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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    GR

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Anonymous

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Andrew Breitbart

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Jack Miner

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

    WAG

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    John Adams

  • “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

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • In 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

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

    George Sutherland

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "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

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    James Madison

  • "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)

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

  • "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)

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    James Madison

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • “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

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • “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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • 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.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    St. Augustine

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Confucious

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    WAG

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • 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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Plato

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Plato

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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 )

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Peter Drucker

  • "I 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Reverend Ike

  • “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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Galileo

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

    Charlotte

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Socrates

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

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

    WAG

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • “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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Karl Marx

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

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Sam Adams

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Phillip Brooks

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


    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

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

  • “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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    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"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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."

  • 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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "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

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

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John F. Kennedy

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


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Luck

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    James A. Garfield

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

  • 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 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)

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

    Confucius

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

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

  • “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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Brault

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Dean Acheson

  • “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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Danny Schecter

  • 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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Dave Barry

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Syrus

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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

  • 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.”

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    David Letterman

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George W. Bush

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    John Wayne

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Unknown

  • "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

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Anatole France

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Orwell

  • "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)

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Washington

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

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

    George Washington

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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.

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

  • "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.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Orwell

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    C. A. Beard

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    James Bovard

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville