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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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    Thomas Sowell

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

  • "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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    George Mason

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Moliere

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    George Washington

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "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

  • “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”

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "No 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

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

    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

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

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

    Confucius

  • "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.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Wayne LaPierre

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    David Letterman

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    John Jay

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

  • "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

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

    Anatole France

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

    George Washington

  • “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

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • 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

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

    John Kerry

  • 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.

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ayn Rand

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Socrates

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    John Wayne

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    James Madison

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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


    WAG

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

    Dave Barry

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    WAG

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    WAG

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

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

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

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Anonymous

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "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"

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

  • "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

  • 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.”

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    James Madison

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    John Adams

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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."

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

  • "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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "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)

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Washington

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    WAG

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • “The 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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    GR

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    Unknown

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Harry Truman

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    WAG

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

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

    George Orwell

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Saul Bellow

  • 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

  • “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”

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    George Orwell

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Aristotle

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

    Tacitus

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

  • "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

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • “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

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    John Wooden

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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 oppose the war, but support the troops"

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    George Santayana

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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 man cannot be comfortable without his own approval"

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Will Rogers

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • “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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

  • “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)

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    George Orwell

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • 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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Anonymous

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Willis Player

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    WAG

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

    Mike Adams

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Plato

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Josef Stalin

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Plato

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG