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THE FALSE ECONOMIC RECOVERY NARRATIVE WILL DIE IN 2017
Posted By: DAD on January 11, 2017 07:17 AM in MEDIA
Brandon Smith  The Daily Sheeple Published on January 6, 2017


Yes, the narrative of the “new normal” has been around for so long now that many people have simply grown used to it. The assumption is that the fiscal “new normal” has become the fiscal “normal,” and though the fundamentals continue to strain under the weight of poor global demand and historic debt levitated by extraneous fiat stimulus, the masses feel far less fear than is warranted. Hey, why should they? We’ve managed around eight years skating on thin ice, why shouldn’t we expect eight more years of the same?

The banking elites have done the job they set out to do, which was to drive the economy to the very edge of the financial cliff, and then keep it suspended there until the general public became comfortable living next door to the abyss.

Why do this? Well, the greater dynamic at play here is something the average person will not understand or refuses to examine — economics today is about mass psychology. The economy is a tool, or a weapon, by which international financiers can influence the public mind and the emotions of the mob. In order to grasp the mechanics of economics it is not enough to deal in statistics and trade principles; one must also grasp human behavior and how it is manipulated. One must acknowledge that in economics we witness the transmutation of societies by word and by force, by chaos and by order. Economics is alchemy.

The globalists (in their twisted view) seek to change lead into gold, and just as in alchemy, these elements are a metaphor for psychological evolution. For the globalists, social engineering is a form of witchcraft; they see it as creation, or a grand form of architecture.

But it is not creation. The globalists are incapable of such art because true art requires wisdom and empathy. All they know is how to deconstruct existing systems generated by nature and free men and rearrange the shattered pieces into something more oppressive and ultimately less interesting than what existed before. Give the internationalists a Mona Lisa and they will shred it, reconstitute it and regurgitate a paint by numbers coloring book.

The globalists only know how to turn gold into lead.

If you do not understand the reality of globalist influence in markets and the nature of economics as a weapon; if you actually believe that the economy operates purely on some kind of free-roaming free market principles, then you will never be able to wrap your head around the otherwise absurd behavior of our financial structure.

The psychology of fiscal “recovery” is a vital tool for change and for developing false dichotomies. For example, I recently came across this article from the pervasive propaganda hub of Bloomberg. In it, Bloomberg outlines a story we are by now very used to hearing from the mainstream — that the presidential era of Barack Obama has left the economy of the U.S. in particular in “far better shape” as he leaves office than when he entered office.

Now, anyone who has been reading my analysis for at least the past six months (if not the past ten years) knows exactly what I think about the current state of the economy and what is likely to happen in the near future. For those new to my position, here is a very quick summary along with linked evidence supporting my claims:

From the 1990s leading into the year 2007, the Federal Reserve engineered a massive debt and derivatives bubble through the use of artificially low interest rates in the housing market. Alan Greenspan, the presiding Fed chairman at the time, openly admitted in interviews that the central bank KNEW an irrational bubble had formed, but claims they assumed the negative factors would “wash out.” This is a constant meme set forward by the Fed — that they were essentially too stupid to foresee a collapse of the bubble they knew they had created. They prefer that the public believes that the Fed was “incompetent” rather than deliberately destructive.

The low rates fueled a machine of mortgage backed securities and derivatives based on trillions of dollars in loans to people that had no ability or no intention of ever paying them back. The Fed had aid in this program from the ratings agencies, which labeled obviously toxic debt as AAA for years, and the SEC, which refused to investigate any legitimate claims of asset manipulation and ill intent. This corrupt behavior on the part of the SEC was showcased in the testimony of SEC whistle blower Gary J. Aguirre, who warned of dangerous debt pools and manipulation within the banking industry in 2006 before the derivatives collapse and also warned that the SEC interfered with any investigation attempts into the problem.

This led to the well known “Great Recession” triggered in 2007/2008. The Fed along with numerous other central banks around the world had conjured a crisis and then offered their own solution to that crisis. Namely, the solution of massive fiat stimulus programs purchasing toxic debt, treasury bonds, corporate stocks and anything else that wasn’t nailed down.

The “bailouts” and quantitative easing projects, however, were actually cover for a far larger program of untold trillions in overnight loans to corporations, domestic and foreign.  A never-ending river of dollars created out of thin air and pumped into companies for near zero interest. It was these free overnight loans that allowed international conglomerates to sidestep the monstrous black hole of derivatives debt they were circling and purchase their own stocks through stock buybacks, thus reducing the number of existing stocks on the exchanges and artificially boosting the price of the remaining stocks. This caused stock markets to skyrocket from near death to historic highs.

In the meantime, government bureaucracy has worked tirelessly to manipulate statistics to falsely reflect an overall recovery. The stock market is much easier to manipulate than the fundamentals, so, the fundamentals must be misrepresented.  While some numbers slip through the cracks and issues of true supply and demand continue, the vast majority of the populace has little clue that the collapse of 2008 never actually stopped, it was just shifted into a state of slow motion.

The Fed’s low interest rates, specifically on overnight loans, has allowed the economy to sputter along for eight years, and has greatly enriched the top .01% in the process. But now, their strategy is changing.

The problem is that stimulus has a shelf life, and while certain stats can be skewed and the stock market can be inflated for a time, eventually, consequences must be accepted in the real economy for attempting to defy gravity for so long.

The initial collapse was designed to foster an even greater event. Without the derivatives bubble, the central bankers never could have convinced the masses to accept the idea of a fiat stimulus bubble which would eventually put the dollar at risk, along with the overall U.S economy. Taking the brunt of the 2008 crash would have been painful, but not insurmountable. But with eight more years and tens of trillions in added debt along with increased geopolitical tensions and an equities bubble for the ages, the scale of the final stage of collapse will be truly unprecedented.

The purpose of this final event will be to generate so much chaos and desperation that the public will be compelled to search for extraordinary solutions. The globalists will be ready with those solutions, including those they have openly outlined decades in advance in publications like The Economist.

The end game? The formation of a single monetary and economic authority under the management of the International Monetary Fund, and the establishment of a single global currency using the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights as a “bridge” for locking national currencies into a harmonized exchange rate until they eventually become pointless, interchangeable and replaceable.

The problem is, the globalists cannot possibly initiate this end game in a vacuum, otherwise, they would take the blame for the inevitable collateral damage to people’s lives as their “great global reset” is undertaken. The globalists need a scapegoat.

Enter Donald Trump, the Brexit Referendum, and the rise of “populist” movements. For the entire first half of 2016, globalists were “warning” non-stop that a rise in populism (conservatives and sovereignty champions) would result in international financial catastrophe. It was as if they KNEW that the Brexit would succeed and that Donald Trump would win the election…

This has been my position for the past half year — that globalists were planning to allow conservative and sovereignty movements to take the reigns of power, that they would allow the passage of the Brexit and the rise of Trump, just before they pull the plug on the system’s life support. The Federal Reserve in particular has already launched the final phase by beginning a series of rate hikes which will remove the safety net of free and cheap overnight loans to companies, thereby sabotaging equities markets. I specifically warned about this over a year ago when most analysts were stating that negative rates and QE4 were “just around the corner.”

And this is where we are today. As noted above, Bloomberg writes an interesting bit of propaganda starting with a bit of truth. Here’s the beginning quote from their article:

Research suggests factors beyond the control of any U.S. president, not their actual policies, set the course of the economy. Yet with voters, President-Elect Donald Trump will secure much of the praise or blame when it comes to the impact of his agenda over the next four years.

The recovery narrative from 2008 to today was imperative to the globalist’s greater agenda. For a considerable portion of the public must be made to believe that under a socialist and decidedly globalist president (Barack Obama) the general trend in the economy was positive and that “things were getting better.” The rise of conservative movements today sets the stage for the final collapse and the IMF’s great reset, in which conservatives and sovereignty activists will be blamed, whether there is any evidence of culpability or not, for the crash that the globalists have spent the better part of two decades setting in motion.

After the dust has settled, the argument will be that the world was “on course” before the Brexit, before Trump and before populism. The argument will be that globalism was working and conservatives screwed it up with their selfish nationalist endeavors. After the final crash and perhaps numerous deaths from poverty and violence, the argument will be that the only conceivable solution must be a return to globalism in an extreme form; or total global centralization, so that such a tragedy will never happen again.

Bloomberg helps to set up the scenario, by claiming that Trump is “inheriting” a stable and improving economy compared to the economy that Barack Obama inherited:

While today’s economy is a mixed bag by historical standards, one thing is clear: Obama has left Trump a 2016 economy in a better state, by many measures, than when he was first elected president in 2008 in the middle of the worst downturn since the Great Depression.

Of course, Bloomberg fails to mention that the standards and statistics by which they measure economic “improvement” are entirely fraudulent.

For example, real GDP is at -2 percent, not +2 percent as Bloomberg claims, when one calculates for distortions such as government spending, which is counted towards GDP even though government does not actually produce anything. Government can only steal productivity from citizens and reassign that wealth elsewhere.

Bloomberg also cites a vastly improved unemployment rate. They once again refuse to bring up the fact that over 95 MILLION Americans are no longer counted as unemployed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics because they have been jobless for so long they do not qualify to be included on the rolls. This lie of reduced unemployment has been pervasive through the entirety of the Obama Administration.

Bloomberg then mentions a greatly improved housing market that Trump will enjoy when he takes office. They certainly do not include the fact that pending home sales are now plummeting and home ownership rates in the U.S. are so low you have to go back to 1965 to match them. They do not mention that the majority of the boost in home sales during Obama’s two terms was due to corporations like Blackstone buying up distressed mortgages and turning the homes into rentals. The housing market is NOT being supported by individuals and families seeking home ownership, but corporations snatching up real estate on the cheap and driving up prices. Wall Street is now America’s landlord.

And there you have it. The globalist setup continues with mainstream outlets telling Americans that the economy is in ascension as Trump and populists move into positions of power, when in truth the economy is as dire as it ever was if not worse off. To add to the theater, Donald Trump has ventured to take credit for the sharp rise in stocks and the impression of improving economic stats.  In one of his latest tweets just after Christmas, he had this to say:

The world was gloomy before I won – there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!

Now, if you know anything about the true fiscal situation, you would think this statement is a severely idiotic move by Trump. No incoming president with any sense would try to take credit for the largest equities bubble in history. But, take credit is essentially what he did.  That said, if you ALSO understand that the globalist narrative is engineered so that conservatives take the blame for the coming crash, AND if you believe that Trump is knowingly participating in this narrative (as I now do after he lied about “draining the swamp” and front loaded his cabinet with banking elites), then Trump’s statement makes perfect sense. Trump is playing the role of a future bumbling villain, the populist maniac who gets too big for his britches and brings disaster down on people’s heads.

The false recovery narrative will indeed die in 2017, and it will be because the globalists WANT it to die while nationalists are at the helm. This is perhaps the biggest con game in recent history; with conservatives as the fall guy and the rest of the public as the gullible mark. One can only hope that we can educate enough people on this scenario to make a difference before it is too late." -- Brandon Smith


Brandon Smith  The Daily Sheeple January 6, 2017

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

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

  • “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

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


    WAG

  • "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

  • “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 )

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

    WAG

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Robert Novak

  • “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

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Evan Sayet

  • “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)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Moliere

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

    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."

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • “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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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”

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    WAG

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

  • "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.

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

    George Washington

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

  • "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)

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mike Adams

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

    David Letterman

  • “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

  • 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.”

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    George Santayana

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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”

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    George Washington

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

    GR

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    James Madison

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Confucious

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "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."

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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"

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    George Washington

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Confucius

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Galileo

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “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)

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

  • "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 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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    James Madison

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • “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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Luck

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Adams

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Charlotte

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    John Wayne

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

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Kerry

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    George Orwell

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

    Aristotle

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    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

  • "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

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rick Perry

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    George Orwell

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    James Bovard

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • “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)

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • 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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “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

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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Jay Leno

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

    WAG

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Anatole France

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    William Pitt

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    Jack Miner

  • "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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    James Madison

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "A 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,"

    Pope John Paul II

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    George Washington

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

  • "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)

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    WAG

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    George Washington

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Tacitus

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

    Douglas Casey

  • “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)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • “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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Voltaire

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    John Wooden

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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”

  • "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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • “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?”

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Paul Proctor

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    George Mason

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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