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Sometimes It’S Just Easier To Care About Dead Lions Than Dead People
Posted By: DAD on July 30, 2015 07:13 AM in CULTURE
Matt Walsh  TheBlaze.com Published on July 30, 2015


"I started noticing “Cecil the Lion” trending on Facebook and Twitter at some point yesterday afternoon. By the evening, it was the most popular topic on social media, and stories about the lion were popping up on all of the national news sites.

Before I took the time to investigate, I tried to imagine if there could be any valid reason for a wild cat to become the biggest news item in the world. On a day when another undercover video revealed Planned Parenthood dismembering murdered children for profit, I strained to think if there might be some justification for ignoring the harvesting of human beings in favor of obsessing over a large feline in Africa.

I thought maybe the lion had cured cancer, or sprouted wings and flown into space, or stood on its hind legs and recited the Gettysburg Address. Surely, these developments would vindicate the disproportionate amount of attention it was receiving. But I quickly found out that the lion, from Zimbabwe, had done no such thing. Apparently, all it did was die.

Of course, lots of people died yesterday too, especially in Zimbabwe. Across the planet, human travesties continued to unfold – Christians were slaughtered in the Middle East, political prisoners were tortured and executed in North Korea and Iran, Americans fell prey to crime and violence spilling over our southern border, and about 3,000 human children were butchered in abortion clinics, some of which were then dissected and sold on the black market – but this one unfortunate beast in a forest 9,000 miles away trumped all of these. Human victims would have to wait yet another day to be noticed by our culture. Their plight just couldn’t compete with a cute, fuzzy mammal.

Poor Cecil, as I’m sure you heard, was ”murdered” by an American dentist named Walter Palmer. The dentist traveled there and paid some $55,000 for the privilege to hunt and kill the king of the jungle. It turns out that the hunt might not have been legal. He says he thought he was acting within the law, and that he didn’t know Cecil was a beloved animal celebrity in Africa. His pleads of ignorance may or may not be true, but they are called into question by the fact that he’s been convicted of poaching before.

This was all enough to earn him the wrath of progressive America, but none of these crimes compare to the fact that he is, evidently, a Republican.

We know these details about his life, and about the sexual harassment claim made against him in 2009, because the media has feverishly poured through his record and heaped more scrutiny upon him than they have on every Democrat politician in the last 40 years combined. Meanwhile, the internet lynch mob predictably leaped into action. Palmer’s personal address was released, death threats were issued, his business was attacked and shutdown, he was forced into hiding, and scores of drooling trolls flocked to Twitter to fantasize about all of the creative and violent things they’d love to do to him.

Some even began non-ironically using #LionLivesMatter

Refusing to be upstaged in this contest for the title of Most Exorbitant Reaction, PETA proclaimed that Palmer ought to be “extradited and hung.” A bunch of famous people joined the dog pile, utilizing their platforms to declare Palmer “disgusting,” a “murderer,” and “Satan.” Other celebrities have asked that hiscitizenship be permanently revoked. Sharon Osbourne labeled Palmer a “killer” and said she hopes he loses his house and his business. According to Sharon, even his wife and children deserve to be homeless. Jimmy Kimmel, late night host on ABC, took time out of his comedy show to deliver a tearful rant, calling the hunter an “a-hole” and a “jackal.”

All of this, over a lion.

It bears repeating that this happened on the same day that a video was released showing lab technicians dissecting the body parts of murdered humans while discussing how much money they could get for each “item.” This footage was completely ignored. Our culture let out a massive, collective yawn, instead choosing to wail over the fate of some random hairy beast in southern Africa.

The whole thing transcends mere absurdity. It is beyond ridiculous. Far past anything that could be called simply exaggerated or irrational. The swarms of petty nitwits in our culture have finally outdone themselves. What we are witnessing is something worse than an Idiocracy; it is total moral chaos.

I’m not defending Walter Palmer, by the way. I don’t have any problem with hunters — and in most cases, African big game hunters help both the local economies in these areas, and the ongoing effort to preserve endangered species — but it seems that Palmer broke the law and killed a lion that was financially valuable to the locals. That was bad. He shouldn’t have done that. If the story we’re hearing is accurate (and there’s always a significant chance that it isn’t accurate, or at least isn’t complete) then Palmer was in the wrong.

Still, the reaction is so inordinate and overwrought that I have to laugh. I have nothing against Cecil, I’m sure he was a swell chap, but no dead animal could ever justify this excessive and callous backlash from such a frantic mob of vindictive, retaliatory buffoons. Even ancient pagan tribes that literally worshiped animals probably exercised more restraint when a heretic killed one of their animal deities.

It’s fine if you are opposed to what Palmer did, but that doesn’t excuse you from the duty to be sane and rational. It’s a lion, after all. An animal. If you want to be really agitated by a doctor who kills living things, you should probably be less focused on this dentist and a little more focused on abortionists like LeRoy Carhart, who murder actual people. Carhart has killed both unborn and born humans, and likes to do the former by ripping the child apart while it’s still alive. Maybe the media should be camping out in front of his house instead of Palmer’s. Maybe we should be asking why doctors are allowed to execute babies, not why dentists are allowed to hunt African game.

This dichotomy has become, perhaps, the most bewildering and confusing thing about our culture. Progressives actively celebrate the most depraved evils, and then make super villains out of folks who hunt, or fly Confederate flags, or refuse to bake gay wedding cakes. It’s like they’re standing on a street corner simultaneously applauding a thug as he murders a man for his wallet, and calling for a summary execution of a pedestrian who forgot to use the crosswalk. This isn’t just a matter of misplaced priorities; this is unadulterated lunacy.

Yes, I realize that liberal hypocrites aren’t the only ones upset about the lion. Some people are animal lovers, but they put that love for animals in perspective. They might cry for the cat, but they cry more for humans who are murdered, persecuted, or exploited. Compassionate souls love animals deeply because they possess a profound respect for all life. In the mode of St. Francis of Assisi, their mercy for animals stems from their love of God. I take no issue at all with the people in this category, obviously. I love animals myself.

But the fact remains that many in our society are descending like a pack of frenzied hyenas upon a man who shot a lion, yet feel no anger when confronted with the murder of children. And abortion isn’t the only evil accepted or celebrated by progressivism. We are living in a culture of death where cruelty and brutality reign supreme. The reaction to this “scandal” only further reveals and illuminates that cruelty. We think nothing of trying to destroy a man, ruin his life, and wish for his painful demise, without knowing anything else about him. We are so numb, so indifferent, that we will rip a stranger to pieces, cannibalize him publicly, tear him down until there is nothing left, and then sleep like babies at night.

Yet, the lion.

Kill the children if you want. Destroy the dentist just for fun. Demean and degrade anyone who acts or thinks differently, if for no other reason than there’s not much else to do. But a dead lion — now there’s a victim we should mourn.

It seems baffling. It would all make sense if our culture showed no concern for the plight of human beings, and also displayed a similar wanton disregard for animals and trees. Then we would just be nihilists and Darwinists. Human life has no objective value, we would reason, therefore no life has any objective value. We would be naked and honest barbarians.

But our barbarism is clothed and hidden beneath this thin veneer of an arbitrary concern for random animals and plant life. And not even every animal. That’s why most of the people panicking over “Cecil” will still order the hamburger when they go to Applebee’s, still use insecticide to ruthlessly poison innocent roaches and ants, and still drink milk extracted from enslaved cows.

They give lions and elephants a certain elevated status, but can’t explain why. They might insist that these creatures are special because they’re “endangered,” but they can’t tell you why it matters that they’re endangered. If the world didn’t need the baby who’s now being dissected in a petri dish in some research facility, why did it need Cecil the lion? What was he doing that was so special? How was he contributing to the advancement of civilization? He was peeing in the grass, licking his butt, and eating zebras. Big deal. That baby could have grown up and become an inventor, a philanthropist, an artist, a lover, a thinker, a father, a mother, a pioneer. If that potential wasn’t enough to let the child off the hook, why do we make an exception for the beast? Are we grading on a curve here?

These questions are rhetorical. I already know the answer. I know why progressives cry for dead lions and not dead babies: it’s called Natural Law.

Natural Law holds that all people possess a conscience, therefore all people innately recognize the distinction between good and evil. We are naturally repulsed by evil and attracted to goodness. This is why every civilization has outlawed sins like murder and theft, and hailed virtues like charity and mercy. Of course, many civilizations have redefined murder so as to permit a convenient form of it, but still no society has ever come out and defended murder in principle.

No society can ever be explicitly nihilist. As in, no society can outwardly live by the philosophy that everything is meaningless and nothing matters. Individuals can try it, but like Nietzsche they’ll end up in a mental institution, babbling to themselves while eating their own excrement. Societies, though, have to at least pretend they believe in doing the right thing. A society must convince itself it hates evil and loves goodness. Even the Nazis rationalized that they were serving the greater good of mankind.

So when our culture decides to sit back and tolerate, or even revere and commend, perverse evils like abortion, pornography, the breakdown of the family, the persecution of Christians, etc., it begins to accumulate a kind of Outrage Reservoir. Deep down, we must feel like we oppose evil. We can’t laud the most insidious atrocities of our time, and then look in the mirror and face ourselves honestly. The righteous anger that should be poured out in response to these true horrors is bottled and contained, clogging up our souls like constipated bowels.

We search desperately for an acceptable target for our surplus of withheld scorn, and when we locate it, we unload like we just chugged a gallon of laxative. Suddenly, some guy who killed a lion in Zimbabwe receives all of the compiled disdain that should have been discharged on the abortionists and the pornographers and the persecutors. Our pent up rage and anger mixes with guilt and self-loathing, and together it creates this concentrated bile that drowns and destroys whatever tragic chump they throw before us to be devoured. It’s nothing personal against him, really. Walter Palmer is a sacrificial lamb. A punching bag, strung up and dangled in front of progressive America as a way for them to release their moral frustrations. He’s an object. A receptacle for their misdirected vengeance. It’s like self-flagellation, only minus the self. And next week they’ll be flagellating some other patsy, and nobody will even remember or care about poor old Walter Palmer.

A year from now, someone will do a follow up story about that villainous dentist from long ago, and we’ll all think, “Oh yeah, whatever happened to that guy?” Then we’ll see that he lost his business, his family, and his dignity, and now lives as a sad shell of a forgotten man. “Serves him right for doing whatever he did,” we’ll say proudly, as we get back to feasting upon the newest Scoundrel Du Jour. It’s a never ending pattern, played out over and over again by a progressive culture filled with craven wimps, always compensating for their moral failings by tearing down false Satans, too afraid to do battle with the real one.

You might wonder how progressives choose their new devils and new gods. Why Walter Palmer? Why Cecil the Lion? Well, there’s a randomness to it, of course. And there are always the superfluous reasons, like the fact that most of the members of the lynch mob probably have fond memories of “The Lion King.” But I think, more fundamentally, progressives choose to care about lions because lions are an abstraction. They care about the idea of lions.

Real lions are all the way in Africa, or else contained in zoos. You can go and see them, or watch them on TV, or read about them, but crucially, lions will never ask anything from us. Our affection for them presents no challenges. We don’t have to accommodate them. I can say I love lions, but this love will never require me to do anything. Lions will never inconvenience me. They’ll never get in my way. I can defend the lives of lions by angrily Tweeting about hunters, and then I can go on my way, live however I want, and never be asked to change my lifestyle for their sake.

People, on the other hand, are real. They are here. They impose themselves on our lives. They burden us. They surround us. To care about people is hard. It requires us to live, act, think, and speak differently. We have to accommodate people. We have to tolerate people. We have to do things for people, especially the most vulnerable and helpless people. It’s no coincidence that progressivism advocates abortion to deal with children, and euthanasia to handle the old and the infirm. If it is going to pretend to love human beings at all, it must first get rid of the most burdensome types.

It can be hard to love people. And if you say you love people, life is going to constantly demand that you prove it. If you say you love people, you certainly can’t kill your own child, and you can’t support the killing of children, and even if you don’t have kids, you have to be patient and kind with other people’s kids, and other people generally. This is very different from loving lions. You can love lions passively, in the abstract; people must be loved actively, in reality.

If ever some deranged terrorist transported thousand of lions into our neighborhoods, forcing us to actually love lions in some real and present sense, I can guarantee the progressive affection for the species would vanish rapidly.

This is the progressive modus operandi. Progressivism loves everything that can be loved lazily or indulgently, and nothing that must be loved sacrificially and earnestly. It loves nothing that requires any action on its part.

Put more simply, it loves nothing.

But it will keep pretending anyway." -- Matt Walsh


Matt Walsh  TheBlaze.com July 30, 2015

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Clint Murchison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    James Madison

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Charlotte

  • "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)

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

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

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

  • “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”

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    David Stockman

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    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

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

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

    Willis Player

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Syrus

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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 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)

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Luck

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    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."

    Unknown

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

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

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

    Voltaire

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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.

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Government Motto

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charley Reese

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    WAG

  • "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 first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Aristotle

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Doug Larson

  • “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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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)

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Socrates

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    GR

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    William Pitt

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

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Anonymous

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Orwell

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    James Madison

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Frost

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    George Eliot

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

    Aristotle

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

    David Letterman

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    John Wayne

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • 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

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

    WAG

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • “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?”

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

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

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

    Galileo

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

    WAG

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ian Fleming

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Brad Thor

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    James Madison

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

    George Orwell

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

    Voltaire

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James A. Garfield

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • "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"

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

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

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

  • “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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

  • “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

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Tacitus

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Washington

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    Charlie Daniels

  • "To 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)

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • “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

  • "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

  • “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)

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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.

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “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 )

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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)

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Cal Thomas

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    John Adams

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Confucious

  • “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)

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    WAG

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

    James Bovard

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • 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.”

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    WAG

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    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."

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rick Perry

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Moliere

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Anonymous

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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."

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Jason Laumark

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

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

  • "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."

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Doug Powers

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    George Mason

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra