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“VERY FAKE NEWS”? YOU BET
Posted By: Caxy on February 21, 2017 08:48 AM in MEDIA
Bruce Bawer  FrontPageMag.com Published on February 20, 2017


Trump's indictment is still an understatement

"I moved to Europe in 1998, and it was just about that time that the New York Times went online in a serious way. I still remember sitting at an Amsterdam café one day at happy hour and having an American tourist say to me, with obvious wonder: “Did you know that you can read the New York Times online every day? The whole paper? For free?” For years thereafter, nytimes.com was the first site I went to every morning. It was, after all, the “newspaper of record.” And at the time, I was a regular contributor to it. In those days, hardly a month went by without my byline appearing in one section of the paper or another – the book review, the travel section, the op-ed page, Leisure & Arts, Week in Review. Even after I published my book on Islam, While Europe Slept, in 2006, and the phone calls and e-mails from the dozen or so Times editors I worked with mysteriously stopped coming all at once, I continued to peruse the Gray Lady while sipping my morning coffee.

Even as it became clearer and clearer that the powers that be at the Times had committed the paper to a see-no-evil position on Islam, I kept reading it, although it became increasingly maddening to do so. After a certain point I started trying to break free – but it was tough, like trying to kick heroin. A few weeks ago, unable to bear the daily onslaught of anti-Trump propaganda, I finally managed it: I stopped reading the New York Times. Hold the applause: I'm pretty sure that at some point I'll fall off the wagon. 

But for the moment it feels good. What makes it feel even better is that I've also been entirely CNN-free for several months now. Well, almost entirely. I've slipped up a couple of times. The other evening, having read and heard about the wall-to-wall Trump-hate now on display at CNN, I felt obliged to check it out. Sure enough, when I put on Don Lemon's show in medias res, he and a panel of “experts” were discussing Trump's latest actions and statements. Uniformly, their reactions to everything were a combination of fake outrage and chuckling condescension. In short, nothing had changed since the campaign. None of them had learned anything. None of them was thinking seriously about anything. They were all still in the same reflexive mode. Who would want to watch any of this, except to see a reflection of his or her own lockstep hatred?

I was about to turn off the TV when Lemon's show cut to a commercial break. I know CNN in the U.S. runs actual ads – at least it did the last time I was there – but on CNN Europe those breaks are filled almost entirely with promos for CNN's own programming. When I shook off the CNN habit a few months ago, I had almost all of these promos memorized, like the TV commercial jingles of my childhood. The promo that came on the other evening was a new one for me, however. It was for Becky Anderson's show Connect the World. If Don Lemon's show was an anti-Trump hatefest, Anderson's promo was a loving celebration. A celebration of what? Two words: Abu Dhabi. Against the backdrop of a soaring musical score, Becky gave us an excited, affectionate overview of the emirate.

“What do you see?” she asked in voice-over as the camera showed us an upscale, high-windowed eatery where women – some in hijab, some not – were chatting over coffee. “Where most people see a café,” pronounced Becky, “I see tomorrow's leaders.” The lens trained in on a load of cardboard UNHCR boxes on a forklift: “Where most people see a warehouse, I see hope.” Cut to a cluster of skyscrapers going up: “Where most people see construction, I see an architectural feat.” A dockyard full of shipping containers: “Where most people see the ocean, I see opportunity.” An airport concourse: “And an airport? I see an international hub.” Finally, the sum-up: “This is our world. See it from a different perspective. News, art, and culture. Connecting your world. From my home, here in Abu Dhabi.”

In a way, this wasn't surprising. For one thing, the acclaim for Abu Dhabi was nothing new: the ads that CNN Europe does carry are almost entirely for Middle Eastern airlines, tourism bureaus, investment, and trade, so that one gets the overall impression that just as the Times is being kept afloat by Carlos Slim, CNN is making a great deal of its money from the governments of places like Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE. For another thing, CNN's approach to promoting itself has long been to push its newsreaders on us relentlessly in an effort to make stars out of them. But Becky Anderson's promo – here's another one, by the way – went even further than I was accustomed to. After all, this wasn't a paid ad; it was CNN itself, presenting its viewers with a thoroughly glowing portrait of Abu Dhabi, where apostasy and homosexuality are punishable by death, where women cannot marry without parental permission, where Muslim women cannot marry non-Muslim men, where journalists (real journalists, the kind who, unlike Becky Anderson, actually dare to probe these kinds of systematic human-rights abuses) are shut down pronto, where free speech in general is severely restricted, and where human trafficking and sexual exploitation are thriving sectors of the economy.

If CNN reported properly on any of this, of course, Becky Anderson would be picked up by a few uniformed thugs and escorted to that beautiful airport and thrown onto the first plane out of the country. (And she'd be one of the lucky ones: less high-profile journos, activists, and critics are dragged off to prison and subjected to the most terrible kinds of torture.) But the emirs know they need not worry. Just as the Times is too busy demonizing Trump to publish an investigative report on the sources of Carlos Slim's wealth, CNN is too preoccupied with its war on the President to look behind the glittering surfaces of the UAE.

This, as they say, is CNN. If you're not watching it, you're not missing anything. Well, at least you're not mentioning anything that deserves to be called journalism. Very fake news? That's an understatement." -- Bruce Bawer


Bruce Bawer  FrontPageMag.com February 20, 2017

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    John Adams

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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?”

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Danny Schecter

  • "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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Steyn

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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)

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

    Doug Powers

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Webster

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    William Pitt

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Demosthenes

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    David Stockman

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Aristotle

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

    George Orwell

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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)

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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."

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Douglas Casey

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Josef Stalin

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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"

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    GR

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Anonymous

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Sam Adams

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    George W. Bush

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • 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.

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

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

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

    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)

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Dick Cheney

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    William Pitt

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Wooden

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

    William Faulkner

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

  • “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)

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

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

  • 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.”

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

    Plato

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Charlotte

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

    David Letterman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

  • "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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    John Kerry

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • “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

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    James Madison

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

  • "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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Tacitus

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    James Madison

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “There 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

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

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

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

  • “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 )

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • 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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Moliere

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    WAG

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    St. Augustine

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

    WAG

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

    Mike Adams

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

  • "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)

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    American Citizen

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

    Voltaire

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "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

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • 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

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Robert Frost

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


    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Author Unknown

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • “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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Will Rogers

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Brad Thor

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

    WAG

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The 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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln