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You Don’t Get To Lecture About ‘Christian Values’ While You Support Killing Babies
Posted By: BullsEye on April 3, 2017 07:18 AM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Matt Walsh  TheBlaze.com Published on March 17, 2017


"You’d think by now people would know to never believe a single word the Left says about Trump (or about anything) without first verifying. It doesn’t matter what the story is. If they tell you Trump ate pancakes for breakfast, you should just assume he had waffles until evidence proves otherwise. That’s how blatant and pervasive the lying has become.

We were treated to another example of this yesterday when the President released his budget. Immediately, the Left went into Apocalyptic Outrage Mode because it cuts a number of programs, agencies, and commissions that mostly exist just to provide paychecks to useless bureaucrats. It also slashes funding to “the arts” and PBS, which provoked a lot of weeping and wailing about the impending unemployment crisis on Sesame Street. Even on this issue, as unimportant as it is, the Left is lying. Sesame Street is on HBO now. So if you’re really concerned about the continued employment of Big Bird, you need not worry. As for cutting “arts” funding, I think I speak for the average American when I yawn dismissively, roll my eyes, and proceed to not care in the slightest.

All of this pales in comparison, however, to the outrage over the fact that Trump is planning to “end Meals on Wheels,” thus directly causing the death and starvation of our nation’s senior citizens. Social media exploded, and is still exploding, with millions of tweets and lengthy Facebook diatribes castigating Trump and the evil Republicans for defunding the program. Dozens of articles were written with headlines like “Trump Just Announced Plan to End ‘Meals on Wheels’ for Seniors,” which, if you didn’t know any better, would make you think Trump just announced a plan to end Meals on Wheels for seniors.

The only problem with all of this is that it’s total nonsense. Trump did not end Meals on Wheels. He didn’t do anything close to ending Meals on Wheels. His budget doesn’t mention Meals on Wheels. Instead, his budget cuts a program called the Community Development Block Grant. This program, which is often abused, partially funds Meals on Wheels. But the funds it gets from the CDBG are small in comparison to the funds it gets from sources like the Older Americans Act, which remains unscathed by Trump’s budget. Meals on Wheels also subsists largely on private donations. So, it’s not close to accurate to say that Meals on Wheels is “ended.” It’s not even accurate to say that government funding of Meals on Wheels is ended. Rather, one single source of government funding to the program is ended, while may other sources, including private ones, will continue.

Yet even as the real story surfaces —a story anyone could have figured out for themselves simply by reading the budget proposal — the Left continues to wring its hands and shake its finger at conservatives who have so far refused to weep openly about a partial cut to a charitable program that’s only partially funded by the government. As is always the case when the subject of entitlements arises, suddenly the godless Left has decided that the government must follow a Biblical mandate to help the poor, and anyone who disagrees with them is a “bad Christian.” Just imagine how they’d react if Trump actually cut entitlement spending, instead of just trimming around the edges like this.

Twitter has been full of Leftists insisting that Jesus would support funding for Meals on Wheels, therefore we Christians have a duty to oppose Trump’s plan. I have been personally lectured dozens of times over the past 24 hours about my lack of Christian charity and my refusal to abide by Biblical teachings on this subject. It’s fascinating that the very people who normally dismiss the Bible as a book of primitive fairy tales will suddenly appeal to its authority on an issue like entitlement spending (or refugees or immigration).

There are two problems with the Left using the Bible as a cudgel on this issue. First of all, Jesus does not endorse nor command that we support the notion of a massive, out of control Welfare State. When He speaks of helping the poor — and He does speak of it often — notice how the exhortations are phrased. Here are just a few examples:

“Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.” – Matthew 5:42

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” – Matthew 25:35

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:40

“Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” – Luke 12:33

Take note of two words that keep appearing. Namely, “you” and “give.” You need to give. You. Personally. Physically. Of your own free will and volition. Christ is not outlining a budget proposal or advocating for a certain form of government. He did not say, “I was hungry and you lobbied your political representative to write a piece of legislation that will appropriate money from your neighbor and, after a portion of it is siphoned off for other purposes, and much of it is wasted on fraud and abuse, a certain small percentage was used to fund programs that would eventually give me food.” The New Testament would be, like, 600 pages longer if this is how Christ approached things. Luckily, He was far more direct.

What He actually said was simple: “I was hungry and you gave me food.” As in, you saw a hungry person and right there on the spot gave him food. Or, knowing that there are a lot of hungry people in your community, you, through your own efforts, took your own money and gave it to charities that help the poor in your neighborhood. That is what the Bible tells us to do. And do it we must.

You can only call a Christian a hypocrite if he does not help the poor with his own time and money. His position on entitlement spending is irrelevant. If he supports entitlements but does not help the poor on his own, he is ignoring Christ’s commands and exposing himself as a hypocrite. If he disagrees with entitlements but uses his own money to help the poor, he is obeying the commands and acting consistently and compassionately.

Now, why did Christ tell us to approach the poor in this direct and personal way, rather than instructing us to set up elaborate welfare schemes. Well, I think this passage gives us a hint:

“Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” – Luke 21: 1

If the goal of Biblical charity were simply to get as much money into the hands of the poor as possible, or to treat poverty like a disease that must be eradicated systematically, then Jesus would not put forth this example as a model for us. Practically speaking, that poor widow achieved nothing. Two copper coins won’t get you much, even in those days. But it’s not about the money, primarily. It’s about the love that went into it.

What Christ is telling us is that we must love one another. And when you love someone, you give to them. You give of yourself, not of someone else. You give your own money, not your neighbor’s. Personal charity is an act of love. Helping at a soup kitchen is an act of love. Giving a hot meal to a homeless man is an act of love. Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is an act of love. But sitting back and letting the government take care of it with other people’s money is not an act of love. It’s not an act at all. It’s nothing. You have not fulfilled your moral obligation to give to the poor by cooperating with the government’s various entitlement schemes. You’ve done nothing. If that’s all the “charity” you perform, you perform no charity.

This is what it comes down to: if every person whining about these minor cuts to Meals on Wheels were to go online and donate next month’s Starbucks allowance to the organization, there wouldn’t be an issue. Here’s the link, by the way. Put your money where your mouth is. Don’t tell me you’re concerned about Meals on Wheels if you aren’t willing to contribute to it personally. And that’s what Jesus wants you to do: contribute personally.

I’m not in favor of letting poor people starve. I’m also not in favor of entitlement programs that are rife with abuse, foster dependence on government, and have done nothing to actually minimize the poverty rate. I’m in favor of individuals helping their fellow citizens, as Christ instructed.

Second, if the government is supposed to follow a Biblical mandate to give to the poor, is that where its Biblical responsibilities end? If so, why? It seems to me that if we are (inaccurately) using Christ’s teachings and examples to support government funding of Meals on Wheels, we should look through the rest of the Book to see what else may apply.

What about this from Matthew:

“He said to them, “Have you not read that He Who made them in the first place made them man and woman? It says, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and will live with his wife. The two will become one.’ So they are no longer two but one. Let no man divide what God has put together.”

Wow. Christ kind of hits three liberal birds with one stone there, doesn’t He? If we’re following the “government should do what Jesus said” model, it looks like we have to outlaw gay marriage (“man and wife”), transgender protections (“he made them man and woman”), and even divorce (“let no man divide what God has put together”).

And what about this from Luke:

And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb.

Note that the being in the womb is called a “baby,  and that the baby is said to have consciousness. Also note that Jesus Christ Himself came into this world as an unborn baby, which seems to confirm the sanctity of life in the womb. And if that isn’t enough, there’s this:

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” – Jeremiah 1:5

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.” – Genesis 1:27

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” – Psalm 139

Well, there goes abortion. The Bible couldn’t be any clearer about the value and dignity of unborn life, could it?

I could go on, obviously. The Bible is chock-full of teachings that the Left rejects. And if you proposed that the government model itself after these teachings, the very people now pulling the “Christian” card for entitlements would suddenly accuse you of advocating for a theocracy.

Of course, you might argue that the reverse is true. Why am I proposing “Christian laws” with regards to abortion and marriage but not when it comes to welfare? Well, I’ll tell you: First, as I’ve explained, the Welfare State isn’t necessarily in keeping with Christian teaching. Second, feeding the poor is something I can and should do myself. I am not, however, capable of preventing women from killing their unborn children. The government must step in. Third, the “Christian teachings” I want the government to follow are universal and embedded in Natural Law. You don’t have to be a Christian to believe that it’s wrong to crush a baby’s skull, nor do you have to be a Christian to recognize that marriage and the family are the foundations of human society and should be protected.

I am not actually advocating for a theocracy. Ironically, it’s the Left doing that. But, as we’ve seen, in a very limited and inconsistent way." -- Matt Walsh

To see more from Matt Walsh, visit his channel on TheBlaze.


Matt Walsh  TheBlaze.com March 17, 2017

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  • "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)

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "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)

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Charlie Daniels

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Horning

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    WAG

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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."

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "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

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • "If 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

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

  • "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)

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Willis Player

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Thomas Edison

  • “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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Doug Powers

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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • 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 lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Plato

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    George Washington

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Bovard

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    W. C. Fields

  • 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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Washington

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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.

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    WAG

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

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    George Orwell

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ted Nugent

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

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    John Wooden

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Syrus

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

  • "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

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

    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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Confucious

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Voltaire

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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)

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Samuel Adams

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Socrates

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Moliere

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

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    David Stockman

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    James Madison

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Charlotte

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


    WAG

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Santayana

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

    WAG

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    John Wooden

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Anatole France

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    WAG

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    William Pitt

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Voltaire

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Unknown

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

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

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

    Luck

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • 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.”

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    George Washington

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "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."

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    George Washington

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    American Patriot

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Sam Adams

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “The 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 )

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Plato

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    George Washington

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Steven Wright

  • “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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

  • "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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

    Galileo

  • 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

  • “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)

  • "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

  • "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)

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

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

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

    John Adams

  • “It is 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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • “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)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

  • “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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • 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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Addison

  • “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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • “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?”

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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