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Captain Kelly's Hypocrisy
Posted By: Liberty on March 30, 2013 03:05 PM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Russ Vaughn  AmericanThinker.com Published on March 30, 2013


"Recently, former astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former congresswoman and shooting victim, Gabby Giffords, was seen making firearms purchases in an Arizona gun shop. That would not be a newsworthy event except for the fact that Giffords and Kelly have been much in the public eye lately, even setting up their own organization and a slickly done website for promoting stricter regulation of firearms.

On that site is a link to a Kelly video which shows Kelly driving from their home to a Tucson gun shop to purchase a handgun and to surreptitiously film the event to demonstrate the ease with which one can purchase a handgun. With his concealed camera recording Kelly goes through the procedure, reciting for his hidden camera the various statements to which he must swear under penalty of law to be eligible for the completion of the purchase. With the transaction successfully completed, Kelly returns to his home and shows his wife their new handgun, emphasizing for her and the videographer the ease of purchase.

Now I have no problem with any of that. Kelly thinks he's showing that the process is too simple and the rules need to be tightened. I happen to think he reinforces the position of the NRA and most lawful gun owners that sufficient safeguards already exist if they are enforced. Here's the pdf version of the form, Firearms Transaction Record Part I, Over-the-Counter, that Kelly and all the rest of us must fill out when making a firearms purchase. Note the repeated warnings in bold-face that the purchaser is certifying the truth, correctness and completeness of his document under penalty of law.

And what about Kelly's second purchase that day, the details of which he apparently has not been so forthcoming to the public. According to the gun shop proprietor and operator, Kelly also bought a semi-automatic, AR-15 style rifle, the very weapon the gun-grabbers are wetting their pants over. It was only when Kelly's presence in the gun shop was noticed by other customers and subsequently revealed to the media that Kelly reported he was purchasing the "assault rifle" purely for the purpose of demonstrating the ease with which it could be done. He claimed to have no intention of keeping the weapon but planned to turn it over to the Tucson police.

The gun shop proprietor ultimately decided to void the sale and refund Kelly's $1,295 payment. He noted that Kelly would have had to fill out the federal form before taking possession. I have information from a reliable source that Kelly filled out the paperwork at the time of purchase. The question in my mind is, did or would have, Kelly knowingly mislead the seller on that form? While he may in fact have been the actual buyer, and could truthfully so attest, if he was not planning to retain ownership, he was actually making a straw purchase for another owner, the Tucson police. So he was willing to put misleading information on the federal form in order to complete the transaction, a necessity to prove his point about the ease of buying an assault rifle.

And the question begs, if that was the true purpose, why didn't Kelly video record the actual purchase itself, so he'd have video proof of the transaction from start to finish, as he did with the handgun? Which handgun, by the way, he and Giffords apparently planned to keep as the posted video clearly shows. That seems strange as the video's first moments reveal that Kelly has other handguns but no semi-automatic rifle. Why then keep the handgun but not the rifle? Kelly's a retired navy captain so he surely knows the essential difference between an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a true, fully automatic assault weapon. He knows the former is a civilian weapon of self-defense while the latter is a weapon of war.

Sorry, but I'm just not buying it. I think Kelly meant to keep that rifle but got caught in a hypocritical embarrassment contradictory to his professed public pronouncements, assuredly not unusual in Democrat politics. Once exposed, he concocted the police ploy for cover. No one I know among gun owners begrudges the Kelly's having an AR-15. Frankly we believe they should be well-armed. Who knows what kook out there might decide his path to glory lies in the finishing of Jared Loughner's dirty work. It's the hypocrisy that is troublesome. Rather than making questionable purchases to prove how easy it is, Kelly and Giffords might better serve the cause of improved public protection from the likes of Loughner by working with police and mental health agencies to assure Jared's kind are in the federal no-purchase database.

I admired Mark Kelly prior to this episode. He's a former combat naval aviator. I've known several and they're a stalwart breed. I particularly respect anyone who will strap a dangerously volatile, shuttle launching, rocket booster to his butt and blast off into space. I admire the way he has been so strongly supportive of his wife and her recovery. To see the two of them together and interacting would be heartwarming were it not for their nefarious political mission of aiding the gun-grabbing Democrats. And I most assuredly do not like Kelly's self-serving, hypocritical, political duplicity. For me, the question begging is this:

Captain, did you sell all that good currency of your national service for the cheap rewards of shoddy Democrat politics?" -- Russ Vaughn


Russ Vaughn  AmericanThinker.com March 30, 2013

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    James Madison

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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)

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

  • “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)

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    John Kerry

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • “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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Steven Wright

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

    WAG

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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • “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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • 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

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

  • "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

  • “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)

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • “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”

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Brad Thor

  • “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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Sam Adams

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

    George Washington

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Charlotte

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Confucius

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • “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”

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "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

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

    Moliere

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Gordy

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "If 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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    GR

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • “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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "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 more powerful in a democracy than knowledge”

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Willis Player

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “The 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)

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    WAG

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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.

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

  • “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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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”

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    David Letterman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

    American Patriot

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

  • “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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Syrus

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

  • “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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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 )

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

  • 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.”

  • 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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • "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)

  • "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 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    John Wooden

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Galileo

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Voltaire

  • “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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Tacitus

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

  • "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)

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Socrates

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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


    WAG

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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)

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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)

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Lord Byron

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Plato

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

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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • “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)

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    William Pitt

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

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    John Wayne

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

  • 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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Alfred Adler

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "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 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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

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

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Anatole France

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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."

  • “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?”

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Anonymous

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Pat Flynn

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    George Mason

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

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

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk