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How Republics Perish
Posted By: G-man on February 12, 2016 07:27 AM in Road To Rome
Pat Buchanan  TownHall.com Published on February 12, 2016


"If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not.

Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. boots on the ground "for years to come." Making good on President Obama's commitment to remove all U.S. forces by next January, said Campbell, "would put the whole mission at risk."

"Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support. ... 2016 could be no better and possibly worse than 2015."

Translation: A U.S. withdrawal would risk a Taliban takeover with Kabul becoming the new Saigon and our Afghan friends massacred.

Fifteen years in, and we are stuck.

Nor is America about to end the next longest war in its history: Iraq. Defense Secretary Ash Carter plans to send units of the 101st Airborne back to Iraq to join the 4,000 Americans now fighting there,

"ISIS is a cancer," says Carter. After we cut out the "parent tumor" in Mosul and Raqqa, we will go after the smaller tumors across the Islamic world.

When can Mosul be retaken? "Certainly not this year," says the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart.

Vladimir Putin's plunge into the Syrian civil war with air power appears to have turned the tide in favor of Bashar Assad.

The "moderate" rebels are being driven out of Aleppo and tens of thousands of refugees are streaming toward the Turkish border.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to be enraged with the U.S. for collaborating with Syrian Kurds against ISIS and with Obama's failure to follow through on his dictate -- "Assad must go!"

There is thus no end in sight to the U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, nor to the U.S.-backed Saudi war in Yemen, where ISIS and al-Qaida have re-arisen in the chaos.

Indeed, the West is mulling over military intervention in Libya to crush ISIS there and halt the refugee flood into Europe.

Yet, despite America's being tied down in wars from the Maghreb to Afghanistan, not one of these wars were among the three greatest threats identified last summer by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

"Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security" said Dunford, "If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I would have to point to Russia ... if you look at their behavior, it's nothing short of alarming."

Dunford agreed with John McCain that we ought to provide anti-tank weapons and artillery to Ukraine, for, without it, "they're not going to be able to protect themselves against Russian aggression."

But what would we do if Putin responded by sending Russian troops to occupy Mariupol and build a land bridge to Crimea? Send U.S. troops to retake Mariupol? Are we really ready to fight Russia?

The new forces NATO is moving into the Baltic suggests we are.

Undeniably, disputes have arisen between Russia, and Ukraine and Georgia which seceded in 1991, over territory. But, also undeniably, many Russians in the 14 nations that seceded, including the Baltic states, never wanted to leave and wish to rejoin Mother Russia.

How do these tribal and territorial conflicts in the far east of Europe so threaten us that U.S. generals are declaring that "Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security"?

Asked to name other threats to the United States, Gen. Dunford listed them in this order: China, North Korea, ISIS.

But while Beijing is involved in disputes with Hanoi over the Paracels, with the Philippines over the Spratlys, with Japan over the Senkakus -- almost all of these being uninhabited rocks and reefs -- how does China threaten the United States?

America is creeping ever closer to war with the other two great nuclear powers because we have made their quarrels our quarrels, though at issue are tracts and bits of land of no vital interest to us.

North Korea, which just tested another atomic device and long-range missile, is indeed a threat to us.

But why are U.S. forces still up the DMZ, 62 years after the Korean War? Is South Korea, with an economy 40 times that of the North and twice the population, incapable of defending itself?

Apparently slipping in the rankings as a threat to the United States is that runaway favorite of recent years, Iran.

Last fall, though, Sen. Ted Cruz reassured us that "the single biggest national security threat facing America right now is the threat of a nuclear Iran."

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded," wrote James Madison, "No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."

Perhaps Madison was wrong.

Otherwise, with no end to war on America's horizon, the prospect of this free republic enduring is, well, doubtful." -- Pat Buchanan


Pat Buchanan  TownHall.com February 12, 2016

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    WAG

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

    Brad Thor

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John Kerry

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

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Socrates

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anonymous

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "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"

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Galileo

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Plato

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • “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)

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Syrus

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "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.

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

  • “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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Bovard

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    WAG

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Aristotle

  • 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

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    John Wooden

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Luck

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • “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

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    George Washington

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

  • "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 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)

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Patrick Henry

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • “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 idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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)

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

    American Patriot

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Plato

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "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)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Moliere

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

  • “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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Eliot

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Charlotte

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    GR

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    David Stockman

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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


    WAG

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

    William Pitt

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • “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”

  • "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

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

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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)

  • “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”

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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 )

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    WAG

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • 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

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    WAG

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    John Wayne

  • “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)

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    WAG

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hugo Black

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Willis Player

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Gardner

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

  • "If most thinking people supported me it still wouldn't be enough. Because in America, you need a majority."

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Confucious

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

  • “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”

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Washington

  • 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

  • “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

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

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

  • 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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    WAG

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Tacitus

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

    Unknown

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG