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Obama Gets Religion

The Spender-in-Chief’s Fiscal Freeze Follies

"There are more loopholes in President Obama’s proposed “spending freeze” than in an Olympic volleyball net. Gargantuan government entitlements (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) are exempt. A half-trillion in unspent stimulus money is exempt. Foreign aid is exempt. The Democrats’ proposed $154 billion jobs bill (Stimulus II) is exempt.

Pet federal education programs will be exempt (including $4 billion for the White House “Race to the Top” standards initiative and an additional $1.35 billion he just requested in the 2011 budget). Green jobs spending will be exempt. (Obama proposed $10 billion in new clean energy spending earlier this month.) Electorally driven tax-credit expansions will be exempt. The health care takeover plan is not included. As even The New York Times reported, the “estimated $250 billion in savings over 10 years would be less than 3 percent of the roughly $9 trillion in additional deficits the government is expected to accumulate over that time.”

Which amounts to a molecule in a drop of the ocean of red ink in which American taxpayers have been drowning.

The current Spender-in-Chief unveiled details of this lofty new work of political fiction on Monday with more fanfare than a new “Twilight” title. It was supposed to be the centerpiece of the State of the Union address. But by Tuesday morning, Obama’s illusion of fiscal discipline had been shredded left, right and center. By Tuesday afternoon, irritated White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was already downplaying the gimmickry. It’s just something Obama will “mention,” Gibbs bristled.

After campaign videos of Obama repeatedly deriding “hatchet”-wielding spending freezes spread like Kudzu across the Internet, official White House blogger Jared Bernstein tried to control the widespread hypocrisy charges:

“During the campaign, you may recall that John McCain touted option 1 -- the hatchet approach of an across-the-board freeze.

“The President was critical of that approach then, and we would be critical of it now. It’s not what we’re proposing. To the contrary, the entire theory of the President’s proposed freeze is to dial up the stuff that will support job growth and innovation while dialing down the stuff that doesn’t. Under our plan, some discretionary spending will go up; some will go down. That’s a big difference from a hatchet. …

“President Obama deeply understands the various imperatives of this moment in time, even if they don’t always point in the same direction.”

So, he had a hatchet on Monday when he wanted headlines praising his return to austerity in the wake of the GOP’s Massachusetts Senate victory; a scalpel on Tuesday when he needed to mollify the big-government left. What will he wield at the State of the Union address on Wednesday night? A variable-speed Dremel rotary tool?

Some conservative Beltway analysts are cheering Obama’s fiscal freeze follies as a step in the right direction, a rhetorical victory and a “good start.” Pardon me for not joining in the standing ovation for the latest performance of White House kabuki theater. Praising the president for carrying on the charade of budget reform because a few piddling cuts are real is like complimenting the Naked Emperor’s fingernails: So he didn't have any clothes. At least his cuticles were real. It’s a start!

Moreover, who believes this freeze will last for the entire, cynically timed three-year period that the White House announced fewer than 72 hours ago? McDonald’s French fries have a longer shelf life than Obama’s pledges of fiscal accountability. All it’ll take is one more bad jobs report, one Chicken Little Congress-induced panic, to drop the budget restrictions faster than reality dad Jon Gosselin’s ex-girlfriends.

One year after riding into town on a wave of adulation and ambition, Obama has lost his “swagga.” His pre-State of the Union appearances have been listless and perfunctory. His dependence on a teleprompter -- even for a standard 6-minute stump statement at an elementary school -- is now the butt of universal mockery. And his political machine has been forced to lay down enough fake Astroturf support to cover a football field.

This is the time to nail the phonies in the White House, not to beg for meetings in hopes of bipartisan problem-solving. There’s little triumph in Obama’s empty “concessions” on the need to cut spending. They are fueled not by sincere commitment to reining in Washington’s appetites, but by craven political self-preservation.

The president has lately regressed into his “I will fight for you” campaign sloganeering -- by which, of course, he means, “I will fight for me.” There will be no hands reaching across the aisle. Obama’s too busy using them to point fingers at everyone else for his own political meltdown." (Michelle Malkin/TownHall.com 1/27/10)

Obama’s Populist Impersonation of Truman Can’t Possibly Work

"Barack Obama’s embarrassing new attempt to channel Harry Truman with his angry populist appeals is doomed to failure for three reasons: wrong guy, wrong Congress and wrong country.

Wrong Guy. Everything about the real Harry Truman made him a perfect representative of the little guy: his slight stature, humble boyhood on a Missouri farm, lack of formal education (he was the last president with no college degree), checkered business career, small-time and small-town associates and well-known habit of plain speaking. When he became the accidental president after FDR’s sudden death in 1945, establishment journalists compared him unfavorably against Roosevelt’s worldly sophistication and aristocratic style. Truman made his rough-hewn Missouri-stubbornness into a virtue when he faced the electorate in his underdog campaign in 1948, connecting far more effectively with ordinary, middle class Americans than his opponents - the mustachioed New York governor, Thomas E. Dewey and the suave, handsome third-party leftist, former Vice President Henry Wallace.

Obama has virtually nothing in common with Truman - other than their comparable experience of failure in promoting a sweeping new government health care program. The current president is an athletic 6’2”, with two prestigious Ivy League degrees, cosmopolitan tastes and vast personal wealth (earned largely from his bestselling books). He never attended American public schools, receiving his education either in Indonesia or, since fifth grade, at a posh, top-rated prep school (Punahou) in Hawaii. Where Truman’s father John Anderson Peanuts Truman (who measured all of 5’4” and 140 pounds) was a poor farmer and livestock salesman, both Obama’s parents held graduate degrees (his mother a PhD in anthropology and his father an economics MA from Harvard) and he was raised by his banker grandmother, for thirty years a Vice President of Bank of Hawaii. His wife Michelle, of course, holds blue-chip degrees from both Harvard and Princeton and earned close to a half-million a year in her career as a corporate attorney.

While most Americans remain ignorant of the details of Obama’s privileged background, they know that his attempts to portray himself as just plain folks ring phony and fraudulent. When he first assumed the presidency, his admirers tried to liken him to John F. Kennedy - an analogy that actually made some sense. Both men were tall, slender, preternaturally cool, expensively groomed, deeply narcissistic Ivy Leaguers who made up in glamour what they lacked in the common touch. It’s an idiotic strategy, however, to try to morph the suave, teleprompter-addicted No-Drama Obama into the fiery Give ‘Em Hell Harry. It makes about as much sense as trying to transform George W. Bush into the wry, philosopher king egg-head, Adlai Stevenson.

Wrong Congress. In November of 1946, after just nineteen months as president, Harry Truman received a devastating political blow that made Obama’s recent message from Massachusetts look like a love-tap. Under Truman, the resurgent Republicans captured 13 new Senate seats and 56 fresh places in the House, giving them control of Congress for the first time in 16 years. As it happened, Truman turned this huge political defeat into a major electoral advantage when he campaigned for president two years later: he ran a feisty, indignant race blaming all the nation’s problems on The Do-Nothing Republican Congress and accusing his opponents of trying to dismantle FDR’s popular New Deal.

It's obviously tempting for Barack Obama to similarly blame the struggling economy and his foreign policy reverses on the pompous insiders on Capitol Hill; after all, public opinion polls show that Congress is even less popular than he is. The problem, of course, is that the president’s own Democratic Party enjoys big majorities in both houses, and even with Scott Brown’s upset in Massachusetts, the Republicans still control nothing at all in the legislative branch. He may feel frustrated about his own Do Nothing Congress but attacking fellow-Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (as either incompetent or malfeasant) wont help make the case for electing still more Democrats in November. Angry populist rhetoric could work for President Truman in 1948 because the people had just gone through two years of the novel (and, as it turned out, short-lived) experience of GOP control of Congress. If Barack Obama, on the other hand, tries to exploit widespread anger at the current direction of government, it’s hard to see how the rage wouldn’t finally focus on the president and his allies.

THE WRONG COUNTRY. Impassioned efforts to bash business and demonize corporate power have rarely paid off in the past (just ask three-time presidential loser William Jennings Bryan or more recent flailing, failing demagogues like George McGovern, Walter Mondale, or John Edwards) and they certainly wont work today. It’s true that Truman eked out his 1948 upset victory (49% to 45%) by claiming to represent common people against the Washington and Wall Street establishments, but with two prominent fringe party candidates he still fell short of a majority. What’s more, the nation has changed dramatically in the last sixty years, making the electorate far less susceptible to us-vs.-them, working class-vs.-ruling class appeals. For one thing, labor unions played a vastly greater role in elections at every level: in 1948, 28% of the civilian labor force affiliated with unions while today the number is less than 12%. Far more Americans own their own businesses in 2010 than hold union cards. What’s more, the old denunciations of Wall Street carry less political force when a clear majority of Americans (an estimated 55%) own shares in the stock market compared with just 4% in 1950! In the Truman era, denunciations of greedy financiers (like FDR’s economic royalists) threatened mostly them, but in today’s America any damage to the Dow Jones definitely impacts us, causing pain and loss for most (if not all) American families. Even many citizens with no stock portfolios understand that if big business suffers and declines, then their own jobs are on the line. Could any observers of today’s economic dilemma believe that we will achieve a durable recovery if leading corporations and major banks don’t play a prominent role in it?

The recent foray into faux populism by the President of the United States reflects an administration in the midst of unraveling, its magical mantras of hope and change irretrievably tarnished, and its gauzy promises of a new golden age of bi-partisan cooperation looking more and more like a sour joke. President Obama understands that he needs to project a fresh start on health care, terrorism, spending, deficits, the economy, energy policy and more, but he prefers to experiment with an ill-fitting image adjustment, based on the success of one of his embattled predecessors. He may make vain attempts to impersonate Harry Truman, but the combination of mindless big government policies and feckless, self-righteous leadership increasingly bring to mind his deeper resemblance to Jimmy Carter." (Michael Medved/TownHall.com 1/27/10)

http://townhall.com/columnists/MichelleMalkin/2010/01/27/the_spender-in-chief... http://townhall.com/columnists/MichaelMedved/2010/01/27/obama’s_populist_im...

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    Samuel Adams

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    George Mason

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Ann Coulter

  • 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.

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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


    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    James Madison

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Charlotte

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    John Kerry

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

  • “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”

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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."

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Doug Powers

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Luck

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    General George Patton

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Ayn Rand

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


    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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”

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

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

  • “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 are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

  • "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

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • “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

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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"

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Voltaire

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “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)

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anatole France

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    GR

  • "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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Harry Truman

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    John Adams

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Bovard

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

    Confucius

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • 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 trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

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

    WAG

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

  • "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.

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    John Adams

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Unknown

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Tacitus

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexander Tytler

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Ronald Reagan

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • 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

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Chinese proverb

  • “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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Citizen

  • “When the desire for success, overcomes the fear of failure, great things can be achieved”

    WAG

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    John Wayne

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Unknown

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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.

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    Syrus

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    WAG

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    George Sutherland

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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)

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Knute Rockne

  • "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

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

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

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    David Stockman

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

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Plato

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

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

    Rick Perry

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    George Eliot

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Galileo

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Willis Player

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    Dave Barry

  • "A 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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    George Orwell

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Rod Serling

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

    WAG

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • “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

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

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    George Washington