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Imposing The New 'Realism'
Posted By: DAD on January 18, 2017 11:05 AM in Road To Rome
Robert Curry  AmericanThinker.com Published on November 1, 2016


"Ordinary Americans are for the most part commonsense realists.  For most Americans, especially those who have not had the privilege of being steeped in sophisticated Ivy League thinking, it is still self-evident that a boy in a tutu and a tiara is a boy even if he claims he is a female.  But according to our ruling elite in and out of government, what the boy says must now determine which bathroom and shower room he has access to.

I suppose you already know that all this does not stop with boys who claim to be female.  For example, in 2016, New York City released a list of 31 genders approved by the city's Commission on Human Rights.  The 31 genders listed include "drag king," "drag queen," "butch," "femme queen," "gender fluid," "gender blender," "gender gifted," "gender bender," and "femme person of transgender experience."  Businesses can now be fined as much as $250,000 for refusing to address someone by his preferred pronoun.  In addition, New Yorkers may use the bathroom or locker room of their choice, based on their "gender identity," without having to show any kind of documentation or proof.

The ruling class has declared war on common sense.

Our ruling elite is now trying to replace commonsense realism with what can only be called "linguistic realism" – if I say I am female or "gender gifted," then that is what I am.  To paraphrase one of America's most revered thought leaders, "it all depends on what the meaning of the word 'boy' is."

Linguistic realism takes us far beyond the war on common sense that is political correctness.  According to the dictates of political correctness, the commonsense claim that importing huge numbers of Muslims from the Middle East amounts to importing trouble and terrorism is disallowed.  Anyone who makes that commonsense claim is denounced as a racist or an Islamophobe.  But at least political correctness still allows us to say a Muslim is a Muslim. 

According to linguistic realism, you can't say the boy is a boy.  And according political correctness, you can't say that importing large numbers of Muslims is unsafe.  There is a whole lot of "you can't say that" going on in the war on common sense.

The split between the commonsense realism of regular Americans and the linguistic realism and political correctness championed by the sophisticated members of the elite goes a long way toward explaining the current divide between regular Americans and America's elite.  America has always had an elite, but America has not always had this divide.  Once upon a time, during the American Founding and for quite some time thereafter, elite Americans and ordinary Americans alike were commonsense realists.  The Founders were skillful masters of the formal philosophic logic of commonsense realism, and for generations, the education of elite Americans was grounded in commonsense realism.  (For a more complete discussion of this fascinating story, I refer the reader to my book Common Sense Nation.)

I often hear it said that common sense has become uncommon.  That did not just, somehow, happen.  There is a relentless and escalating campaign against common sense in America, and it is coming from the political left.

Of course, people cannot abandon common sense in the conduct of their daily lives without putting their survival at risk.  No matter how vehemently sophisticated people reject common sense, they can be counted on not to let their infant children play with sharp knives.  Nor are they going to try to outrun the police in an ancient Toyota.  They aren't going to jump into the Grand Canyon with an umbrella to find out whether doing so would get them safely to the bottom.  And so on.

Consequently, the abandonment of commonsense realism is necessarily restricted to areas of life in which nonsense can run unchecked by contact with reality – areas such as movies; fiction; philosophy; and, too often for too long, political discourse." --  Robert Curry

Robert Curry is the author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea from Encounter Books.  Common Sense Nation was selected as a finalist for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's prestigious annual book award for 2016.  You can preview the book at here.


Robert Curry  AmericanThinker.com November 1, 2016

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    American Citizen

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

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

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    James Madison

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    James Madison

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

  • "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

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Government Motto

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "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)

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Willis Player

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    American Patriot

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Reverend Ike

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Voltaire

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • “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?”

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Confucious

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John Adams

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

  • "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

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Moliere

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Demosthenes

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

    George Orwell

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

  • "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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    WAG

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "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

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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    WAG

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

    William Pitt

  • "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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Adams

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

    James Bovard

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Karl Marx

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

    St. Augustine

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Tacitus

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

  • “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)

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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”

  • “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)

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "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

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Unknown

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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 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)

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

    Galileo

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

  • "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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

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

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    WAG

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

  • “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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Pat Flynn

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • “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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Anatole France

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Luck

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    William Pitt

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Doug Christie

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • 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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Socrates

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "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"

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    WAG

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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.

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Adams

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Syrus

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

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

  • “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

  • “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)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    John Kerry

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    George Washington

  • “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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Saul Bellow

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

  • "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

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

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Voltaire

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

    George Washington

  • “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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Barry

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    WAG

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    George Santayana

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

    George Eliot

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

  • "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)

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Strom Thurmond