March 18, 2018

White Guilt And The Western Past

Why is America so delicate with the enemy?

"There is something rather odd in the way America has come to fight its wars since World War II.

For one thing, it is now unimaginable that we would use anything approaching the full measure of our military power (the nuclear option aside) in the wars we fight. And this seems only reasonable given the relative weakness of our Third World enemies in Vietnam and in the Middle East. But the fact is that we lost in Vietnam, and today, despite our vast power, we are only slogging along--if admirably--in Iraq against a hit-and-run insurgency that cannot stop us even as we seem unable to stop it. Yet no one--including, very likely, the insurgents themselves--believes that America lacks the raw power to defeat this insurgency if it wants to. So clearly it is America that determines the scale of this war. It is America, in fact, that fights so as to make a little room for an insurgency.

Certainly since Vietnam, America has increasingly practiced a policy of minimalism and restraint in war. And now this unacknowledged policy, which always makes a space for the enemy, has us in another long and rather passionless war against a weak enemy.

Why this new minimalism in war?
It began, I believe, in a late-20th-century event that transformed the world more profoundly than the collapse of communism: the world-wide collapse of white supremacy as a source of moral authority, political legitimacy and even sovereignty. This idea had organized the entire world, divided up its resources, imposed the nation-state system across the globe, and delivered the majority of the world's population into servitude and oppression. After World War II, revolutions across the globe, from India to Algeria and from Indonesia to the American civil rights revolution, defeated the authority inherent in white supremacy, if not the idea itself. And this defeat exacted a price: the West was left stigmatized by its sins. Today, the white West--like Germany after the Nazi defeat--lives in a kind of secular penitence in which the slightest echo of past sins brings down withering condemnation. There is now a cloud over white skin where there once was unquestioned authority.

I call this white guilt not because it is a guilt of conscience but because people stigmatized with moral crimes--here racism and imperialism--lack moral authority and so act guiltily whether they feel guilt or not.

They struggle, above all else, to dissociate themselves from the past sins they are stigmatized with. When they behave in ways that invoke the memory of those sins, they must labor to prove that they have not relapsed into their group's former sinfulness. So when America--the greatest embodiment of Western power--goes to war in Third World Iraq, it must also labor to dissociate that action from the great Western sin of imperialism. Thus, in Iraq we are in two wars, one against an insurgency and another against the past--two fronts, two victories to win, one military, the other a victory of dissociation.

The collapse of white supremacy--and the resulting white guilt--introduced a new mechanism of power into the world: stigmatization with the evil of the Western past. And this stigmatization is power because it affects the terms of legitimacy for Western nations and for their actions in the world. In Iraq, America is fighting as much for the legitimacy of its war effort as for victory in war. In fact, legitimacy may be the more important goal. If a military victory makes us look like an imperialist nation bent on occupying and raping the resources of a poor brown nation, then victory would mean less because it would have no legitimacy. Europe would scorn. Conversely, if America suffered a military loss in Iraq but in so doing dispelled the imperialist stigma, the loss would be seen as a necessary sacrifice made to restore our nation's legitimacy. Europe's halls of internationalism would suddenly open to us.

Because dissociation from the racist and imperialist stigma is so tied to legitimacy in this age of white guilt, America's act of going to war can have legitimacy only if it seems to be an act of social work--something that uplifts and transforms the poor brown nation (thus dissociating us from the white exploitations of old). So our war effort in Iraq is shrouded in a new language of social work in which democracy is cast as an instrument of social transformation bringing new institutions, new relations between men and women, new ideas of individual autonomy, new and more open forms of education, new ways of overcoming poverty--war as the Great Society.

This does not mean that President Bush is insincere in his desire to bring democracy to Iraq, nor is it to say that democracy won't ultimately be socially transformative in Iraq. It's just that today the United States cannot go to war in the Third World simply to defeat a dangerous enemy.

White guilt makes our Third World enemies into colored victims, people whose problems--even the tyrannies they live under--were created by the historical disruptions and injustices of the white West. We must "understand" and pity our enemy even as we fight him. And, though Islamic extremism is one of the most pernicious forms of evil opportunism that has ever existed, we have felt compelled to fight it with an almost managerial minimalism that shows us to be beyond the passions of war--and thus well dissociated from the avariciousness of the white supremacist past.

Anti-Americanism, whether in Europe or on the American left, works by the mechanism of white guilt. It stigmatizes America with all the imperialistic and racist ugliness of the white Western past so that America becomes a kind of straw man, a construct of Western sin. (The Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons were the focus of such stigmatization campaigns.) Once the stigma is in place, one need only be anti-American in order to be "good," in order to have an automatic moral legitimacy and power in relation to America. (People as seemingly disparate as President Jacques Chirac and the Rev. Al Sharpton are devoted pursuers of the moral high ground to be had in anti-Americanism.) This formula is the most dependable source of power for today's international left. Virtue and power by mere anti-Americanism. And it is all the more appealing since, unlike real virtues, it requires no sacrifice or effort--only outrage at every slight echo of the imperialist past.

Today words like "power" and "victory" are so stigmatized with Western sin that, in many quarters, it is politically incorrect even to utter them. For the West, "might" can never be right. And victory, when won by the West against a Third World enemy, is always oppression. But, in reality, military victory is also the victory of one idea and the defeat of another. Only American victory in Iraq defeats the idea of Islamic extremism. But in today's atmosphere of Western contrition, it is impolitic to say so.

America and the broader West are now going through a rather tender era, a time when Western societies have very little defense against the moral accusations that come from their own left wings and from those vast stretches of nonwhite humanity that were once so disregarded.
Europeans are utterly confounded by the swelling Muslim populations in their midst. America has run from its own mounting immigration problem for decades, and even today, after finally taking up the issue, our government seems entirely flummoxed. White guilt is a vacuum of moral authority visited on the present by the shames of the past. In the abstract it seems a slight thing, almost irrelevant, an unconvincing proposition. Yet a society as enormously powerful as America lacks the authority to ask its most brilliant, wealthy and superbly educated minority students to compete freely for college admission with poor whites who lack all these things. Just can't do it.

Whether the problem is race relations, education, immigration or war, white guilt imposes so much minimalism and restraint that our worst problems tend to linger and deepen. Our leaders work within a double bind. If they do what is truly necessary to solve a problem--win a war, fix immigration--they lose legitimacy.

To maintain their legitimacy, they practice the minimalism that makes problems linger. What but minimalism is left when you are running from stigmatization as a "unilateralist cowboy"? And where is the will to truly regulate the southern border when those who ask for this are slimed as bigots? This is how white guilt defines what is possible in America. You go at a problem until you meet stigmatization, then you retreat into minimalism.

Possibly white guilt's worst effect is that it does not permit whites--and nonwhites--to appreciate something extraordinary: the fact that whites in America, and even elsewhere in the West, have achieved a truly remarkable moral transformation. One is forbidden to speak thus, but it is simply true. There are no serious advocates of white supremacy in America today, because whites see this idea as morally repugnant. If there is still the odd white bigot out there surviving past his time, there are millions of whites who only feel goodwill toward minorities.

This is a fact that must be integrated into our public life--absorbed as new history--so that America can once again feel the moral authority to seriously tackle its most profound problems. Then, if we decide to go to war, it can be with enough ferocity to win." (Shelby Steele/ 5/2/06)

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    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

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


  • “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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    George Mason

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

  • "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)

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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


  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"


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

    Jason Laumark

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

    David Boaz

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    American Citizen

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

    Sam Adams

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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)

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • “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?”

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "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

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

    Frederick Douglass

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."


  • “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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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


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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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


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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • 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.”

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

    John Kerry

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


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

    Bob Hope

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Santayana

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    James Madison

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mike Adams

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

    James Madison

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


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

    Samuel Johnson

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

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

  • "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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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


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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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


  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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


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

  • "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

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Wooden

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    John Adams (1826)

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


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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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


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

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

    Mark Twain

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


  • 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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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


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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

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

    John Adams

  • “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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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


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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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


  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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


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


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

    George Washington

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Rick Perry

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

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

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


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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

  • "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

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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.

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • “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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"


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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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."


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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

  • "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"

  • "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

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

  • "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"


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

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Karl Marx

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


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

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

    George Eliot

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

  • "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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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


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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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)

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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


  • “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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    James Madison

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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"


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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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."

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"


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

    George Mason

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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


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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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.

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Orwell

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


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


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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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


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

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Rod Serling

  • 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.

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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”


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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • “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

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Bovard

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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


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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • 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

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

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

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

  • "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 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

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


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


  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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


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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    George Orwell

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Vince Lombardi

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


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

    Larry Elder

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

    William Pitt

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    John Wayne

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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?"


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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The 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

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    St. Augustine

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


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

    Mark Twain

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


  • "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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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


  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

  • “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

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


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

  • "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

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

    Hugo Black

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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


  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • "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."


  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

  • "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

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


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

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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


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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    James Madison

  • 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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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


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


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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

    George Orwell

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


  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The 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

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

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


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

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

    James Madison

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George W. Bush

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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


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

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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."


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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Albert Einstein

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


  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

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


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

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Matthew 16:26

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


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


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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Mark Twain

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

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


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


  • "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

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Saul Bellow

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


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

    Government Motto

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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


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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Brad Thor

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    George Washington

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"


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


  • "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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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


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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • “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”

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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


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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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


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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    George W. Bush

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


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

  • “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

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

    George Washington

  • "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"


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

    John Wooden

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    American Patriot

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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."


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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Robert Frost

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


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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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


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

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


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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Mark Twain

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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."


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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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


  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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


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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “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)

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Dave Barry