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The Republic Strikes Back
Posted By: Letters on March 8, 2017 06:43 AM in POLITICS
Michael A. Thiac  AmericanThinker.com Published on March 7, 2017


"The election of Donald Trump was a political earthquake. More than just populism, Trump's victory opens the door to the dismantling of a century's worth of what has come to be known as "the administrative state" and returning to its rightful owners, the citizens. Retracing the history of how this came to be shows what the Trump revolution is up against.

One of the great abuses brought on by the Regressive Era (late 1800s on) came when Congress, knowingly and willingly, transferred legislative power to the bureaucracy.  Up until then, Congress was obligated to debate an issue, pass a bill, send it to the president for signature or veto, and assuming his signature, see the new law implemented by the executive branch. The Framers knew the nature of the government was to expand without limit, so they made the enactment of laws difficult. 

These protections were first breached by the Wilson administration, and then nearly decimated by Franklin Roosevelt, as one bureaucracy after another was foisted upon the American people.  The judiciary initially held against this onslaught for a time, but eventually fell to the threat of the Democrats packing the courts, but also grew in numbers of judicial activists, perhaps as a side effect of this power grab.

The trend continued as LBJs “Great Society,”  and the Nixon administration imposed dozens of new agencies (OSHA, EPA, etc.) upon the American people, issuing regulations with the force of law, but not the constitutionally guaranteed rights of due process, presumption of innocence, requirement of proof beyond a reasonable doubt in an open court, right to force witnesses in one's defense, etc.  It continued through the 20th century until its very end. In 1991, the George H.W. Bush administration inflicted the Americans with Disabilities Act onto the already extended list.  Thanks to this act and the thousands of regulations it has spawned, a tsunami of lawsuits have been the result. We see people suing store owners because their “Disabled Parking” signs don’t say “Van Accessible.” And after seeing photos of their pools on Google Maps, hotel owners are being sued for not having disabled access to their pools.  The fact that they never were informed they need to have them is not relevant, but the supposedly wounded party will “settle this for a little cash…”

The disaster of the Obama years (e.g. Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, “I got a pen and a phone…”) brought the administrative state to its zenith.  Thousands of pages of regulations on health care without any capacity to control the HHS bureaucracy have made the business of medicine impossible to conduct.  It extended into other areas of unaccountability as well. Members of Congress sought to ban people on the DHS’s “No Fly” list from purchasing firearms.  The fact that American citizens would be denied their right to keep and bear arms, without any notice or ability to appeal never seemed to concern senators such as Susan Collins or John McCain.

Well, in the early days of the Trump presidency, we seem to have a new hope.

The Most Dangerous Bill You’ve Never Heard Of Just Passed The House

Last, week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would effectively repeal future standard setting under every important environmental, public health, consumer protection, labor standards, occupational safety and civil rights law on the books.

The bill, called the REINS Act, requires that any future major regulation adopted by an Executive Agency — say a new toxic chemical standard required by the recently enacted Chemical Safety Act, or a new consumer protection rule about some innovative but untested kind of food additive — must be approved by a specific resolution in each House of Congress within 70 days to take effect.

To give a sense of the scale of this road-block, in 2015 there were 43 such major federal regulations passed to protect the public; among them were food safety regulations, the Clean Power Plan regulating pollution from electrical generating facilities, net neutrality rules protecting the internet from monopoly, restrictions on predatory lending and energy efficiency standards for appliances.

If the REINS Act had been in effect, it’s unlikely that the Tea Party-dominated Republican caucus in the House would have approved of any of these rules. Future standard setting under the entire body of legislation enacted over the past 40 years to protect the public, from the Clean Air Act to the Dodd Frank financial sector reforms, would be frozen. Over time, as new health, safety, consumer and labor protection issues arise, all of these laws will effectively have been repealed, with no public debate and no accountability. It will also be impossible to restore them as long as the REINS Act is in effect, because by requiring Congress to approve every regulation, it makes it impossible to pass technically complex and scientifically valid rules on any topic of controversy….

This is a first step, very tentative, but it is a move against the unaccountable bureaucracy  abusing the rights of the American people.  Years of examples of how people have been told their backyard is a wetland because of a seasonal creek or of the attempt to shield Obamacare and other programs from Congressional oversight. and other abuses show that the administrative branch of the federal government must be brought to heel.  In his book Liberty and Tyranny, Mark Levin suggested sunsetting all “independent” federal agencies every year, requiring them to be reauthorized with each budget.  The thought of the EPA having to justify its existence and massive grants to fund propaganda and lobbying is beautiful.  Perhaps they will be stopped from extorting billions for left wing groups from legitimate business. 

But this will require the members of the Congress to actually do their jobs.  John McCain, get off your ass and do your job, control these agencies and stop trying to find out if a baseball player used steroids." -- Michael A. Thiac

Michael A. Thiac is a police patrol sergeant and a retired Army intelligence officer. When not patrolling the streets, he can be found on A Cop’s Watch


Michael A. Thiac  AmericanThinker.com March 7, 2017

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Charlie Daniels

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Author Unknown

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    George Washington

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

    James Bovard

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

  • “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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • 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

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

    Larry Elder

  • 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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Willis Player

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    WAG

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

    GR

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • “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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Confucious

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

    Robert Brault

  • "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 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

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

    Ann Landers

  • “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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

  • "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."

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Orwell

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • “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?”

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

    American Patriot

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "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

  • "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)

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Gardner

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

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Aristotle

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Anonymous

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    David Stockman

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Galileo

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    George Washington

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Rod Serling

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

    WAG

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • “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)

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "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 injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

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

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

    John D. Ashcroft

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

    WAG

  • "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.

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

  • "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"

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    James Madison

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • “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.

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Confucius

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Plato

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

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

    WAG

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Plato

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    von Clausewitz

  • 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.”

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    C. A. Beard

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "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)

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    American Patriot

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    George Mason

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "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

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

  • “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 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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    John Adams

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

  • 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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

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

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

    James Madison

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Washington

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Luck

  • 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

  • "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

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


    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

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

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Socrates

  • "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

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Voltaire

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    Lord Byron

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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