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HOW DARE TRUMP FIRE COMEY!
Posted By: Letters on May 11, 2017 02:52 PM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Daniel Greenfield  FrontPageMag.com Published on May 11, 2017


The Left’s shameless hypocrisy on the firing of the FBI Director

"Before the election, Nancy Pelosi had hinted that Hillary would fire FBI Director James Comey. 

"Maybe he's not in the right job," the House Dem leader had coyly suggested. "I think that we have to just get through this election and just see what the casualties are along the way."

The FBI Director was at risk of becoming a “casualty” over his handling of the Hillary investigation.

There was no outrage and no front page editorials at the New York Times and the Washington Post. No comparisons to Watergate or calls for an investigation. A top Dem suggesting that the FBI Director would have to leave because he was investigating another top Dem was just “good government.”

And there would have been none of the hypocritical media outcry if the election had gone another way and Comey were being told to pack his bags by President Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager had also hinted that Comey might have to step down because of his bias against Hillary. Now he claims that Trump’s firing of Comey “terrifies” him. 

After Comey’s letter, Schumer had declared, “I do not have confidence in him any longer.” That is what top government officials say before demanding someone’s job. But now Schumer is outraged. "If we don't get a special prosecutor, every American will rightfully suspect that the decision to fire #Comey was part of a cover-up," he tweeted. 

Were the Dem calls for Comey to resign also part of a cover-up? 

Harry Reid had called on Comey to resign. Congressman Steve Cohen even wrote an op-ed titled, “For the Sake of the FBI, Comey Should Resign.” Now he touts Comey as a recipient for the Profiles in Courage award and accuses Trump of firing him because Comey “threatened his presidency.”

From Comey must go for investigating Hillary to Comey must get an award for investigating Trump. Did Cohen want Comey to resign then because he threatened Hillary Clinton’s presidency?

The incoherently official position of the Dems is that Comey should have been forced out for investigating Hillary. But that Trump shouldn’t be allowed to fire him because that’s a cover-up.

Democrats should be able to get rid of inconvenient FBI directors any time they please. And if Hillary had won, it wouldn’t have been the first time that President Clinton fired an FBI Director.

The last president to send an FBI Director packing was Bill Clinton. The firing of Director Sessions was widely supported by the media even though the early Clinton scandals had already bumped up against the FBI. Like Comey, the media had initially backed Sessions on the hope that he would hurt Bush. And indeed, on Sessions’ watch, the FBI had tried to entrap the head of President Bush’s Texas campaign.

Then Bill Clinton won and the FBI was up to its ears both doing the dirty work for Hillary in the travel office scandal and investigating the scandal. The Clintons had bypassed the Justice Department to get the FBI to target travel office employees and secure a position for their friends and relatives. They illegally obtained FBI files on their targets and on hundreds of Republicans under false pretenses.

The House Government Reform and Oversight Committee would later produce a report accusing the White House of politicizing the FBI. The FBI had been investigating its own contacts with the White House. The same month that Clinton fired Sessions, the White House released a report on the propriety of its own actions. It was against this corrupt background that the FBI Director was fired.

Director Sessions was fired on July 19, 1993. On the next day, Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster was found dead in a Washington D.C. park. A note found in his briefcase included the phrase, "The FBI lied in their report to the AG."  

The FBI was quickly brought in on the investigation.  Foster had been closely involved in the scandal. Vince Foster's death and Bill Clinton's nomination of Freeh as the new FBI Director had to compete for space on the front page of the Washington Post. Floyd Clarke, the acting director whom Sessions had blamed for” pushing him out, briefed Freeh on Foster’s death.

But the media found no problem with President Clinton firing the FBI Director. It took his justification for the firing at face value, but it insists on ascribing dark motives to Trump.

"Mr. Comey’s breathtakingly rash and irresponsible decision," the New York Times had breathlessly editorialized during the campaign, "had undermine(d) the American people’s trust in the nation’s top law enforcement agencies.”  Now it has a splashy front page linking Comey’s firing to Watergate.

“Many hear echoes of Watergate,” the Times editorializes. “The immediate echo: ‘Saturday Night Massacre,” the Washington Post echoes on its own front page. 

Can you hear the echo? It’s the echo of a media echo chamber repeating its lies to itself.

The Post had gone from headlines like "Comey misstated key Clinton email evidence at hearing" and "James Comey just stepped in it, big time" to "Firing FBI director Comey is already backfiring" and "If Trump fired Comey over Russia, he must go". As in 1984, we have always been at war with Eastasia. 

"This man's position at the FBI is no longer tenable #FireComey," Keith Olbermann had declared last year. Now he's demanding President Trump's impeachment for firing Comey.

Dana Milbank, the Post’s answer to Keith Olbermann, screeched earlier that Comey had “single-handedly caused Donald Trump to win the presidency.” Now he’s ranting, “Trump like Nixon will fall.” Before the Comey letter, he was insisting, “Republican attacks on Comey undermine the rule of law”.

Attacking Comey undermines the rule of law. Unless the FBI is investigating Hillary and then undermining the rule of law is a wonderful thing. And we should all attack Comey.

The media’s response to Comey radically changed based on whether he was investigating Hillary or Trump. And any official who attempts to navigate these tricky currents will face the same whiplash.

Milbank is already ranting that Rod “Rosenstein, who had a sterling reputation when he was confirmed two weeks ago, instantly turned himself into a Trump stooge.” Last year, he wrote the same thing about Comey. “At the start of 2016, the FBI director enjoyed a reputation as a public servant of high integrity.”

"What a year it has been for James Comey!" Milbank began that screed. And it has been quite a year. First he’s the last best hope for stopping Trump. Then, in Milbank’s words, he became a “Trump elector” and “protector”. And now he’s a hero again. Unless he says something else negative about Hillary.

If Comey was Trump’s elector and protector, why did he fire him? 

Either Comey is a corrupt tool of Trump. Or he’s a heroic public servant. Either he was Trump’s protector or a threat to him. But he can’t be both.

Either the media left was lying about Comey then. Or it’s lying about him now. 

And here’s a third option. Maybe the media is just lying all the time. It lied that Comey elected Trump. It’s lying now when it claims that Trump fired Comey over Russia.

The truth is that Comey was bad at his job. He was bad at it under Obama and under Trump. But most of the time nobody outside the FBI and the DOJ pays much attention to the FBI Director. 

Then when the Hillary scandals hit, everyone began paying attention to Comey. And he didn’t handle it well. The FBI Director has to be able to navigate a politicized environment and still do his job. Comey tried and failed. He wasn’t the partisan hack Hillary’s people accused him of being before they belatedly decided he was a hero. But neither was he the lawman who would do the right thing no matter what.

James Comey wasn’t partisan, but he was political. He wasn’t out to serve either party. He just wanted to keep his job and his self-respect. And his flailing efforts to keep everyone happy only lost him both.

There is no one of either party who believes that Comey was doing a good job. There was bipartisan support for removing him. The “Resistance” Dems are just exploiting Comey’s firing to attack Trump.

Just as they exploit anything and everything, including the sun rising in the morning, to attack Trump.

In a matter of hours, Comey went from being lambasted for his testimony about Hillary’s abuse of classified emails to the hero at the center of next Watergate. It’s not about him. It’s about the left’s hatred for President Trump. The leftists, who went from hating to loving Comey with the same speed as the citizens of Orwell’s Oceania, are obsessed with undoing the results of a democratic election.

And that is the real conspiracy and cover-up that has caused a Constitutional crisis." -- Daniel Greenfield


Daniel Greenfield  FrontPageMag.com May 11, 2017

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  • "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

  • “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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Aristotle

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

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

    WAG

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Danny Schecter

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Luck

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    James Madison

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    von Clausewitz

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

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    GR

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    WAG

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    John Kerry

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Confucious

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Anonymous

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

  • "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

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    John Adams

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    John Wayne

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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?”

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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

  • “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)

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • “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

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

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

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

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aristotle

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

    John Adams

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • "I 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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mike Adams

  • 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.”

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    WAG

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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


    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    George Eliot

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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)

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

  • “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 )

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Unknown

  • “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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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."

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Cal Thomas

  • “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 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

  • "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"

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Plato

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    George Orwell

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    St. Augustine

  • 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

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Powers

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

    James Madison

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    WAG

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “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”

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ann Coulter

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "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

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    David Letterman

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Anonymous

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rod Serling

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Plato

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Confucius

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Bovard

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Washington

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    George Orwell

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

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    C. A. Beard

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Willis Player

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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