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Ten Basic Forms Of Fake News Used By Major Media
Posted By: Letters on January 5, 2017 08:33 AM in MEDIA
Jon Rappoport  NoMoreFakeNews.com Published on January 5, 2017


"The basic purpose of these ten forms is the presentation of a false picture of reality.

You could find more forms, or divide these ten into sub-categories.

The ten basic forms are:

1) Direct lying about matters of fact.

2) Leaving out vital information.

3) Limited hangout. (This is an admission of a crime or a mistake, which only partially reveals the whole truth. The idea is that by admitting a fraction of what really happened and burying the biggest revelations, people will be satisfied and go away, and the story will never be covered again.)

4) Shutting down the truth after publishing it—includes failing to follow up and investigate a story more deeply.

5) Not connecting dots between important pieces of data.

6) Censoring the truth, wherever it is found (or calling it “fake news”).

7) Using biased “experts” to present slanted or false “facts.”

8) Repeating a false story many times—this includes the echo-chamber effect, in which a number of outlets “bounce” the false story among themselves.

9) Claiming a reasonable and true consensus exists, when it doesn’t, when there are many important dissenters, who are shut out from offering their analysis.

10) Employing a panoply of effects (reputation of the media outlet, voice quality of the anchor, acting skills, dry mechanical language, studio lighting, overlay of electronic transmissions, etc.) to create an impression of elevated authority which is beyond challenge.

These are all traditional forms and methods.

Here’s an example of a big story that deployed all ten forms of fake news: the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009.

In the spring of 2009, the World Health Organization (elevated authority beyond challenge) announced that Swine Flu was a level-6 pandemic—its highest category of “danger.” In fact, there were only 20 confirmed cases at the time (direct lying about “danger”). And W.H.O. quietly changed the definition of “level-6” so widespread death and damage were no longer required (another aspect of direct lying).

The story was, of course, picked up by major media outlets all over the world (echo chamber effect, fake consensus, never connected dots re W.H.O. lies), and quite soon, Swine Flu case numbers rose into the thousands (direct lying, as we’ll soon see).

Medical experts were brought in to bolster the claims of danger (biased experts; important dissenters never given space to comment).

In the early fall of 2009, Sharyl Attkisson, then a star investigative reporter for CBS News, published a story on the CBS News website. She indicated that the CDC had secretly stopped counting the number of Swine

Flu cases in America. No other major news outlet reported this fact (omitting vital information).

Attkisson discovered the reason the CDC had stopped counting: the overwhelming number of blood samples taken from the most likely Swine Flu patients were coming back from labs with: no trace of Swine Flu or any other kind of flu. Therefore, a gigantic hoax was revealed. The pandemic was a dud, a fake.

Despite Attkisson’s efforts, CBS never followed up on her story (shutting down the truth after exposing it). Never probed the lying by the CDC (failure to connect dots). In a sense, CBS turned Attkisson’s story into a limited hangout—a further investigation would have uncovered acres of criminal behavior by both the CDC and the World Health Organization, to say nothing of the governments and media outlets that supported these lying agencies. The mainstream press essentially censored Attkisson’s revelations.

Then, about three weeks after CBS published Attkisson’s story, WebMD published a piece in which the CDC claimed that its own (lying) estimate of 10,000 or so cases of Swine Flu in the US was a gross understatement. Truly, there were 22 MILLION cases of Swine Flu in the US (doubling-down on lying).

And that was that.

Which leads to an 11th form of fake news: if one lie doesn’t quite fly, tell a much bigger lie.

And these mainstream sources are currently shouting and bloviating about independent media spreading fake news. I guess you could call that number 12: accusing their opponents of committing the crimes they are, in fact, committing." -- Jon Rappoport


Jon Rappoport  NoMoreFakeNews.com January 5, 2017

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • “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)

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    George Washington

  • "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 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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Anne Coleman

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    American Patriot

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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)

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

    John Wayne

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

  • “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?”

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    David Stockman

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

    William Pitt

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Jay Leno

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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 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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • “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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Galileo

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Dick Cheney

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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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)

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Anatole France

  • "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

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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    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

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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)

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

    James Madison

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "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

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    George Mason

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

    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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    Plato

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • 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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

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

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

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

    Confucious

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

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    WAG

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

    George Sutherland

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    GR

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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)

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

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Willis Player

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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"

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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 )

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Anonymous

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Aristotle

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

  • 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.”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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


    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

  • "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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The 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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Government Motto

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Logic

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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.

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

    Aristotle

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Barbara Bush

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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."

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    American Citizen

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "If 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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

  • 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

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

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

    Charley Reese

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “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

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    Rod Serling

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

  • “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

  • "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)

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    James Madison

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

    George Washington

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • “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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    WAG

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • “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

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

  • "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)

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Luck

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    David Letterman

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “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)

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

    Will Rogers

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