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Media Cling To Polling That's Far 'From Reality'
Posted By: Eagle1 on January 18, 2017 11:00 AM in MEDIA
Bob Unruh  WND.com Published on January 17, 2017


Experts who predicted 12-point win by Hillary now claim Trump 'approval' down to 40%

The legacy media is claiming that Donald Trump’s approval rating is down to 40 percent just ahead of his inauguration.

That would, the reports from ABC and others claim, make him “the most unpopular incoming president since at least Jimmy Carter.”

But critics point out that these are some of the same pollsters who predicted Hillary Clinton would soundly defeat Trump on Nov. 8.

And they contend the results come from a cesspool of manipulated numbers, with factors ranging from skewed population samples to outright intimidation and threats against anyone who expresses support for Trump.

The issue reared its head again Tuesday with a Drudge Report headline, “Bitter Media Play with Approval Polls,” that linked to a Zerohedge analysis that got right to the point.

It featured a note about the poll results and then a comment from President-elect Donald Trump.

“The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval ratings polls. They are rigged just like before,” Trump tweeted.

But Americans have watched polling for years, and many have respected them as indicators of the nation’s perspective.

Is there something different now?

Yes, according to Zerohedge.

First, there are the “oversamples.”

“In the month leading up to the election on November 8th, we repeatedly demonstrated how the mainstream media polls from the likes of ABC/Washington Post, CNN and Reuters repeatedly manipulated their poll samples to engineer their desired results, namely a large Hillary Clinton lead (see ‘New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook for Rigging Polls through ‘Oversamples” and ‘ABC/Wapo Effectively Admit to Poll Tampering as Hillary’s ‘Lead’ Shrinks To 2-Points’). In fact, just 16 days prior to the election, an ABC/Wapo poll showed a 12-point lead for Hillary, a result that obviously turned out to be embarrassingly wrong for the pollsters,” the analysis revealed.

“But, proving they still got it, ABC/Washington Post and CNN are out with a pair of polls on Trump’s favorability this morning that sport some of the most egregious ‘oversamples’ we’ve seen. The ABC/Wapo poll showed an 8-point sampling margin for Democrats with only 23 percent of the results taken from Republicans … while the CNN poll showed a similar 8-point advantage for Democrats with only 24 percent respondents identifying as Republicans.”

In layman’s terms, it’s this: If you have many more Democrats responding to a poll than Republicans, especially on political issues, it’s not a surprise that the results favor Democrats.

“Of course, as we’ve repeatedly pointed out, these sampling mixes couldn’t be further from reality,” ZeroHedge said, citing a party affiliation measure that shows Republicans and Democrats in the nation within a few points.

Politico was one of the outlets accepting the polling results on their face, stating that the results are “a major break from recent presidential transitions.”

“Past presidents-elect have been catapulted to the White House by a surge of popular opinion – even those elected under contentious and controversial circumstances.”

The report claimed, “It’s a huge contrast from just eight years ago, when pre-inauguration CNN/ORC and ABC News/Washington Post polls pegged Obama’s approval rating at 84 percent and 80 percent, respectively.”

The report said Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., of the Trump transition team pointed out the real problem.

“Listen, I think this has been a pretty combative relationship between Donald Trump and the press. And frankly, I think the press has been tougher on Donald Trump than most other president-elects. And as a president-elect, Donald Trump has been harder on the press,” he said. “What’s actually happening here is the public fight that Mr. Trump is having with CNN and other media groups is taking some skin off his poll numbers, and it’s gone down.”

There’s also the negative portrayal and intimidation of Trump supporters, some of whom have even been threatened with death.

A series of examples have come from the reporting of the entertainers who will appear at Trump’s inauguration.

Billboard reported Garth Brooks isn’t participating because of his schedule, which suddenly required extra concerts through the weekend because of high ticket demand. But some questioned whether that is the real reason.

Billboard also said Jennifer Holliday had looked forward to performing but then was attacked.

“It’s amazing because I’m not a person that gets a lot of attention or that seeks a lot of attention,” she said. “And I’ve spent all day yesterday and all last night reading all the terrible” messages.

TMZ stated bluntly that after Holliday “bailed,” it learned that her agent contacted the Inauguration Committee and said the reason was death threats.

TMZ quoted a representative for the performer: “It was all of those things. She wasn’t scared to perform. She didn’t want to put her family at risk based on the death threats, and she also didn’t want to offend the LGBT community, which was especially upset that a past ally would perform on a program with President-elect Donald Trump.”

The stunning claim that there are those who would threaten a popular star with death for just performing at an event associated with Donald Trump was repeated, too.

The London Daily Mail said opera star Andrea Bocelli dropped out of events because of “death threats.”

The trashing of Trump supporters was building steam even before Hillary Clinton called them the “deplorables.”

Eventually, even the left-leaning New York Times published an opinion piece by Michael Lerner, a progressive rabbi, headlined, “Stop shaming Trump supporters.”

“The left has buttressed [an ideology of shaming people] by blaming white people as a whole for slavery, genocide of the Native Americans and a host of other sins, as though whiteness itself was something about which people ought to be ashamed,” Lerner wrote. “The rage many white working-class people feel in response is rooted in the sense that once again, as has happened to them throughout their lives, they are being misunderstood.

“Democrats need to become as conscious and articulate about the suffering caused by classism as we are about other forms of suffering. We need to reach out to Trump voters in a spirit of empathy and contrition,” he wrote.

However, in the London Guardian, opinion writer Jessica Valenti endorsed the attacks on Trump supporters.

“Trump voters sure are sensitive lately. They’re upset that the cast of the hit play Hamilton made a statement to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence, and that the audience booed him. They’re displeased that their vote is costing them relationships with family and friends,” she wrote.

“Being socially ostracized for supporting Trump is not an infringement of your rights, it’s a reasonable response by those of us who are disgusted, anxious, and afraid. I was recently accused by a writer of ‘vote shaming’ – but there’s nothing wrong with being made to feel ashamed for doing something shameful.”

At the Peoples View blog, Spandan Chakrabarti wrote: “We have no reason to excuse a Trump voter. We have every reason to shame Trump supporters. It can work. It has worked.”

The writer cited a campaign of vicious attacks, both verbal and physical, on voters in California who eight years ago voted to define marriage in the state constitution as the union of one man and one woman.

Those attacks, the writer explained, contributed to changing the public opinion about homosexual “marriage.”

The author cited the case of a restaurant owner who lost the business because a manager and hostess donated $100 to the campaign supporting traditional marriage.

“Shaming is not about trying to change the minds of the most ardent supporters of a candidate or of a cause. Shaming is about making it clear that there will be consequences to one’s hate. Shaming is about shaking the confidence of those who weren’t sure of their votes to begin with and with whom arguments of justice resonate, even if it didn’t resonate enough in a given election,” the article explained.

Slate at one point said flatly, “There is no such thing as a good Trump voter,” and the Guardian’s Valenti said, “Trump supporters deserve to be vote-shamed.”

Just weeks before the election, Trump bashed the polling results.

Trump charged at the time, “They are phony polls put out by phony media,” because they are trying “to suppress the vote.”

“This way people don’t go out and vote.”

There also might have been evidence to support Trump’s contention that polls showing him badly trailing, or trailing at all, may be a mirage.

After all, that was when an ABC/Washington Post poll showed the Democratic Party presidential candidate had suddenly jumped to a double-digit lead.

Then, a Democratic email was leaked that seemingly showed how to manipulate poll results.

The report said virtually all major polls interview more Democrats than Republicans, even though in “the most recent national survey on voter allegiances, conducted by Gallup just after the 2014 midterm elections, more Americans actually side with the Republicans than the Democrats.”

The survey found 42 percent identified as or leaned toward the Republican Party, and 41 percent identified as Democrats or leaned Democratic.

There also was an email released by WikiLeaks, among the 17 batches of leaked emails from the files of Clinton campaign director John Podesta, that contained what looked like instructions on how to skew poll results by polling more Democrats than Republicans, or more left-leaning groups than right-leaning, to get the results Democrats desire.

Among Podesta’s emails was a chain containing one sent by a group called The Atlas Project to Democrat activist Tom Matzzie in 2008, outlining how to oversample polls.

The email from Matzzie sent on Jan. 10, 2008, reads:

“Hey, when can we meet? I also want to get your Atlas folks to recommend oversamples for our polling before we start in February. By market, regions, etc. I want to get this all compiled into one set of recommendations so we can maximize what we get out of our media polling.”

The ABC/Washington Post poll showing a 12-point Clinton lead sampled 9 percent more Democrats than Republicans." -- Bob Unruh


Bob Unruh  WND.com January 17, 2017

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Charles Dickens

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

  • “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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    C. A. Beard

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Confucius

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Voltaire

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    WAG

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    James Madison

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

    Samuel Johnson

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    American Patriot

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Charlotte

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Novak

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

    St. Augustine

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "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

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    David Letterman

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

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

    Galileo

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

  • "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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

  • “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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    George Santayana

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Moliere

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

  • "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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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"

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Reverend Ike

  • “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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • “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 )

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    George Washington

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    James Bovard

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Sutherland

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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”

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Bob Hope

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

    John Wooden

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

    Will Rogers

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Anatole France

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Ann Landers

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • 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.”

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    WAG

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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."

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Robert Frost

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Alfred Adler

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

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    John Kerry

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

  • “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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Mike Adams

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

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Ayn Rand

  • 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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Government Motto

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

    WAG

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Mason

  • "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)

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Unknown

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    WAG

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Voltaire

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Larry Elder

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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


    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

  • “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

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

  • “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?”

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "It 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."

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

  • "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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucious

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Mark Twain

  • “It’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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Socrates

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

    Plato

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

  • "If 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

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Syrus

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Rick Perry

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

    GR

  • “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)

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

  • "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)

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG