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America, The Founders’ Dream, And The Nightmare Of Decline
Posted By: BullsEye on May 24, 2016 08:20 AM in Road To Rome
Steve McCann  AmericanThinker.com Published on May 24, 2016


"The one common thread in this year’s presidential campaign, regardless of party, is a palpable sense of anxiety regarding the future and anger as to why the nation finds itself in its current state of decline.  The answers offered by the candidates of the two political parties are nothing more than platitudes, empty promises and fealty to failed political theory that will only exacerbate the deterioration.  The solution to prevent the United States from continuing to evolve into the latest example of the rise and fall of great nations lies in its founding and an understanding of the foibles of human nature.

I immigrated to the United States in 1951 as one of only 8,000 displaced war orphans allowed under the terms of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948.  When I was eventually adopted I did not speak English; rather I spoke two foreign languages, one of which was German stemming from my days in an Allied run orphanage in occupied Germany.   Nonetheless, this trait did not endear me to my peers in a small quasi-Southern city in an era when the wounds of the War had yet to heal.   Thus having virtually nothing in common with anyone, I retreated to learning English by becoming an inveterate reader and constant denizen of the local library.

Among the first biographies I read was George Washington, which triggered a voracious curiosity about the founding of the nation and the history of governance throughout the annals of mankind.  In particular, why did the American experiment succeed when so many nations in the continent I came from, and witnessed first-hand, self-destructed?

I read the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation as well as the Constitution and the attendant Federalist Papers, which led me to the writings of John Locke, Montesquieu, and Edward Coke, all of whom played an instrumental role in the thought process of the Founders.  I was struck by the fact that the men who gathered in Philadelphia in 1776 and 1787, while knowledgeable about history, understood human nature.  That there are two driving forces in mankind: 1) survival and 2) the insatiable need for some to dominate and control others.

Thus beginning with a blank sheet of paper and a potential nation state not determined by ethnicity, religion or borders established in the mists of time, the Founders made certain, while intertwined, each of these primary human traits were dealt with.  Survival is possible only if man can be guaranteed freedom to enjoy those rights endowed by God, he is at liberty to derive benefit from his labor, and he can maintain ownership of his property.  In order to control the lust for power, an elaborate scheme for a divided government to be at odds with itself and subject to the consent of the people was devised.

It was this framework that allowed the United States to evolve into the most powerful economic and military power in history, without conquering other nations, as well as ultimately resolving contentious and volatile issues such as slavery. 

However, regardless of effort mankind will always revert to its base nature -- in particular the lust for power and domination.  The mid-19th century saw the Industrial Revolution and the rise of living standards and education for the populace in Europe.  It was during this same period that the advent of Marxist/socialist theory occurred.  Those that considered themselves superior to the masses, and in the past may have achieved ruling status through the power of intimidation over the illiterate and unwashed, now had to look to other means to achieve control over the levers of power.

The easiest course to assume this power was to promise, in return for the support of the people to overturn the existing order, that the state through a new ruling class would provide cradle-to-grave economic security.  Thus, a Faustian bargain encompassing the desire by the majority for ease of survival and others for the need to rule would be entered into.  In the case of Russia, Italy and Germany, this bargain resulted in the ascension to power of megalomaniacs who destroyed their nations and brought about the near destruction of a continent.

In the postwar period, despite the failures of the past, socialism and its promise of utopia became a rallying call for the Left in the United States.  With the upheaval promulgated by the opposition to the Vietnam War, the Marxist/socialists achieved legitimacy.  They single-mindedly and successfully infiltrated academia, the entertainment and news media, and the Democratic Party.  Meanwhile the nation slept, comfortable in its overwhelming prosperity.   After the end of Ronald Reagan’s second term, the Republican Party ceased being not only the opposition party, but the party of individual liberty and free enterprise.  Instead far too many Republicans became complicit in furthering the socialist compact guaranteeing financial security in exchange for votes.

The government has, in turn, reverted to excessive and unsustainable borrowing and taxation to finance these social obligations.  The unwritten contract between the statists and the citizens who are being promised cradle-to-grave security cannot be maintained, as the financial and societal underpinnings of this arrangement have begun to erode, resulting in stagnant growth and a dramatically lower standard of living for a large share of Americans.

Additionally, another factor as to why the United States finds itself in its current predicament is the existence of massive tension between those who adhere to central government control and swear fealty to statist philosophies and those who produce the wealth of a nation.  The state inherently has more power than the individual, and once the radical element of the ruling class assumes power, government begins the inexorable process of injecting itself into the public and private affairs of the individual, the culture, and the determination of rights.  Those who believe they have a manifest destiny to rule have a predisposition to control the populace and all economic activity through laws, regulations, taxes and intimidation.

Over the past century the people of Europe placed their hopes and faith in individuals who promised them nirvana.  They failed to understand, until it was too late, that whenever someone seeking power promises to unilaterally insure prosperity and equality, that person’s sole motivation is to grasp the reins of power in order to dominate and control others.  Americans fell prey to this same siren song in a choosing a President in 2008 and 2012.  The accumulation of power flowing to the central government and the seeding of true-believers throughout the bureaucracy during the Obama regime has been historic and is now nearly impossible to roll back.  Yet in 2016 far too many are again investing all their hopes in individuals who are making similar promises.

America is living out the scenario the Founders feared, as they knew whatever framework they created would be viable only as long as the citizenry remained vigilant, informed and a just and moral people.  Anticipating that at some point in history what is happening today would occur, these men provided a mechanism within the Constitution to peacefully change course and return power to the people if the American people choose to do so. 

In his seminal book The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, Mark Levin highlights and promotes the utilization of Article V of the Constitution.  A Convention of the States to propose for ratification pre-agreed amendments dramatically limiting the power of the central government would bypass Congress and the influence of the Executive Branch.  This process is well underway, but more citizen involvement in petitioning their state legislatures is required to make certain at least 2/3 of the states submit an application calling for the convention. For more information, see http://www.conventionofstates.com

The continent from which I emigrated is in a death spiral.  This phenomenon is the end-product of: 1) the cataclysms of the past century which saw the death of nearly 100 million in wars and the emergence of Communism as well as over 75 million abortions since 1970; and 2) the gullibility and reliance of far too many on the promises of cradle-to-grave security.  The population is rapidly aging and the economic underpinning of the continent is becoming dependent on the de facto printing of money rather than any genuine wealth creation.  Unlike the United States, none of the nations of Europe have any mechanism to overturn the socialist mentality rampant throughout the continent or a long history of fearing an overweening central authority.

In November the American people will have to choose between what may well be the worst nominees for President in modern history.  Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making promises and commitments they have no intention or ability to honor.  Neither can they reverse the course the nation is on, as they and their respective parties do not have the desire or the capability to do so.  Only the American people can rescue the nation for generations yet unborn.  They must open their eyes to the reality of human nature that the Founders understood and take advantage of the framework they so masterfully devised." - Steve McCann


Steve McCann  AmericanThinker.com May 24, 2016

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Plato

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

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

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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.

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Charlotte

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    General George Patton

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

  • "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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • “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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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

  • 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.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Voltaire

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

    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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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)

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

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

    John D. Ashcroft

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    James Madison

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Willis Player

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    John Wooden

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Unknown

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    George Orwell

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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)

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    American Patriot

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Paul Jacob

  • “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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Syrus

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    American Patriot

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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)

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    John Wooden

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    James Madison

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • “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 )

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    George Mason

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Socrates

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Brad Thor

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

    John Jay

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Jay Leno

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Plato

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

    Lord Byron

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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Confucius

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    John Wayne

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charlie Daniels

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Aristotle

  • "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."

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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.

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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Author Unknown

  • “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)

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "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)

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Anonymous

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    James Madison

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

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

    John Adams

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

    George Washington

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    WAG

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    WAG

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    WAG

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Galileo

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    William Pitt

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    GR

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Mark Twain

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

    St. Augustine

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anatole France

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "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

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

    Josef Stalin

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Luck

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    WAG

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

    Harry Truman

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Matthew 16:26

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Groucho Marx

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    WAG

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


    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin