsuit is believed to be the largest of its kind against the IRS, representing 41 different organizations that claim biased treatment.

WND reported earlier this month that the IRS remains on the attack, proposing new regulations that would silence the president’s critics.

6. True level of deception and untruthfulness in Obama administration

On the first full day of his presidency in 2008, Barack Obama declared: “Let me say it as simply as I can, transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”

Nearly five years later, polls find a majority of Americans don’t trust him.

One of his most recent untruths was uttered at his last press conference of the year.

Obama declared he and his party are attempting to pull off a “historic deficit reduction” campaign, claiming Democrats had reduced the deficit by 50 percent and that Republicans are trying to thwart their effort.

Noting the budget this year is an estimated $759 billion, that would mean the higher number was $1.5 trillion. But the highest deficit ever recorded in American history was $1.4 trillion under a Democrat-controlled Congress in 2009 that spent $800 billion in government “stimulus” money.

Previously, the largest deficit ever recorded in American history was $459 billion in 2008, which means that Obama nearly tripled the size of the deficit in his first year in office and now wants to take credit for bringing it down 50 percent.

He has presided over the five largest deficits in history.

Obama’s deceptions as a national figure began from his first appearance, at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, when he endeared many to his story of parents from two continents who “shared not only an improbable love” but “an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation.” But evidence reported first by WND now shows his parents never lived together.

Pushing his health-care plan, Obama said his mother spent “the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they’re saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don’t have to pay her treatment, there’s something fundamentally wrong about that.” But CIGNA never denied Obama’s mother coverage for her disease.

Jack Cashill’s book explains how the truth was exposed about the Trayvon case: “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman”

At a candidate forum at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in 2008, Obama stated he believed that “marriage is the union between a man and a woman.” He said that “as a Christian, it’s also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”

Despite evoking the unchanging Creator, he said in 2012 that he had “evolved” on the issue and now favored allowing homosexual couples to marry.

Obama stated regarding the ongoing “Fast and Furious” scandal that it was a “field-initiated program begun under the previous administration.”

But even ABC News headlined a story “President Obama falsely claims fast and furious program ‘begun under the previous administration.’”

He promised as a 2008 candidate that when his health plan was in Congress, the parties would not negotiate behind closed doors but would come together and have the proceeding broadcast on C-SPAN.”

“When the chips are down I have Israel’s back,” said at a press conference before signing away Israel’s security with the Iranian nuke deal.

In August 2012, Obama declared: “We have been very clear to the Assad regime” and “a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.” Two weeks later, Obama said, “First of all, I didn’t set a red line.”

In one of the many lies that likely helped him get reelected, Obama stated at the second debate with Mitt Romney in 2012: “The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden, and I told the American people and the world that we were going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror, and I also said we are going to hunt down those who committed this crime.”

Romney replied: “You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror? It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you are saying?”

At that point, CNN’s Candy Crowley infamously came to the rescue after Obama said off camera, “Get the transcript.”

Waving a piece of paper, Crowley said to Romney: “He did in fact, sir, call, so let me call it an act of terror.”

“Can you say that a little louder, Candy,” said Obama.

“He did call it an act of terror,” lied Crowley.

As Jack Cashill wrote: “So saying, she consummated the most egregious act of real-time media malpractice in recent memory and likely saved Obama’s presidency. In the age of Obama, that is how the media rolled.”

In a CNN panel after the debate, Crowley admitted that Romney was “right in the main.”

“Right after that I did turn around and say, but you’re totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that that there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate which there wasn’t,” Crowley said.

“He was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word,” she concluded.

Her instinct, she explained, forced her to correct Romney even though his “thrust” was correct.

7. Cover-up of the Benghazi attack and false testimony by Hillary Clinton

The key to understanding the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack is rooted in WND’s exclusive reporting that the U.S. mission in Benghazi and nearby CIA annex was an intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels in the Middle East, particularly those fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND said the aid included weapons shipments and was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Days after the Benghazi attack, WND broke the news that Ambassador Christopher Stevens played a central role in recruiting the jihadists.

There was no official acknowledgement of such activity until Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., stated in interview with Fox News in March that Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.

There was no official acknowledgement of such activity until Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., stated in interview with Fox News in March that Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists.

WND also was first to report the U.S. was training Syrian rebels in Jordan.

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she had no knowledge of the weapons transfers, but panel member Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he doubts she was telling the truth.

Paul cited a New York Times story stating Clinton “was the big cheerleader for arming Syria when there [were] two factions within the Obama administration arguing this.”

“She was the hardliner that wanted to get involved in the war in Syria, and yet in the hearing she says, oh, she never heard of this,” Paul said. “I find that hard to believe.”

Over the weekend, an extensive New York Times investigation into the Benghazi attack contradicted information from the U.S. government, Benghazi victims and numerous other previous news reports.

One of the main contentions of the Times piece is that “contrary to claims by some members of Congress,” the Benghazi attack “was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.”

The Times article seeks to link the Benghazi attack to protests planned outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. However, the Cairo protest on Sept. 11 was announced days in advance as part of a movement to free the so-called “blind sheik,” Omar Abdel-Rahman, held in the U.S. over the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Another main contention of the Times article on Benghazi is there was “no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault.”

However, the Times’ next statement in effect contradicts that claim. The Times said the attack “was led, instead, by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s extensive air power and logistics support during the uprising against Colonel Qaddafi.”

Scores of news media reports documented that the “fighters” included al-Qaida groups among their ranks. Many were widely quoted in news media reports as fighting under the al-Qaida banner.

The Times further claims Benghazi “was not infiltrated by Al Qaeda, but nonetheless contained grave local threats to American interests.”

The contention is contradicted by the U.S. government, as WND was first to report.

A Library of Congress report detailed that, one month before the attack, al-Qaida established a major base of operations in Libya in the aftermath of the U.S.-NATO campaign that deposed Muammar Gadhafi and his secular regime.

The report documented al-Qaida and affiliated organizations were establishing terrorist training camps and pushing Taliban-style Islamic law in Libya while the new, Western-backed Libyan government incorporated jihadists into its militias.

The document named Benghazi as a new central headquarters for al-Qaida activities.

CIA agents on the ground in Benghazi have testified to lawmakers they were loaded into vehicles and ready to aid the besieged U.S. special mission on Sept. 11, 2012, but were told by superiors to “wait,” a congressman privy to the testimony revealed.

Unreported is that the new accounts seemed to contradict claims made by the State Department’s Accountability Review Board, or ARB, which stated that the response team one mile away in the CIA annex was “not delayed by orders from superiors.”

8. The “Knockout Game” and other black attacks on whites

Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse.

Finally, after scores of reports by WND about the problem since the spring of 2012, Fox News launched a full-frontal assault in November on the shocking phenomenon its own analysts said is intentionally suppressed by national news media.

At least three of the top-rated cable network’s prime-time broadcasts focused on the issue, with the common conclusion that it’s a racist crime trend of black individuals pummeling white victims.

 “It’s savagery. It’s very difficult to watch those tapes,” former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg told Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

WND has featured the reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND has considered it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.

In the racially charged and sometimes deadly crime, one or more assailants, usually black, target a randomly selected white person and, for amusement, try to knock out the unsuspecting victim with a single punch.

Despite the documented violence caused by the Knockout Game, including six deaths nationwide since 2009, some on the left are downplaying the violence.

Numerous liberal commentators and news outlets have disparaged those who report factually on the Knockout Game. A Los Angeles Times columnist called the game a “faux trend.” A Slate writer claimed that those concerned about the Knockout Game have “concoct[ed] weird trends and games out of thin air.

Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”

The New York Times believes there is a question as to whether the Knockout Game is “a spreading menace or a myth.

However, Peter Vallone Jr., head of New York City’s Public Safety Committee with oversight over the police department, insists there’s no question.

“People who don’t believe that it exists in NYC right now remind me of people who used to say the Internet is just a fad,” he said.

9. The racial division created by the Obama administration.

Within hours of the February 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, the Obama administration helped shape the media narrative that turned American Latino George Zimmerman, who was acquitted by a jury in July, into a white man bent on killing innocent blacks out of racially inspired hatred.

Eric Holder’s Department of Justice was even caught aiding anti-Zimmerman activists with funds and personnel, which, along with the activism of the discredited Al Sharpton and others, helped force a trial after the evidence indicated Zimmerman was acting in self-defense.

Already known for accusing white Cambridge, Mass., police officers of “acting stupidly,” Obama jumped into the fray, declaring: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

Journalist and author Jack Cashill, who followed the Zimmerman case closely and wrote about it in his new book, “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” said that the case provides ammunition for Holder’s racial agenda and boosts support for an agenda targeting the Democratic Party base.

“What’s he doing, and I don’t think it’s coincidental that he said it on an election day when Virginia was still in play, is to rally the base. Saying we’re going to protect and the other guys won’t,” Cashill told WND.

Cashill said Holder has had an unusually high focus on racial issues since be became attorney general and has not even tried to hide his agenda from the American public.

“It’s been about race since he took over – one of the first things he did was that he killed the suit, which had already been won, against the [New] Black Panthers in Philadelphia who were involved in voter intimidation. That’s the amazing thing about it is that he is so transparent and that he has gotten away with so much, and no one calls him on it,” Cashill stated.

He believes that a large portion of the conservative media has not been willing to go after Holder on the issue for fear of being labeled a racist.

“Even the respectable conservative media is afraid of tackling the racial issue for the fear of being called racists themselves; it’s the great neutralizer in this debate,” Cashill commented.

According to Cashill, the victims of the agenda are people like Zimmerman who serve as unwitting scapegoats for the efforts of Holder and the Department of Justice.

“Yet, poor George Zimmerman – how much of a scapegoat can you make out of one individual?” Cashill wondered.

Just last month, Holder declared that his department has not given up on its investigation into Zimmerman.

Meanwhile, Obama ally Oprah Winfrey recently stated that white opposition to Obama was rooted in racism and that older whites “just have to die” for racism to diminish.

Cashill notes that Zimmerman’s acquittal settled nothing, with death threats amplifying, Holder continuing to hound him despite full clearance by the FBI more than a year prior and the media crying “Injustice!”

10. Advancement of the Cloward-Piven Strategy of Organized Crisis

Frances Fox Piven, co-architect of a strategy to overload the U.S. welfare system to precipitate a transformative economic crisis, was an early builder of the socialist-leaning New Party, which, according to reliable evidence, once had Barack Obama as a member.

Piven, together with her late husband, activist and fellow Columbia professor Richard Cloward, developed the Cloward-Piven strategy, which called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system.

The duo’s stated goal was to agitate a financial crisis that would collapse the U.S economy and replace it with a national system with “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.”

Conservatives believe this is Obama’s playbook, while liberals dismiss it as right-wing paranoia.

But the agenda of the Cloward-Piven strategy and Obama’s relationship with the corrupt community organizing group ACORN seems to provide the best explanation for many of Obama’s actions.

It even explains why his promotion of a national health-care strategy seems to have been designed to fail, writes WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah in a column.

Farah said most Americans “still can’t conceive of the notion that a president of the United States would actually want to promote policies that could never work in the conventional understanding of the word ‘work.’”

However, he continued, “if your ultimate goal is greater and greater state control of the population and the economy, which Obama’s ultimate goal surely is, then it all begins to make sense.”

The strategy also can be seen in Obama’s foreign policy, Farah said.

He noted the Washington elite, including the Republican elite, favor internationalism.

What’s the goal of international interventionism? It is to promote a global one-world order – or New World Order, as George H.W. Bush candidly explained a long time ago,” Farah wrote.

But something has changed recently, he said, pointing out Obama faced serious opposition domestically to attacking Syria at the behest of the Saudis and changed directions.

He also did a 180-degree turn on Iran. Now he’s talking to Iran, proposing a cutback on sanctions that has come as a major shock to the Saudis, which are now turning to Russia and others.

Why is Obama apparently turning away from Saudi Arabia after bowing and scraping to its leaders since he entered office?

“It’s because Obama doesn’t have what we would call a coherent foreign policy at all,” Farah said. “It’s simply about fostering crises that only international authorities can resolve.” -- WND.com


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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    William Pitt

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • “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?”

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    C. A. Beard

  • "It is 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

  • "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

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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.

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • "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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Plato

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    George Orwell

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Syrus

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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."

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    George Washington

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Mark Twain

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    WAG

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

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    George Washington

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Tacitus

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Willis Player

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    American Citizen

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

    David Letterman

  • “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

  • 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.”

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    WAG

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    John Kerry

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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

  • “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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    GR

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Robert Novak

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Cal Thomas

  • “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

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    George Washington

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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


    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Rod Serling

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Adams

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

    George Orwell

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    John Wooden

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

    George W. Bush

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Dean Acheson

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    John Adams

  • 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.

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Confucious

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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

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

    Sam Adams

  • "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

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

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

    American Patriot

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Washington

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    John Adams

  • "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"

  • "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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Lord Byron

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "The 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Plato

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Voltaire

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Confucius

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    James Madison

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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.

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    James Madison

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Eliot

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Luck

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    St. Augustine

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Unknown

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Charley Reese

  • "A 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Anatole France

  • "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)

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

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • 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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    David Stockman

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Aristotle

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Moliere

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Edison

  • “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)

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “It 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

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

    Howard Buffett

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    James Madison

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Charlotte

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

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