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A Federalist Solution To The Federal Bureaucracy
Posted By: Letters on February 13, 2017 07:17 AM in Bureaucracy Blues
Fred Gentry  AmericanThinker.com Published on February 11, 2017


"The federal bureaucracy exerts far too much control over the daily lives of U.S. citizens. From the ATF to the VA, federal tentacles are slowly suffocating freedom in America. Consider the power that IPAB’s (Independent Patient Advisory Boards) would have held over the lives of everyday citizens under ObamaCare. Contemplate the power that the EPA granted itself with their radical rewrite of the Clean Water Act regulations. How many coal miners lost their jobs as a direct result of the EPA’s greenhouse gas emission regulations of power plants? How many have died in car accidents as a direct result of CAFE standards cooked up by the EPA and NHTSA which require cars to be made lighter and more fuel-efficient? Every day in countless ways the federal bureaucracy exerts its soft tyranny over the citizens of this country, and their power grows with every rule and regulation they write.

To add insult to injury, the federal bureaucracy became the home of some truly historical and eye-popping scandals during the eight-year disaster known as the Obama regime. From the very first revelations about Fast and Furious to the noxious VA scandal, it became depressingly apparent that the very craziest of the loonies were running the asylum. It’s not so hard to figure out how and why this happened: top Obama lieutenants like Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton made next to no effort to hide their criminality in the face of very public and severe accusations of misconduct, yet they walked away without so much as a slap on the wrist. Lois Lerner avoided jail time and is currently enjoying a cushy taxpayer-funded retirement despite having broken the law numerous times by misusing her authority at the IRS to pursue a political vendetta against the Tea Party. Numerous VA employees enriched themselves through bonuses gained by denying medical care to our veterans, many of whom ended up dying as a result. Under the Obama regime it didn’t take long for civil servants to realize they could literally get away with murder. Once it became apparent that there would be no consequences, things got really nasty: Fast and Furious, Hillary Clinton’s secret server, the VA scandal, the NSA spying scandal, the Solyndra boondoggle, the EPA Gold King Mine waste water spill, the GSA “conference” where hundreds of federal employees partied for days at taxpayer expense, the NOAA Asset Forfeiture Fund abuses, the EPA private email scandal, and on and on; these are just the scandals the public was made aware of, and in each case the perpetrators faced little or no consequences.

The federal bureaucracy was created by Congress and is managed by the executive branch. The structure of the bureaucracy was intended to make it difficult for employees to be fired for political reasons. The Civil Service is comprised for the most part of men and women who perform their daily duties admirably and with distinction. Sadly, the result of Obama’s politicized and weaponized bureaucracy has been a fundamental lack of trust in government by average citizens. The very worst federal employees are shielded from the consequences of their incompetence, indolence, and outright corruption by recalcitrant administrators and union lawyers. Personal accountability appears to have taken a permanent vacation. Indeed, the power of the civil service grows every time an unfireable federal employee thumbs his nose at the rules that govern the private sector. Throughout history no attempt by any president to rein in this bureaucracy has been able to do more than slow its growth; simply put, there is no elected official in Washington DC capable of bringing Leviathan to heel.

How then can We the People accomplish what the most powerful politicians in Washington DC can’t? To quote a character from Frank Herbert’s Dune, “he who can destroy a thing, controls a thing.” I submit that the federal bureaucracy could be tamed by enacting a Constitutional amendment requiring that every federal government agency except the Department of Defense to be reauthorized by a three-fifths vote of all 50 state legislatures every 12 years. Failure to reach a three-fifths majority would result in the permanent and irrevocable shutdown of that department or agency. Any regulations written by an agency that gets shut down by the states would be stricken from the Federal Register, thus returning jurisdiction to Congress and/ or the state legislatures per the 10th Amendment. The annual reauthorization vote would take place one month prior to the end of the federal government’s fiscal year on the first Monday in September in order to allow Congress time to zero out budgets and reallocate funds to other departments as necessary. The reauthorization votes would be spread out over the 12-year period; since there are currently some 500 agencies and departments in the federal government, that amounts to reauthorizing about 40 departments every year.

This Civil Service Reform Amendment would effectively force the bureaucracy to reform itself. Since IG inspections of at-risk departments take place annually and most of the reports are publicly available, no additional state or federal spending would be required. The 12-year period of performance would allow for each federal department to operate under at least two distinct federal administrations prior to review. Imagine the fallout if a scandal-ridden BATF (or IRS, or VA) were shut down by the states in the first series of reauthorization votes after passage of the amendment. Faced with extinction, other departments and agencies that had gone rogue over the last 12 years would have to either clean up their act (and make a pretty good case that they’ve done so) or go the way of the dodo bird. Radical political appointees would have a much tougher time abusing their authority if their actions jeopardized the livelihoods of career employees. Likewise, there would be far less incentive to enact draconian rules and regulations that anger large swaths of the populace. There is no question that such an amendment would be a tough sell to our betters in DC -- Congress has demonstrated repeatedly that they have little interest in sharing power with their vassals in flyover country. Still, an Article V Convention could make the Civil Service Reform Amendment a reality. At long last Americans will have found a way to put a leash on the Beast of the Bureaucracy!" -- Fred Gentry


Fred Gentry  AmericanThinker.com February 11, 2017

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  • "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’s unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity”

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Plato

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

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    James Madison

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

    Moliere

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Doug Christie

  • “The 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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Adams

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

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

    William Pitt

  • “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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Confucius

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

    Lord Byron

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "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

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

    John Kerry

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • “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)

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Robert Frost

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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 )

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    James A. Garfield

  • “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”

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

  • “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)

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    WAG

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Socrates

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Galileo

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “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?”

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mike Adams

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

    WAG

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Alfred Adler

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

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Wayne

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George W. Bush

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    John Wooden

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Charles Dickens

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • “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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    James Madison

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • “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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

  • "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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

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

  • "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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    WAG

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Evan Sayet

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    WAG

  • "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 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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Confucious

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Mason

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Cal Thomas

  • “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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • 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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

  • "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."

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Santayana

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

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

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Aristotle

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

    Groucho Marx

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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


    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Tullius Cicero

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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)

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

  • "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.

  • "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

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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"

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    WAG

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

  • "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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    General George Patton

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    WAG

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Dean Acheson

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    WAG

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

  • "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 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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Plato

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • “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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    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

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

    George Eliot

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Novak

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

    WAG

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Unknown

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • “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

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • 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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

  • “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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    American Patriot

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    James Madison

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John Adams

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    American Citizen

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson