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HOW DARE TRUMP FIRE COMEY!
Posted By: Letters on May 21, 2017 09:15 AM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Daniel Greenfield  FrontPageMag.com Published on May 11, 2017


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

    Will Rogers

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "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

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • “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

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

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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)

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “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 )

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    John Kerry

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    James Madison

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    C. A. Beard

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    James Bovard

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    David Boaz

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Mark Twain

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


    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    George Orwell

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • “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)

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Samuel Johnson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Howard Buffett

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Moliere

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • 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.

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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)

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    WAG

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mike Adams

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    John Adams

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    George Washington

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

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

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • “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

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

    Plato

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Mark Twain

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Confucious

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • “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)

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

  • “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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • “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”

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Plato

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    John Adams (1826)

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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)

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • “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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Charley Reese

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • 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

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "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

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

  • "To 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)

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    George Washington

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Voltaire

  • "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)

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    George Santayana

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • 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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Barbara Bush

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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.

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charlotte

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Washington

  • “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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Anatole France

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "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"

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

    James Madison

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

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Rod Serling

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Unknown

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    George Eliot

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Galileo

  • "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

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • “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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • “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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    John Wooden

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

    Government Motto

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mitt Romney

  • “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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Brad Thor

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • “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

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    David Letterman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • 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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

  • "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.

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Voltaire

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    WAG

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    GR

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

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    David Stockman

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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”

  • “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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Jack Miner

  • “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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Syrus

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Socrates

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "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

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

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

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Vince Lombardi