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Why Bitcoin Will Not Save Us
Posted By: Letters on February 13, 2016 06:42 PM in MONEY
Mike Konrad Published on February 13, 2016

"Bitcoin, and the new and upcoming Z-cash, will not solve the economic problems of the world. In fact, embedded within their structures are many, if not more, of the problems they claim to solve.

One should not misunderstand me. I am aware of the present currency degeneration endemic to the economies of the planet. I am also aware that many would claim the problem is our fractional reserve banking systems, which create loans -- and concurrently debt from those loans -- with money the bankers do not have. 

In theory, a banker with $100 in his vault can make loans up to $1000 or whatever multiple his country sets as the standard. This is allowed because in practice the depositors will not all cash out at once, and so the ruse is safe. Bankers are allowed to create cash and, more importantly, debt, out of nothing. 

Critics counter that, in our theoretical situation, $1000 of debt has been created, when only $100 exists, making ultimate repayment impossible. More loans and more debt have to be created to repay earlier loans in order to keep the system running. On a larger scale, every dollar -- or whatever fiat currency is used -- is backed by the creation of debits in the ledgers of central banks. Society ends up creating greater debt to pay off earlier debt. Since one cannot pay off debt with an instrument of more debt, ultimately the system will eventually collapse. 

Sounds like an airtight case for conviction of fraud! A grand Ponzi scheme?! Doesn't it? 

While the system does sound crooked -- and it may be -- its critics never acknowledge that there is a counterpoise to this equation: The Velocity of Money. One dollar can move through several hands creating levels of wealth, well above the debt incurred at its creation, before it returns back, soiled and abused, to the hated banker. Some children spend their dollars to buy some candy. The store owner uses those dollars to buy some paint. The paint store owner uses those dollars to buy advertising. The advertising agent uses those dollars to buy a car.

If the banker creates debt, then the velocity of money creates wealth. Ideally, these should balance out for the system to run honestly. We would do well not to oversimplify the critical analysis of our banking system, lest we run into an error parallel to that of Karl Marx, whose reductions led him to believe that all profit was theft of labor.

What bankers do have is the benefit of creation ex nihilo. The candy store owner has to procure chocolate. The paint shop owner has to procure paint. The car maker has to procure steel. The banker merely has to check some documents, approve a loan, and check off some spaces in his ledger -- or today, some spaces in his accounting programs. Bankers seem to have an advantage that others do not.

Or do they?

The writer creates his stories out of nothing. Talk show hosts bring no physical item to the table. Service workers produce nothing but labor.

What bankers do have, which cannot be denied, is that they are on the first floor of this economic pyramid, and supposedly are guaranteed a profit. However, banks do collapse from time to time, so even this advantage might only be confined to the largest banking houses. Hence the anger tossed at the legendary Rothschilds -- whose wealth is far more legendary than real -- or the Rockefellers, or the Federal Reserve.

While I acknowledge that these high end banking establishments seem to have an inside lock on the financial system -- almost certainly more than they should be allowed to have -- it does not follow that computer currencies would be in improvement.

Do They Offer Anonymity?

Bitcoin promised a degree of anonymity. It has been used to fund criminal enterprises, like the Silk Road on the darknet. But think about it! How anonymous can it be if one is required to log in to the internet to make a purchase, and have the item delivered to you? A drug purchase with cash requires only some bills, and enough wisdom to avoid a police sting. A purchase on the darknet leaves an electronic trail, and requires a delivery address. One may not like being held hostage to Federal Reserve notes, but they are fungible. Bitcoins require internet access, often with a device owned by, and traceable to, the purchaser. 

If you trust anonymizing software, think again. The famously anonymous Tor browser was compromised a long time ago.

To make a truly anonymous purchase, one would have to buy a used computer from Craigslist, purchased from the seller in person with cash, set it up with Linux, have all mac addresses changed regularly, turn off geolocation, set up a Virtual Private Network, ideally run through a proxy, and only use a wi-fi hotspot. Compromise at any of those points voids your anonymity.

What a nightmare that is. Use of that computer for any other purpose, such as reading email, would expose one. Coming back too often to a restaurant with free wi-fi would arouse suspicion, and would certainly geolocate one, probably leaving a nice snapshot in their video system.

Finally, the whole process requires a pickup. A delivery. The system has you at the pickup point. When the FBI took down Silk Road, a lot of delivery addresses surely popped up, if not from the central Silk Road computers, then from the secondary sellers who used Silk Road. How is any of this an improvement over cash? It is only making life easier for the Feds. Thousands of users taken down all at once on a disk drive.

To avoid the problems of Bitcoin, Z-cash is the new system which promises to plug any holes in anonymity. 

Sounds good! But...

We're still faced with the problem of delivery! And frankly, still stuck on the internet, where every transaction, no matter how anonymous, leaves electronic tracks. 

Worse yet, the founders of Z-cash have allotted themselves 10% of all Z cash units minted. 10% of all the currency they created out of nothing. Forget the Rothchilds, now this is real chutzpah!

Zcash's monetary base will be the same as Bitcoin's -- 21 million Zcash currency units (ZEC, or ?) will be mined over time. 10% of that reward will be distributed to the stakeholders in the Zcash Company -- founders, investors, employees, and advisors. We call this the “Founders Reward”. -- Z Cash, Funding

Now, if Zcash replaces Bitcoin, who is to say that another group does not invent another algorithm? X-coins, and so on. E-currency wars will degrade their values. E-currencies are ultimately fiat currency, and one would be crazy to see them as an improvement.

Do They Offer Safety?

Bitcoin accounts have already been hacked, which means that one's wealth can be evaporated in less time than in takes to burn a dollar bill. If one thinks the government cannot sneak in, think again! Governments hire topnotch hackers. If all else fails, they can arrest the software creator and force him to give up the source code, under some legal threat. 

Some of Zcash's creators are Israeli. All it will take is for one Hamas operative to use Zcash, and how long do you think it will take for Mossad to wring out the source code from those contributors? What makes you think they are not required to install back doors by the Israeli or American government or both? What makes you think they would admit to it?

Despite what the boosters say, if the government wants to trace you, they will find a way to trace you.

Do you really want to trust your wealth to some electronic algorithms of comp sci geeks? Particularly, since they might have installed back doors? Do you want to rely on any system that requires high end computers to make a purchase? Do you want to use any system that leaves electronic fingerprints traceable all over the planet, which can be compromised at the slightest mistake? Finally, do you really feel that programmers barely out of college are intrinsically more honest than bankers as middlemen?

If not, then you are aware that electronic currencies are a false hope. They will deliver speed and convenience, no doubt; but the fungible anonymity of cash remains supreme. Ultimately, we will be forced to go cashless; but it will be effected by governments seeking greater control, not geeks offering a faux liberté. The geeks are just useful idiots preparing society for the switch. They will be co-opted in due time. The final decision will come from government coercion. E-currencies in the hands of government, which is where they will eventually end up, will be the ultimate tyranny.

The problem of our economic systems remains the honesty of those in charge of it. Switching from "dishonest bankers" to "algorithm geeks" will not get rid of the problem, only modify it. I am not in love with the Federal Reserve, but I am not crazy enough to think some programmers from MIT are an improvement. Neither system is agreeable, since they will ultimately be subject to ever more totalitarian government intrusions.

If I might assert a solution, it was one offered in Scripture. Every seven years, debt was canceled out during a Sabbatical year. Crazy as it seems, it prevented the accumulation of massive debt. In the 19th century it was common in the USA to limit mortgages to seven years. It has the advantage of forcing people to be honest. Removal of ever-increasing debt burdens would keep inflation low. Prices would stabilize. Needless speculation, while not removed, would be kept in check. This is a better, though quaint, solution. Sadly, only a blood-soaked collapse of society may restore people to their senses." -- Mike Konrad

Mike Konrad is the pen name of an American who is neither Jewish, Latin, nor Arab. He runs a website,, where he discusses the subculture of Arabs in Latin America. He wishes his Spanish were better.

Mike Konrad February 13, 2016

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • “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”

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

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

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"


  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "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

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    George Washington

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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


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


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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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”

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • “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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    George Santayana

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "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

  • "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

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


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

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


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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

  • “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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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 )

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

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

    John Wooden

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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


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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "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

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

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

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

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


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


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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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


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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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


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

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

  • "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"


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

    Edmund Burke

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


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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Mason

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

    Chinese proverb

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

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

    John Kerry

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • “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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

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


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

    Albert Einstein

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Jay Leno

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."


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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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


  • “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

  • "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."


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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “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”

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


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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"


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


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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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


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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Mark Twain

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


  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • “When 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

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


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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

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


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

  • "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."


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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

  • "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"

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


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

    Jay Leno

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"


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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

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

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


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

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


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


  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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


  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

  • "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."


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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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


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

  • “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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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


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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

  • 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

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

    Robert Schuller

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


  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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


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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

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


  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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


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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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


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


  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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."


  • "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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Larry Elder

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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


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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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


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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    American Patriot

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"


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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


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

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


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

    Bob Hope

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Edmund Burke

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


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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “The American 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)

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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


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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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.

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • “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

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


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

    Will Rogers

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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


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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Samuel Adams

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

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


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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

  • “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)

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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


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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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


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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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"


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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

  • "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

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

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

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


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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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)

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"


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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”


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

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

    James Bovard

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    David Stockman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Sophia Loren

  • 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

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


  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    George Orwell

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

  • 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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    William Faulkner

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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.

  • "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

  • “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”


  • “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

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

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Washington

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


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

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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


  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "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

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

    St. Augustine

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

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    William Pitt

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    C. A. Beard

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


  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Government Motto

  • "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)

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

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    James Madison

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Knute Rockne

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


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

    Martin Van Buren

  • “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 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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    James Madison

  • “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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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


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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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


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


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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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?"


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


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


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

    Paul Jacob

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

    James Madison

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

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


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

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Author Unknown

  • “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)

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • 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.”

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

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


  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • “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)

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Mark Twain

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.


  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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


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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    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."


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


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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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


  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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


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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Novak

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

  • “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