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Wow, Sen. Jeff Merkley Has Really Done A 180 On Filibuster Reform
Posted By: G-man on April 7, 2017 07:15 AM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Christine Rousselle  TownHall.com Published on April 6, 2017


"In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, let's take a gander at Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and his thoughts on filibuster reform:

November 2013: Merkley is completely fine with then-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) inventing the "Reid Rule," and even thanked him for his leadership on the topic.

"Thank you for your leadership RT @SenatorReid Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to consider filibuster reform. It had to be done."

April 2017: Merkley goes full-blown emo kid when the judicial filibuster is abolished.

"The dark deed is done. McConnell has just put a knife into the heart of our We the People republic."

So which is it, Sen. Merkley? Leadership or the end of the world?" -- Christine Rousselle


Christine Rousselle  TownHall.com April 6, 2017

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    Francis Bacon

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    GR

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • 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.”

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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."

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    WAG

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

    John Adams

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    WAG

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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)

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

  • “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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Galileo

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus

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

    WAG

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

    Anatole France

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    James Madison

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “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?”

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Barbara Bush

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    American Citizen

  • “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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Steven Wright

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    WAG

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

    George Santayana

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

    George Mason

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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."

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

    John Jay

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Socrates

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Washington

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    George Orwell

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Government Motto

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    John Adams

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Voltaire

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Knute Rockne

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Jason Laumark

  • “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

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

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Bovard

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

  • "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"

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • "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)

  • 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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Willis Player

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • “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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Patrick Henry

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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

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

    Anne Coleman

  • “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

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kerry

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

    WAG

  • "The 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

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

    WAG

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • 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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    WAG

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

  • “The 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

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

  • “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 )

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Syrus

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

    George Washington

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

    John Wooden

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “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

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Jack Miner

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    David Stockman

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    George Eliot

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Howard Buffett

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "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)

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

  • "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

  • "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

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


    WAG

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    George Berkeley

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Sutherland

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Moliere

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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”

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    Sam Adams

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charlotte

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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    James A. Garfield

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    David Boaz

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Wooden

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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)

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Anonymous

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Thomas Edison

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Will Rogers

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

    George Orwell

  • “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

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • “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

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Leo Durocher

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Daniel Webster

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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