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Not So Fast, UN: The US Owes No 'Reparations' To Blacks
Posted By: FlyBoy on February 9, 2017 08:00 AM in RACE
George De Vries lll  AmericanThinker.com Published on February 9, 2017


"A September 2016 United Nations panel in Geneva decided the U.S. owed blacks reparations for a history of ‘racial terror.’

Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post notes:

In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent.  Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching.

This UN action, of course, was followed by last December’s resolution against Israeli settlements.  Interestingly, in the same December time period, the UN could not bring itself to impose sanctions and an arms embargo on a South Sudan that is plunged into ethnic conflict in which thousands have already been killed.  It seems the newer, anti-colonial, anti-West members suffer from a case of moral schizophrenia.

A thumbnail review of the real history of slavery is in order here.  First, to be clear, there is no doubt many injustices and human tragedies have occurred throughout our history because of slavery; but that is true everywhere slavery has occurred.  For a real accounting, thousands of slavery-related transactions that open the curtains on the history of slaves and the slave trade have been recorded and are available on a CDROM prepared by Harvard University.  Two other worthy sources include Hugh Thomas’ The Slave Trade and Robin Blackburn’s The Making of New World Slavery.

Slavery became a worldwide phenomenon during the Middle Ages.  The modern slave trade began and expanded early in the era, but the practice existed in some form or other from time immemorial.  Under the Roman Empire, it was not a black-only phenomenon, but universal. Nevertheless, before the first millennium A.D., Middle Eastern Muslims were selling goods to African kingdoms.  Those kingdoms were paying for those goods with human capital -- their own people, black people.  Though Christians became involved in the slave trade somewhat later, Arab Muslim traders were probably first to hold blacks as slaves and as they ceded global dominion of the slave trade to Europeans later on. They also are estimated to have enslavedover a million European Christians in the “barbary states” of North Africa.

The 15th to the 18th centuries came and saw the Dutch and the Portuguese trading for and buying slaves from West Africa, notably from the Ashanti kingdom of present day Ghana.  These slaves were the battle booty of the Ashanti to be traded or sold for export to either African colonies or the Americas.  Warehoused in slave castles such as the El Mini Slave Castle (aka St. George’s Castle), among others, on the Ghanaian coast, they spent their last days in these human warehouses before going to who knows where or perhaps dying at sea.  Even in the refurbished El Mini castle, the despair was easily imagined in the shadowed, windowless rooms and coastal humidity as I walked through those dungeons a few years ago.

The Dutch were probably the first to import slaves to North America.  The buying and selling of sub-Saharan slaves and exporting them to the Americas is the source of the African-American slavery stereotype.  But it was not a racial, black-hate thing; it’s that all the people of the sub-Sahara were black people.

If 12,000,000 Africans were sold to the Europeans mostly before 1776, before we were a nation, and 17,000,000 were sold or traded to Arabs, the question might be asked of the even-handed UN panel: Why all this focus on the United States?  Our Founding Fathers grew up in a culture already embedded with slavery with a good many of them becoming slave owners, true; but they were also the leaders in beginning the abolition of the institution.  Of course, presently, it’s politically correct among the left and also very dishonest to blame white Europeans and the U.S. for slavery and racism when it had been a worldwide, multi-peopled phenomenon.  It’s also convenient to omit that it was those same Western nations including our Founderswho became repulsed by it and worked to end it.  By the mid-1800s, the European nations had pretty much outlawed slavery and the U.S. was heading toward war over the issue.  What largely ended slavery in Africa was those very African kingdoms becoming colonies of the European countries that had decided to end the practice.  However, upon gaining independence through the 1960s and beyond, slavery often reappeared in these new African nations, some of whose tyrants would make a Western slave owner look like an old, friendly uncle.

A quick and rough overview accurately shows the Arabs to be among the original instigators while the Italians and the Portuguese developed the economics of it along with other Western European nations. All of it was facilitated by many different African kings.

Perhaps it’s not ironic, that with its Third World membership, anti-Western mental climate, labyrinthine bureaucracy, and Arabic instrumentation for actions against Israel, the UN is calling for these reparations to our blacks.  Though our racial history is undeniable, also undeniable is that most racial woes here were caused by the party of history blackout -- the Democrats.  Let’s get that history straight -- a history with few teaching it and fewer knowing it.  Somewhere it’s been said that one is a member of the Democratic Party by either decision, or deceit, meaning ignorance of their modus operandi.  The Democratic Party is irrevocably and inextricably tied to the racial attitudes, policy, organizations, violence and lynching in this nation’s past while those more sympathetic Republicans, and particularly white men, are often referred to by that resurrected, hit-term, racist, the ne plus ultra label of the shrill and vitriolic left.

While the UN resolution is not binding and will probably be ignored, maybe that sinking vortex of tax money -- three billion dollars in 2015, more than 185 other nations combined --  needs to review history, too.  Maybe the UN needs to be a little more generous with passing out the guilt instead of just blaming the U.S., the only nation to go to war with itself over slavery, losing 600,000 souls as a result.  Given that slavery was endemic to Africa and still lingers there, was abolished by and in white nations, maybe we should look at Ghana and the Congo, too.  Or maybe the Arabs.

Or, aside from all of those, maybe the Democratic Party should be responsible for those reparations if anybody should be.  They could account for it by helping to cut the UN’s funding." -- George De Vries lll


George De Vries lll  AmericanThinker.com February 9, 2017

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  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Aristotle

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John Wayne

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Mason

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Pope John Paul II

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • “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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Tacitus

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Schuller

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • “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

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    GR

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Confucious

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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)

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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"

  • “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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • "I 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Aristotle

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Alfred Adler

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Wooden

  • “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)

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “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

  • "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.

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “The 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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    WAG

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • “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)

  • 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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Bob Hope

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

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

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

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anne Coleman

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • 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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • “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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    John Wooden

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

  • "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 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anatole France

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Mark Twain

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    WAG

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

  • "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."

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    George Washington

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

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

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 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.”

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

    WAG

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Anonymous

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Santayana

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

    St. Augustine

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

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

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

    Moliere

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • 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

  • "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 is so admirable in politics as a short memory.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Galileo

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Ann Landers

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Luck

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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

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

    Syrus

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Plato

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Pat Flynn

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Confucius

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Willis Player

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Kerry

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

  • 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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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 tough to make predictions, especially about the future"

    Yogi Berra

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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

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

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

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

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

  • "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.

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    WAG

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

    Socrates

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

  • “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

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Samuel Johnson

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Voltaire

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

    Sam Adams

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    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.”

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

    WAG

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson