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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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    C. A. Beard

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Clint Murchison

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

    Jack Miner

  • "Media outlets exist not to inform us, but to influence us; not to educate us, but to enrich themselves"

    WAG

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wooden

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Socrates

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ann Landers

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

    George Eliot

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Moliere

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Barbara Bush

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Confucious

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • “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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mike Adams

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Harry Truman

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    GR

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George W. Bush

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Peter Drucker

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Plato

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • “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 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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    George W. Bush

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    William P. Anthony

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

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    American Citizen

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Ted Nugent

  • “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

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Rod Serling

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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)

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • 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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wooden

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

    Unknown

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Anatole France

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

  • "The 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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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)

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

    Dave Barry

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "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

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    John Adams

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Charley Reese

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

  • "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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    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

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

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

    Robert Frost

  • “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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    George Washington

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “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)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    William Pitt

  • “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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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)

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Rick Perry

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

    James Madison

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Robert Brault

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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


    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • "If 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    David Letterman

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Tacitus

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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”

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Santayana

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

    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

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

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

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

    Syrus

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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"

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Luck

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

    WAG

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

  • "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)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Voltaire

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • 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.

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    George Washington

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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?”

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Plato

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

    George Orwell

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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 )

  • “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)

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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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 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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

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

    James Madison