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Government Shutdowns, The Border Wall, And Rank Hypocrisy
Posted By: Letters on May 2, 2017 08:05 AM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Jack Hellner  AmericanThinker.com Published on April 27, 2017


"In 2006, when Democrats were trying to take over the House and Senate, a majority of them voted for a wall on the Mexican border.  President Obama, Senate leader Harry Reid, House leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Dick Durbin, then-senator Hillary Clinton, and then-senator Joe Biden all voted for the wall.  The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and the major networks supported these Democrats.  They did not call them racists and anti-immigrants.

In September 2013, Obama and the Democrats actually shut down government because they didn’t get their way on Obamacare.  The media, of course, blamed Sen. Ted Cruz and the Republicans.  The media did not suggest that Obama and the Democrats compromise and work across the aisle with Republicans.

In September 2015, Obama and the Democrats threatened to shut the government if Republicans left $500 million for a non-government agency, the special interest group Planned Parenthood.  Again, the media blamed Republicans and did not suggest that the Democrats compromise.

Now, in March 2017, Democrats who voted for a wall threaten to shut down government if any funding for a wall is included.  The media have not called out Democrats to compromise, nor have they called them obstructionists.  They instead have wondered if Trump would be willing to compromise with Democrats.  With Democrats, it is always one way.  Of course, as long as Sen. Lindsay Graham and Sen. John McCain go along with Democrats, they are in high demand for media appearances.

In summary, the media puppets will blame Republicans no matter what.  The bias is astonishing and pathetic.

Of course, throughout all the genuflecting to Democrats and the constant repetition of Democrat talking points as news, the media pretend they are very serious about vetting out fake news.  Google is just as willing as other media outlets to report Democrat talking points and push their agenda as real news.  Why would anyone trust them to analyze what is fake and what is real?

The day the public sees the following headline in the AP, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and USA Today, they may start believing that the media is serious about telling the truth: "Durbin and Schumer back out of their promise to build a border wall."  Otherwise, we know that most of the media are continuing to be the sycophants and hypocrites that they have been for a long time." -- Jack Hellner


Jack Hellner  AmericanThinker.com April 27, 2017

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    Oscar Wilde

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Will Rogers

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

    David Boaz

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “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”

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

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

  • "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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Author Unknown

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Evan Sayet

  • “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

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Anatole France

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jay Leno

  • “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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • 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

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

  • "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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Confucius

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    WAG

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

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

    James Madison

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

    American Citizen

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    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

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Voltaire

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rod Serling

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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.

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • "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

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

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

    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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    William Pitt

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

    WAG

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

    John Wooden

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    WAG

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "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)

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Anonymous

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

  • “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 free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

  • “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”

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

    George Mason

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

  • “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”

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Voltaire

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

  • “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?”

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

    American Patriot

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    George Orwell

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    WAG

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Mike Adams

  • "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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Syrus

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

    Aristotle

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    James Madison

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

    George Santayana

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    John Adams

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Pat Flynn

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    David Letterman

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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)

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

    Charlotte

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John Wayne

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

    WAG

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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


    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Anne Coleman

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    George Washington

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "I 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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • “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)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Doug Larson

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Douglas Casey

  • 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

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

    James Madison

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

    Socrates

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Willis Player

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Karl Marx

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

    George Mason

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

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

    WAG

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "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)

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

    George Washington

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    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

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

  • "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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ayn Rand

  • 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

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    George Eliot

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

    Aristotle

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

    Plato

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Horning

  • 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

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "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

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

    Tacitus

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    George Orwell

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

  • “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

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Sir Walter Scott