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The Heart Of A Double Standard
Posted By: Letters on June 14, 2017 07:58 AM in Daily Double Standard
Paul Jacob  TownHall.com Published on June 4, 2017


“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” That became the regime’s explanatory slogan in George Orwell’s allegorical novel, Animal Farm.

"People are animals, too, of course . . . in the biological sense. And oftentimes in the other sense, too. Especially politicians.

There is a move afoot in Ohio — the Buckeye State, by official motto said to be “the Heart of It All” — to make state legislators more equal than regular ordinary citizens. And in a very important area: amending the state constitution.

This week, the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission (OCMC) will consider a recommendation to make it more difficult to amend the state constitution, but bizarrely, that greater difficulty would depend entirely on who proposes the amendment.

Most amendments are put forth by state legislators. OCMC contemplates no change in legislators’ ability to place amendments on the ballot, or in the simple majority vote required for passage. No, the OCMC has its eyes focused on initiative constitutional amendments proposed by citizens, who are already required to get hundreds of thousands of voters to sign petitions.

Who created this Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission? You guessed it — the legislators. The commission itself is made up largely of legislators, lobbyists and insiders.

The recommendation under consideration by the OCMC makes citizen initiatives tougher in a number of ways, but most unhelpfully it would require only citizen-proposed ballot measures to garner a supermajority of 55 percent of the vote.

Consequence? If a reform measure proposed by citizens — say, term limits, campaign finance reforms, ethics reforms, or greater government transparency — is dramatically outspent by powerful special interests, and yet still wins 54.9 percent of the vote, it would lose.

Yes, the 45.1 percent of voters would defeat the 54.9 percent of voters.

Call it “New Math.”

Abandoning majority rule and allowing a minority to block change is a terrible mistake. But you can see how the commission gave away the insider political game they are playing. All you need to see is the double standard, treating citizen-initiated amendments differently than legislatively referred amendments. It makes no sense unless what you’re after is shifting the political balance so that citizens cannot use the initiative to hold accountable their “servants” in the legislature.

Is that the actual intent? Who knows? Regardless, it will be the result.

Several other interesting and, of course, problematic provisions are in the recommendation the OCMC will take up this Thursday.

Continuing the double standard theme, OCMC suggests that while the legislature can place a constitutional amendment on any ballot — even a special election — citizen-initiated measures must be further restricted to only be voted on in even-year November elections. Between arguments about voter turnout and the need for addressing problems more promptly, one might favor restricting constitutional amendments to certain ballots or not. But there’s no reasonable rationale for applying these restrictions just to those measures proposed by citizens.

The OCMC also seeks to provide “that the one amendment requirement for General Assembly-initiated constitutional amendments also applies to initiated constitutional amendments.” Ah, the OCMC finally met a double standard it didn’t like: one that advantages citizens over legislators.

But this OCMC recommendation highlights something else: the extent to which Ohio authorities have sidestepped and ignored the constitution. For decades, the Ohio Ballot Board has split constitutional amendments initiated by citizens into two or three initiatives according to single subject requirement that, well . . . doesn’t exist.

The Ballot Board, comprised mostly of legislators, simply made it up.

And with unconstitutional authority, the board blocked numerous reform proposals — petitioning for multiple measures to accomplish one major reform in effect doubles (or triples) the efforts required. That is just too much for many grassroots activists.

All this may bore those citizens used to being shouted at. It probably seems trivial compared to cable TV arguments about Russian influence in the last election. Or the Paris Accords. Or the horrible weather being predicted for us in 80 or 100 years. But to Ohioans Jack Boyle, Matt Lynch, Ron Alban and many others talking truth to power, it is “The Heart of It All.” -- Paul Jacob


Paul Jacob  TownHall.com June 4, 2017

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "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

  • 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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Jason Laumark

  • “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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    WAG

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ann Landers

  • 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.

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

  • 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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anatole France

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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Anonymous

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

  • "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend" .

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    James Madison

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

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

    GR

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

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

    St. Augustine

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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

  • “A 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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Schuller

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

  • "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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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 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)

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

    Harry Truman

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Tacitus

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    American Patriot

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Luck

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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)

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    WAG

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aristotle

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John Adams

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Unknown

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

  • 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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

  • "If 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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Bob Hope

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese proverb

  • “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?”

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Plato

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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 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)

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Washington

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

    John Adams

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “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

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    David Letterman

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • “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

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    David Stockman

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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”

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

  • “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 )

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

  • "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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • “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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    John Kerry

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    George Eliot

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    George Washington

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    William Pitt

  • “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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

  • 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

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

  • "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)

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Galileo

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "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

  • 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "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"

  • “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

  • "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."

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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


    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    WAG

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Steven Wright

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Washington

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

    Confucious

  • "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

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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."

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    John Wooden

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Frost

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

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

    Confucius

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

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