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If We Had An Honest Media…
Posted By: Letters on October 26, 2015 07:34 AM in MEDIA
Derek Hunter  TownHall.com Published on October 25, 2015


"Did you watch Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi? If you did you should get a colonoscopy soon, because in those 11 hours you had enough smoke blown up there to give colon cancer to everyone in the country.

If we had an honest media, the headlines Friday would have been about how the former secretary of state and current Democratic Party front-runner for president was caught lying to the American public about the cause of the Benghazi attack. Headlines would scream of how Hillary Clinton said one thing in private – to her daughter, the leaders of Libya and Egypt – and the exact opposite to the American people.

There was a time when knowingly and willfully telling someone the reverse of what is true was called a lie. Now it’s considered a creative interpretation. Hillary knew while the attack was ongoing, and told her daughter Chelsea in an email, that the terrorist attack on the US compound in Benghazi was “by an Al Queda-like (sic) group.” Does Chelsea have special security clearance allowing her to receive real-time briefings on ongoing terrorist attacks on Americans? Are security clearances transmitted via DNA? Of course not.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to lie to her own child. Everyone else? Sure, why not? Everyone else is disposable the moment they outlive their usefulness.

Even those who are still useful, still trying desperately to remain in the good graces of our would-be queen, tread so lightly as to be ready for humiliation at her whim.

Lanny Davis is a nice man. I know and like him. So it is with no great pleasure I write this. But his email to Hillary, a woman he’s known longer than I’ve been alive, assumes they are friends. But that relationship is not something I recognize as friendship, and I hope you don’t either.

In 2010, Lanny begged his decades-long friend, a woman for whom he’s thrown himself on countless grenades, for the simple favor of a few minutes of her time to say nice things to a reporter writing a Davis profile. In a long, embarrassing email, Davis asks for “a personal favor” from his “dear friend Hillary.”

I can’t bring myself to quote it, so take a moment and read it for yourself. Just know, after decades of loyalty and a willingness to publicly humiliate himself to protect her and her family, Hillary did not comply with Lanny’s basic favor.

That’s who Hillary Clinton is as a person.

If we had an honest media you would know all of this. More to the point, if we had an honest media you would have forgotten who Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the first place. There is no reason to remember the wife of an obscure southern governor who didn’t win a state in his failed 1992 bid for the Democratic nomination. If we had an honest media, that is.

As it stands, she sits frighteningly close to the Oval Office, smug in the knowledge her stenographers at every major news outlet have no interest in exposing her failures as secretary of state or as a person.

How, during an 8-hour attack, does she speak with the president only once and not speak with the secretary of defense or the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at all, yet claim there was nothing the military could have done? I can be in London in six hours, yet in the first hour of the attack can she determine not a single military asset would get to Benghazi in time in a region marinating in our military assets? She can say these things only because she knows they won’t be fact-checked.

I don’t think she acted out of malice. I think she was following orders. Those orders would have come from President Obama. The complete lack of immediate action tells me they were both overwhelmed. Two novices at the levers of power in times of high stress didn’t perform well. No surprise there.

There was a lot that was learned from Thursday’s hearing, and you’d know a lot more about it if we had an honest media. As it stands, “journalists” were on the exact same page as the Democrats on the committee – step over the bodies of four dead Americans and protect Hillary. Agenda Über Alles.

When you read the email plea from Lanny Davis and the “reporting” on the hearing by any major news outlet, you’d be hard-pressed to tell them apart, not in substance but in tone. It’s sad, pathetic…and not surprising in the least.

PS: Just when you’d thought they’d hit bottom, these same media press release reprinters found a new way to spin for Hillary. When both Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee dropped out of the race, the story was framed as a victory for Hillary. Two men with a collective ZERO in the polls whom the media had all but completely ignored suddenly became worthy of attention because the story could be reflected onto her." -- Derek Hunter


Derek Hunter  TownHall.com October 25, 2015

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    Ian Fleming

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Wayne

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

    Lord Byron

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    James Bovard

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

    Sophia Loren

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

  • 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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    James Madison

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Robert Novak

  • 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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Liberal Logic

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

  • 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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Plato

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Paul Jacob

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

  • “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

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

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

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

    Moliere

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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"

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

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Eliot

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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"

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    GR

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    WAG

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    WAG

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Confucius

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

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

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Willis Player

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

    Mark Twain

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Joseph Addison

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

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

    Luck

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

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

    James Madison

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Lao-tzu

  • 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

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    St. Augustine

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • “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

  • “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”

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


    WAG

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

    David Stockman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • 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.

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Anne Coleman

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mike Adams

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

  • "I 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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    George Washington

  • “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”

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

    American Patriot

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Danny Schecter

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    John Kerry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    James Madison

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

    Government Motto

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Galileo

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    George Washington

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

  • “It is 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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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)

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    David Letterman

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    George Orwell

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aristotle

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

    William Faulkner

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

  • “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”

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • “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)

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Unknown

  • "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)

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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)

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Doug Powers

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Doug Christie

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    James Madison

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

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

  • "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

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Steven Wright

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

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

    George Orwell

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

    WAG

  • “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?”

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 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

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

    Confucious

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charlotte

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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."

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    WAG

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Robert Brault

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Rod Serling

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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