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Are Guns The Problem?
Posted By: Professor on January 16, 2013 04:12 PM in CULTURE
Dr. Walter E. Williams Published on January 16, 2013

When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped.

Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to school on the subways and, upon arrival, turned them over to their homeroom teacher or the gym coach and retrieved their rifles after school for target practice. Virginia's rural areas had a long tradition of high-school students going hunting in the morning before school and sometimes storing their rifles in the trunks of their cars that were parked on school grounds. Often a youngster's 12th or 14th birthday present was a shiny new .22-caliber rifle, given to him by his father.

Today's level of civility can't match yesteryear's. Many of today's youngsters begin the school day passing through metal detectors. Guards patrol school hallways, and police cars patrol outside. Despite these measures, assaults, knifings and shootings occur. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010 there were 828,000 nonfatal criminal incidents in schools. There were 470,000 thefts and 359,000 violent attacks, of which 91,400 were serious. In the same year, 145,100 public-school teachers were physically attacked, and 276,700 were threatened.

What explains today's behavior versus yesteryear's? For well over a half-century, the nation's liberals and progressives -- along with the education establishment, pseudo-intellectuals and the courts -- have waged war on traditions, customs and moral values. These people taught their vision, that there are no moral absolutes, to our young people. To them, what's moral or immoral is a matter of convenience, personal opinion or a consensus.

During the '50s and '60s, the education establishment launched its agenda to undermine lessons children learned from their parents and the church with fads such as "values clarification." So-called sex education classes are simply indoctrination that sought to undermine family and church strictures against premarital sex. Lessons of abstinence were ridiculed and considered passé and replaced with lessons about condoms, birth control pills and abortions. Further undermining of parental authority came with legal and extralegal measures to assist teenage abortions with neither parental knowledge nor consent.

Customs, traditions, moral values and rules of etiquette, not laws and government regulations, are what make for a civilized society. These behavioral norms -- transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings -- represent a body of wisdom distilled through ages of experience, trial and error, and looking at what works. The importance of customs, traditions and moral values as a means of regulating behavior is that people behave themselves even if nobody's watching. Police and laws can never replace these restraints on personal conduct so as to produce a civilized society. At best, the police and criminal justice system are the last desperate line of defense for a civilized society. The more uncivilized we become the more laws that are needed to regulate behavior.

Many customs, traditions and moral values have been discarded without an appreciation for the role they played in creating a civilized society, and now we're paying the price. What's worse is that instead of a return to what worked, people want to replace what worked with what sounds good, such as zero-tolerance policies in which bringing a water pistol, drawing a picture of a pistol, or pointing a finger and shouting "bang-bang" produces a school suspension or arrest. Seeing as we've decided that we should rely on gun laws to control behavior, what should be done to regulate clubs and hammers? After all, FBI crime statistics show that more people are murdered by clubs and hammers than rifles and shotguns." -- Dr. Walter E. Williams

Dr. Walter E. Williams January 16, 2013

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

    Jay Leno

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

    George Washington

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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


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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Samuel Adams

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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


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


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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

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

    Tullius Cicero

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

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

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


  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

  • “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 )

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"


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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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.

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    American Patriot

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


  • “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”

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Frederick Douglass

  • "I 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

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

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


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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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


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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

  • "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"


  • "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)

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

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


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


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

    Will Rogers

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Josef Stalin

  • “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?”

  • "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

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


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

    Strom Thurmond

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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


  • "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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    American Patriot

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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


  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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


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

    John D. Ashcroft

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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    George Eliot

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

    Robert Brault

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Karl Marx

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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."


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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Andrew Breitbart

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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)

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


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

    James Madison

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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


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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    John Wayne

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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


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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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


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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"


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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • 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

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

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


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

    George Mason

  • "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

  • “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

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


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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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


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

  • “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

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


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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Mark Twain

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


  • "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

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"


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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “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

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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


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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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


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

    William Faulkner

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”


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


  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    David Letterman

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


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

    Sam Adams

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

    Robert Novak

  • “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

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Paine

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


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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

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


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

    von Clausewitz

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


  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"


  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    George Washington

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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


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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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


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


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

    Ronald Reagan

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


  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    James Madison

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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


  • "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"


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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • 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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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


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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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


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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."


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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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


  • “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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    John Kerry

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

    Mark Twain

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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


  • “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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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


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

    Martin Van Buren

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


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

    Rod Serling

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


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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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)

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


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


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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

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


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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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."


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

    Joseph Addison

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


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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Robert Frost

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


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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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 ever argue with an idiot.... they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"


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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    George Santayana

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Government Motto

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Ann Landers

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

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

    William Pitt

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


  • "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

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

    John Jay

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

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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


  • "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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

    Charles Gordy

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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


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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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."


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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”


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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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


  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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."


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

    George Washington

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

    George Washington

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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


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

    James Madison

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

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


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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

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


  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Adams

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • 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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • 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.”

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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”

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • 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.

  • "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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Danny Schecter

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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"

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

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • 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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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 reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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