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Never Trust Government Numbers
Posted By: Letters on February 21, 2012 09:34 AM in Disingenuous Den
John Stossel  WND.com Published on February 19, 2012


John Stossel shows how politicians mislead the people about 'cuts' and 'savings'

President Obama said in his State of the Union speech, “We’ve already agreed to more than $2 trillion in cuts and savings.”

That was reassuring.

The new budget he released this week promises $4 trillion in “deficit reduction” – about half in tax increases and half in spending cuts. But like most politicians, Obama misleads.

Cato Institute economist Dan Mitchell cut through the fog to get at the truth of the $2 trillion “cut.”

“We have a budget of, what, almost $4 trillion? So if we’re doing $2 trillion of cuts,” Mitchell said, “we’re cutting government in half. That sounds wonderful.”

But what the president was talking about is not even a cut. The politicians just agreed that over the next 10 years, instead of increasing spending by $9.48 trillion, they’d increase it by “just” $7.3 trillion. Calling that a “cut” is nonsense.

Mitchell gave an analogy: “What if I came to you and said, ‘I’ve been on a diet for the last month, and I’ve gained 10 pounds. Isn’t that great?’ You would say: ‘Wait, what are you talking about? That’s insane.’ And I said: ‘I was going to gain 15 pounds. I’ve only gained 10 pounds; therefore my diet is successful.’”

Democrats use this deceit when they want more social spending. Republicans use it for military spending.

And the press buys it. The Washington Post has been writing about “draconian cuts.”

“The politicians know this game,” Mitchell said. “The special interests know this game. Everyone gets a bigger budget every year. … And we wind up, sooner or later, being Greece.”

We are definitely on the road to bankruptcy.

“We have maybe 10, 15 years’ advanced notice. And what’s frustrating is that we’re not taking advantage of that, even as we see these other countries collapsing into social chaos and disarray.”

Mitchell points out that the politicians don’t even have to make actual cuts to save the future. If they just slowed the growth of government to about 2 percent per year, the U.S. economy could grow out of this mess. But the politicians won’t do even that.

“Being from the Cato Institute, I actually do want to cut spending. But if all we’re trying to do is balance the budget over 10 years, which is sort of the minimal thing that politicians keep saying we should do, if we simply limit the growth of spending to 2 percent a year, which is about the projected rate of inflation, we’ll have a balanced budget in 2022. … But instead, the politicians say, ‘Oh, we’ll have draconian and savage budget cuts.’ … They don’t want to put government on a diet, even if that diet allows spending to grow 2 percent a year.”

They also continually mislead us about what their schemes will cost.

President Bush said the war in Iraq would cost $50 billion to $60 billion. It cost $800 billion. When Medicare Part A was created, the government said it would cost $9 billion in 1990. It cost $67 billion. They said the hiring of TSA airport security screeners would cost $100 million. Then they spent $700 million. Yet the media report the estimates as if they are realistic. Again and again, politicians get away with underestimating the cost of their programs.

Often the cost goes up because people change their behavior to get free stuff. A program meant to help the needy costs a certain amount. The next year, it costs more, because now more of the needy know about the program and more social workers know how to tap it. The next year, the non-needy feel like suckers if they don’t get the handout, and they figure out a way to game the system.

Then, Mitchell point out, “what do politicians do the next year? They expand the program to buy more votes. And the year after that, they add a new benefit. That’s what’s happened with Medicare. It’s not just that they got the fundamental estimates wrong. They did. But every new generation of politicians figures out some new expansion, some new benefit.”

And so we’re on the road to Greece.

Bottom line: Don’t trust the politicians’ numbers." -- John Stossel


John Stossel  WND.com February 19, 2012

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    WAG

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

  • “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

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

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

    Confucius

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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.

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

  • "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.

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Syrus

  • "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 world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    American Patriot

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "I 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

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

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

    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

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

  • “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)

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Sam Adams

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Government Motto

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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)

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

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

    David Letterman

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • 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

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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 a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Brault

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    GR

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    George Washington

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

    Brad Thor

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    WAG

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

  • 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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Socrates

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "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)

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Anatole France

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

    John Kerry

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

    Aristotle

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Willis Player

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Author Unknown

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

    George Washington

  • 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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rod Serling

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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)

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    Luck

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    James Madison

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

    George W. Bush

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Harry Truman

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

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

    George Eliot

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    James Madison

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

    John Wooden

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

  • “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

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

    Anonymous

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

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

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

    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

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • “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”

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Jack Miner

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

    John Wayne

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

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

  • "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 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    William Pitt

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • 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.”

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • “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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • “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)

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

  • "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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    John Wooden

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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."

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    Plato

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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"

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

    Tacitus

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • “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

  • "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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    John Adams

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    American Citizen

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Charlotte

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

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

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • 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.

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

    WAG

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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 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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "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

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

    Unknown

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Progressive apologist

  • “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

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

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

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

    Confucious

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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)

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

    Lord Byron

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)