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When Obama Compared Slaves To Immigrants, He Got Applause; Carson Gets Called 'Uncle Tom'
Posted By: DOC on March 16, 2017 08:58 AM in Daily Double Standard
Larry Elder  TownHall.com Published on March 16, 2017


"Dr. Ben Carson, in a speech before employees of Housing and Urban Development, the department he now runs, likened slaves to "immigrants": "That's what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder, for less. But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land."

Carson got hammered.

Late-night comic Trevor Noah said: "It makes them sound like they work at Wal-Mart. ... Calling slaves 'immigrants' is like saying: 'It's not kidnapping. That person just got a free vacation in a basement.' ... Slaves weren't immigrants. Because an immigrant has choice. They choose the country they're going to because they hope it will bring them a better life. Saying that slaves are just another group of immigrants erases how black people were uniquely oppressed in America. It helps justify blaming African-Americans for their hardships."

Actor Samuel L. Jackson tweeted: "OK!! Ben Carson ... I can't! Immigrants? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAF---- PLEASE!!! #d---headedtom."

Actress Whoopi Goldberg said: "Were the slaves really thinking about the American dream? No, because they were thinking, 'What the hell just happened?!' You know, when people immigrate, they come with the idea that they're going someplace for a better life. ... It's voluntary. ... How does he miss what slavery is?! How does he miss that no slave came to this country willingly? ... Ben, 'Roots.' Watch 'Roots.'"

TV personality Star Jones tweeted: "No way in the world he is that friggin ignorant." Using the pile-of-excrement emoji, she called the renowned neurosurgeon "(expletive) for brains." She ended the tweet: "#UncleTom thy name is #BenCarson."

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., insists that Carson's "slave equals immigrant" perspective means he is unqualified to lead HUD because Carson "doesn't know how urgent it is to confront racism" in housing: "It's disturbing to me, and it should be to every American, not just black Americans. ... For him, the HUD secretary, to have a stunning misunderstanding of history like that, is really, really striking. ... And so for the HUD secretary not to get that means that he doesn't know how urgent it is to confront racism and discrimination in housing, which is a very scary thing for the HUD secretary to not understand."

Following the uproar, Carson posted this clarification on Facebook: "The slave narrative and immigrant narrative are two entirely different experiences. ... The two experiences should never be intertwined, nor forgotten, as we demand the necessary progress towards an America that's inclusive and provides access to equal opportunity for all."

One slight problem.

The "insensitive" and "demeaning" slave-equals-immigrant argument was made on a number of occasions by President Barack Obama: "It wasn't always easy for new immigrants," Obama said at a 2015 naturalization ceremony for new citizens. "Certainly it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily, and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more."

Even "Daily Show" host Noah admitted, "President Obama said something similar in 2015." But, said Noah, "You could tell before (Obama) said that part he was thinking, 'Damn, my speechwriter f---ed up.'"

In fact, according to the Federalist, Obama likened slaves to immigrants on 11 different occasions. "Whether our ancestors landed on Ellis Island," said Obama, "or came here on a slave ship or crossed the Rio Grande, we are all connected to one another. We rise and fall together."

Goldberg, Noah, Jackson and Ellison were obviously occupied the 11 times Obama showed he "doesn't know how urgent it is to confront racism."

Why the silence over Obama's many slave-equals-immigrant comments versus the desk pounding by the same critics when Carson says the same thing? Carson represents an existential threat to the left. He is deadly to their cause -- a black man, raised in poverty by a hardworking, welfare-abstaining single mom who taught her children to embrace hard work and education. The left believes that blacks are perpetual victims of slavery, Jim Crow and racism. It is vital for the existence of the Democratic Party to convince blacks to vote like victims in need of protection from the racist, sexist retrogrades known as Republicans. So black conservatives like Carson, who argues that welfare creates dependency, who demands choice in K-12 education and who believes hard work wins, must be attacked, marginalized and dismissed as "against their own people." -- Larry Elder


Larry Elder  TownHall.com March 16, 2017

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

  • “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”

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Lao-tzu

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

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Larry Elder

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

    Plato

  • "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)

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

  • “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 )

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • “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 believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

    Otto von Bismarck

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    George W. Bush

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Plato

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

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

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

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

    Samuel Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    John Adams

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

  • "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

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

    William Pitt

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

  • "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."

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "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.

  • "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

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "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)

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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


    WAG

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Kevin McCullough

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • “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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • “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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    St. Augustine

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

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Willis Player

  • 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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

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

    David Stockman

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Brad Thor

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • 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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Jack Miner

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    WAG

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

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

    John Wooden

  • “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

  • “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?”

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Dana Buchman

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Galileo

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

  • “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

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

    Government Motto

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Erma Bombeck

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • 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

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

    George Washington

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

    Luck

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Bovard

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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 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)

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    James Madison

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Charlotte

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    GR

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Confucius

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "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

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Reverend Ike

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

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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)

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

    John Adams

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Socrates

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    George Santayana

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Aristotle

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    James Madison

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    George Mason

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

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

    Unknown

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    American Citizen

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

    Robert Schuller

  • "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

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

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    WAG

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Aristotle

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    WAG

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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