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Going After Big Oil
Posted By: Letters on May 6, 2011 08:31 AM in Disingenuous Den
Mike Opelka  The Blaze Published on April 29, 2011


Exxon Earns Huge Profits, But Also Pays Huge Taxes

"As you are paying record prices for gasoline and watching that cost increase weekly, the world’s largest oil company, Exxon-Mobil is reporting near-record profits in the first quarter of 2011.

Before you start chanting anti-Exxon slogans, you should know that only 3% of the oil company’s profits come from the U.S. They are a global company with a diverse revenue base. To give us the big picture on this, Ken Cohen, vice president of public and government affairs for Exxon Mobil Corporation has posted some details about the company;

Less than 3 percent of ExxonMobil’s earnings are from U.S. gasoline sales
ExxonMobil’s earnings are from operations in more than 100 countries around the world. The part of the business that refines and sells gasoline and diesel in the United States represents less than 3 percent – or 3 cents on the dollar – of our total earnings. For every gallon of gasoline, diesel or finished products we manufactured and sold in the United States in the last three months of 2010, we earned a little more than 2 cents per gallon. That’s not a typo. Two cents.

Wow. While Exxon Mobil squeezes a couple of pennies out of each gallon of gas, the U.S. government does a bit better. The government rakes in somewhere between 40-60 cents in taxes from each gallon of gas. And since the government spends ZERO dollars to sell that gasoline, their profit margin is 100%.

More from the Exxon Mobil report;

The main component of the price at the pump is the cost of a barrel of crude oil. Another major component of the price of gas is state and federal taxes, which range from a high of 66 cents per gallon in California to a low of 26 cents per gallon in Alaska, according to January 2011 data.

The oil giant must have remembered Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ 2008 comments about socializing oil companies, because they also released some additional financial information to clarify just how they make their money.

ExxonMobil’s earnings are in line with the industry average
In 2010, ExxonMobil made less than 8 cents for every dollar of revenue from all of our businesses around the world. That’s less than half of companies selling pharmaceuticals, beverages, tobacco and computers, just to name a few. On a dollar-for-dollar basis, our earnings, and those of the U.S. oil and gas industry at large, are generally in line with the average earnings of all U.S. industries.

 

It is doubtful that Rep. Waters will be swayed by something like the facts. We remind you of the Congresswoman’s comments during the last run-up of oil and gas prices:

Maxine Waters (D) Slip of the Tongue Reveals True Intentions (Socialism for America)

Ms.Waters has been silent, but former speaker Nancy Pelosi fired off a letter to Speaker John Boehner almost immediately;

“Two weeks after Republicans voted to end Medicare as we know it in order to give tax breaks to Big Oil, Exxon is now reporting soaring profits.

“There is no reason American taxpayers should subsidize Big Oil’s profits.  This week, Speaker Boehner said that oil companies should pay their fair share; it’s now time for him to make good on that statement and schedule a vote next week on ending taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil.

“It’s time to turn off the spigot of public funds flowing to Big Oil; to invest in clean energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil; and to create jobs while we responsibly reduce our deficit.”

Ms. Pelosi seems to have glossed over the fact that Exxon also paid almost $10 billion dollars in U.S. taxes last year alone, and just under $59 billion in the past five years.

Unlike the corporations like GE that admit to paying zero tax, Exxon Mobil appears to be supporting the U.S. economy reasonably well." -- Mike Opelka

My nephew Johhny thought this might help people understand.  Johnny hopes to continue his education next year and plans on entering the third grade.

ABC Corporation makes an average profit of 8% on sales.  Does ABC Corporation make more or less money when the cost of their product to the consumer rises (i.e. goes up, costs more)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3I-PVVowFY&feature=player_embedded


Mike Opelka  The Blaze April 29, 2011

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    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Dean Acheson

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Aristotle

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    George Orwell

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Liberal Logic

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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.

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

  • "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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    George Berkeley

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • “If you 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

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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)

  • "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"

  • “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”

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Tacitus

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

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

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

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

    WAG

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

    St. Augustine

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Charlie Daniels

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

  • “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

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

    Galileo

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • 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.

  • “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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    John Wayne

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The 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

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Washington

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “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

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

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    WAG

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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.”

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    WAG

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Bob Hope

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Anatole France

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

    Willis Player

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Steven Wright

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    George Mason

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    James Madison

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

    Lord Byron

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

    James Madison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Confucious

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

    George Santayana

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    WAG

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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”

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Unknown

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Doug Powers

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    David Letterman

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    William Pitt

  • "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)

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Confucius

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    Plato

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    George Orwell

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Ann Landers

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Syrus

  • “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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Voltaire

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Doug Christie

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    James Bovard

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Ayn Rand

  • 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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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 in the world will take the place of persistence … and determination”

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    WAG

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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)

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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.

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Moliere

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

    George Washington

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

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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