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Boris Johnson: Americans Would Never Accept EU Restrictions – So Why Should We?
Posted By: Eagle1 on March 14, 2016 08:22 AM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Telegraph.co.uk Published on March 14, 2016


Barack Obama's plan to urge voters to remain in the European Union is a 'piece of outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy', Boris Johnson writes

I love America. I believe in the American dream. Indeed, I hold that the story of the past 100 years has been very largely about how America rose to global greatness – and how America has helped to preserve and expand democracy around the world. In two global conflicts, and throughout the Cold War, the United States has fought for the founding ideals of the republic: that government of the people, by the people, for the people should not perish from the earth.

"There is no country in the world that defends its own sovereignty with such hysterical vigilance as the United States of America"

So it is on the face of it a bit peculiar that US government officials should believe that Britain must remain within the EU – a system in which democracy is increasingly undermined.

Some time in the next couple of months we are told that President Obamahimself is going to arrive in this country, like some deus ex machina, to pronounce on the matter. Air Force One will touch down; a lectern with the presidential seal will be erected. The British people will be told to be good to themselves, to do the right thing. We will be informed by our most important ally that it is in our interests to stay in the EU, no matter how flawed we may feel that organisation to be. Never mind the loss of sovereignty; never mind the expense and the bureaucracy and the uncontrolled immigration.

The American view is very clear. Whether in code or en clair, the President will tell us all that UK membership of the EU is right for Britain, right for Europe, and right for America. And why? Because that – or so we will be told – is the only way we can have “influence” in the counsels of the nations.

It is an important argument, and deserves to be taken seriously. I also think it is wholly fallacious – and coming from Uncle Sam, it is a piece of outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy.

There is no country in the world that defends its own sovereignty with such hysterical vigilance as the United States of America. This is a nation born from its glorious refusal to accept overseas control. Almost two and a half centuries ago the American colonists rose up and violently asserted the principle that they – and they alone – should determine the government of America, and not George III or his ministers. To this day the Americans refuse to kneel to almost any kind of international jurisdiction. Alone of Western nations, the US declines to accept that its citizens can be subject to the rulings of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. They have not even signed up to the Convention on the Law of the Sea. Can you imagine the Americans submitting their democracy to the kind of regime that we have in the EU?

Think of Nafta – the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement – that links the US with Canada and Mexico. Suppose it were constituted on the lines of the EU, with a commission and a parliament and a court of justice. Would the Americans knuckle under – to a Nafta commission and parliament generating about half their domestic law? Would they submit to a Nafta court of justice – supreme over all US institutions – and largely staffed by Mexicans and Canadians whom the people of the US could neither appoint nor remove? No way. The idea is laughable, and completely alien to American traditions. So why is it essential for Britain to comply with a system that the Americans would themselves reject out of hand? Is it not a blatant case of “Do as I say, but not as I do”?

Of course it is. As for this precious “influence”, so dearly bought, I am not sure that it is all it is cracked up to be – or that Britain’s EU membership is really so valuable to Washington. Since the very foundation of the Common Market, the Washington establishment has supported the idea of European integration. The notable state department figure George W Ball worked on drafting the Schuman plan in 1950. He was a pallbearer at the funeral of Jean Monnet, the architect of the European project.

The Americans see the EU as a way of tidying up a continent whose conflicts have claimed huge numbers of American lives; as a bulwark against Russia, and they have always conceived it to be in American interests for the UK – their number one henchperson, their fidus Achates – to be deeply engaged. Symmetrically, it has been a Foreign Office superstition that we are more important to Washington if we can plausibly claim to have “influence” in Brussels. But with every year that passes that influence diminishes.

It is not just that we are being ever more frequently outvoted in the council of ministers, and our officials ever more heavily outnumbered in the Commission. The whole concept of “pooling sovereignty” is a fraud and a cheat. We are not really sharing control with other EU governments: the problem is rather that all governments have lost control to the unelected federal machine. We don’t know who they are, or what language they speak, and we certainly don’t know what we can do to remove them at an election.

"There is a profound difference between the US and the EU, and one that will never disappear"

When Americans look at the process of European integration, they make a fundamental category error. With a forgivable narcissism, they assume that we Europeans are evolving – rather haltingly – so as to become just like them: a United States of Europe, a single federal polity. That is indeed what the eurozone countries are trying to build; but it is not right for many EU countries, and it certainly isn’t right for Britain.

There is a profound difference between the US and the EU, and one that will never disappear. The US has a single culture, a single language, a single and powerful global brand, and a single government that commands national allegiance. It has a national history, a national myth, a demos that is the foundation of their democracy. The EU has nothing of the kind. In urging us to embed ourselves more deeply in the EU’s federalising structures, the Americans are urging us down a course they would never dream of going themselves. That is because they are a nation conceived in liberty. They sometimes seem to forget that we are quite fond of liberty, too." -- Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk March 14, 2016

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

    Reverend Ike

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Anatole France

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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


    WAG

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    American Citizen

  • "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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Government Motto

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

    George Washington

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

    Galileo

  • “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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    GR

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

    Danny Schecter

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Barbara Bush

  • "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.

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Jay Leno

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Wooden

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    George Washington

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

    Anonymous

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

    James Madison

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Charlie Daniels

  • 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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Doug Powers

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ann Landers

  • “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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    John Adams

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

    Bob Hope

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

    American Patriot

  • “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?”

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

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

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    John Kerry

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • “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”

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • “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)

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ian Fleming

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Josef Stalin

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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

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

    Luck

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "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

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Progressive apologist

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

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Letterman

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

  • “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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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."

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

    Dick Cheney

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    St. Augustine

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

    John Adams

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Joseph Addison

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Harry Truman

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Santayana

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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)

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

    James Bovard

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Sam Adams

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Unknown

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Steven Wright

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

    George Washington

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • “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”

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    WAG

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    James Madison

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Winston Churchill

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • “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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    John Wooden

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    David Stockman

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Willis Player

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • “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 )

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Plato

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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.”

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

  • "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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

    James Madison

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

    Tacitus

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Charlotte

  • "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.

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Voltaire

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • “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)

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

    Mike Adams

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Moliere

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • “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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    George Washington

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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)

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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"

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Socrates

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

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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)

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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 liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

  • "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"

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Orwell

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur