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Mayor Of Berkeley Apologizes, Yet Keeps Digging The Hole He Has Excavated
Posted By: G-man on February 3, 2017 08:08 AM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Thomas Lifson  AmericanThinker.com Published on February 3, 2017


"The new Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin, made a fool of himself on Twitter both in the run up to and the aftermath of the riots that denied First Amendment rights to Milo Yiannopoulos and the many students who bought tickets to his sold-out speaking engagement at the University of California.  The rookie mayor, now in a national spotlight, bears some responsibility for signaling the rioters that their attack is understandable because, as he put it in a tweet just a couple of hours before the event was scheduled to begin, “Hate speech isn’t welcome in our community.”

This was highly irresponsible. How does “speech…silence marginalized communities”? Milo or anyone else that expresses ideas the mayor doesn’t like is not silencing people. But by maintaining that allowing him to speak would “silence” groups that the mayor likes, he provides justification for those who would and did silence Milo. After all, in the mayor’s telling of it, Milo was striking first by "silencing marginalized communities,” so retaliatory silencing is only fair play.

As the riots predictably happened, the mayor must have had an “oops” moment.

Twitter exploded with well-justified mockery of the mayor. Twitchy has collected a number of gems, but this one documents the mayor’s consistent fanboy attitude toward protesters and hostility toward police.

But the mayor wasn’t done making an ass of himself. He went on the throw the Berkeley Police Department under the bus:

Now I have a lot of sympathy for the Berkeley Police Department, working in the most politically correct city in the world. But the officers on the line were guided by policy of the Department, and there was ample time for the mayor to review the threat posed by enemies of free speech and discuss the use of force by the cops. The last time the BPD used tear gas on rioters in downtown Berkeley, they came in for criticism from then-mayor Tom Bates, a man who used to vacation in East Germany before the wall came down.  His successor, Mayor Arreguin, is widely considered to be well to his left. In fact, it is widely beieved that the endorsement of Bernie Sanders was a key to his election victory.

Now this is what must be understood:

The Berkeley and University Cops, and whatever other law enforcement might have been present (Alameda County Sherriff?) allowed over a hundred masked demonstrators, carrying weapons and dressed in all-black uniforms, to march through the streets of Berkeley onto the campus.  That violated multiple laws, but went unopposed. That was the moment to act, and for reasons that ought to be investigated (Hello, AG-to-be Sessions!) nothing was done to stop this imminent threat.

That is the scandal.

But Mayor Arreguin still was not done beclowning himself. He issued an official statement via Twitter that called Milo Yiannopoulos a “white nationalist” and after a firestorm he apologized, and issued a revised statement that called him an “alt-rightist,” another trigger word for violence by the fascist left.

The mayor now has to face the consequences of signaling that Berkeley is not a safe place to invest money in downtown real estate.  That’s a shame, because there has been a huge building boom, as people unable to afford San Francisco rents are flocking to Berkeley, which has fast BART trains into the city, and which is slightly less outrageously unaffordable, though still quite expensive. These new developments have been providing a lot of tax revenue to the city, and a lot of new business for downtown restaurants, bars, theatres, and merchants. A lot of poeple are going to be very unhappy if some of the big new projects in the pipeline get cancelled because Berkeley is unsafe. A few more minutes on BART will take commuters to safe spaces for normal people, like Lafayette, Orinda, and Walnut Creek.

Mayor Arreguin has made himself a virtuoso of politically correct incompetence.  If the mainstream media were conservative, not leftist, he would be driven from office over his comic (except for the damage to people and buildings) ineptitude. Somehow I suspect he has not learned his lesson. We’ll see." -- Thomas Lifson


Thomas Lifson  AmericanThinker.com February 3, 2017

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • “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

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

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • 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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Pope John Paul II

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    James Madison

  • "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 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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "If 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)

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “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)

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    David Boaz

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • 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.”

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Kerry

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Aristotle

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    William Pitt

  • “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

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    James Madison

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    WAG

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Edison

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    George Santayana

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    St. Augustine

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Syrus

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    George Orwell

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

  • “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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    George Washington

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

    George Orwell

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    American Patriot

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Orwell

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • “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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    WAG

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    WAG

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

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    George Eliot

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

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

    Unknown

  • "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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "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 free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    WAG

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Wooden

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Moliere

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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)

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    WAG

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

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

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

    American Citizen

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • “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 )

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

    George Orwell

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    James Madison

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Mason

  • "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.

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    GR

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Confucius

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Tacitus

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

    George Sutherland

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

  • “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”

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • 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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

  • "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.

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "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."

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Anne Coleman

  • 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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    David Letterman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Washington

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Plato

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

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

    Charlotte

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

  • 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.

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Willis Player

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

    WAG

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

    Voltaire

  • "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 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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

  • "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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    WAG

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    George Berkeley

  • “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)

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aristotle

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    John Adams

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

  • "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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Galileo

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "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

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

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

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

    George Mason

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

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

  • "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

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

    Frederic Bastiat