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Hillary's Baggage
Posted By: Caxy on April 4, 2015 08:20 AM in COMMENT CORNER
Kenneth Eliasberg  AmericanThinker.com Published on April 1, 2015


"Hillary Clinton’s latest misadventures are not just so typically Clintonian, but more to the point, they reveal a fatal flaw in the woman’s makeup -- she has absolutely no judgment! Now you can write off the three current scandals (her private email account use while serving as secretary of state; the foreign donations to the Clinton foundation while also serving in that capacity; and, most recently, her brother Tony and her campaign advisor Terry McAuliffe receiving preferential visa treatment for their friends or clients by the Department of Homeland Security) as just another manifestation of Clinton arrogance. But that would barely scratch the surface as to what it reveals about Hillary.

The woman knows that she is going to run for president in 2016; knows that she is carrying a ton of baggage from her first lady years in the White House that she would like to put behind her; knows that the Republicans (as inept as they are) are going to dig out all these skeletons in her closet; yet engages in this form of clearly inappropriate conduct that she has to know is going to come out in the course of her quest for her own stint in the White House. This is much more than Clintonian arrogance and/or duplicity; this puts in relief Hillary’s greatest failing – lack of judgment.

This pattern of incompetence and dishonesty has dogged her path at every step in her undistinguished career. The only action that Hillary has taken that might be regarded as a “positive accomplishment” was marrying Bill Clinton and riding his coattails to positions of prominence, where she not only failed to “accomplish” anything that might be regarded as positive, she consistently revealed her inability to lead, her willingness to lie with impunity, and to screw up with regularity.

These disturbing qualities became apparent upon her leaving Yale with her failure to pass the District of Columbia Bar examination, a feat rarely accomplished by a Yale Law School graduate. First, the D.C. Bar exam has never been regarded as one of the country’s more difficult bar exams, and second, 80% of graduates of first-tier law schools (and Yale is at the top of the heap) pass the bar exam -- any bar exam -- on their first effort. Hillary, with characteristic ("what-difference-does-it-make?") insouciance, brushed this failure off with the romantic notion that, since her heart was in Arkansas (with Bill and where she passed the bar exam), this was a message to her that she should follow her heart. She then went to work on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee, which was considering the impeachment of Richard Nixon at the time. She worked for the committee’s chief counsel, Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat and a former professor at the University of Santa Clara Law School, who found her work legally inadequate and ethically flawed. As a consequence, she was one of only three attorney-employees of the committee over the course of Zeifman’s tenure that he considered unworthy of a positive reference. Indeed, Hillary and the Clintons left such a sour taste in Zeifman’s mouth that, not only did he point out his displeasure with Hillary in his 1995 book about the Committee’s activities, Without Honor, he wrote a lengthy monograph some 10 years later excoriating Hillary Clinton’s scurrilous behavior (Hillary’s Pursuit of Power), in which he details many of Hillary’s indiscretions and displays of incompetence. Things did not improve from there; indeed, they only went downhill.

1) Arkansas -- She did little of note in her stay in Arkansas, either in her capacity of wife of its attorney general and then governor, nor in her work at the Rose Law firm. When the National Law Journal labeled her as one of the 100 most “influential” attorneys in the country (because of her relationship with the state’s attorney general and governor) she tried to pass this off as one of the country’s 100 best attorneys (for which she was taken to task by the National Law Journal). Arkansas is where she entered into the infamous Whitewater transaction which dogged her path to the White House. Also, you may recall the fraudulent futures transaction she entered into in which, thanks to her relationship with a Tyson Chicken attorney with the right market connections, she managed to turn $1,000 into $100,000. She explained this bit of stock market alchemy as the result of her having read the Wall Street Journal. (which market pundits said had about a million to one chance of being the case).

Two of her Rose Law firm cohorts, Vince Foster and Webster Hubbell, accompanied her to Washington -- Foster committed suicide and Hubbell went to prison (where he received a substantial “consulting” fee for not giving Hillary up -- how many imprisoned consultants do you know of who are so handsomely compensated?).

2) White House First Ladyship -- Her stay in the White House was marked by numerous scandals, and, with the exception of her husband’s reckless sexcapades, every one of them was due to some action engaged in by Hillary. There is no need to rehash this unpleasant period, but since the woman is running for president, it might be wise to remember Travelgate, Filegate, the Rose Law Firm billing records (that magically showed up in one of her rooms some two years after they had been subpoenaed), etc., etc. The list goes on an on, and, again, every nonsexual scandal could be laid at her doorstep. And even the sex scandals were a farce insofar as Hillary is concerned; she not only stood by her man (contrary to her having informed us that she was no Tammy Wynette), she savaged the women with whom he inappropriately behaved as shameless bimbos. How’s that for the behavior of a feminist “icon”?

However, in all fairness, she did accomplish one thing -- her imperious, arrogant, and incompetent handling of the one function her husband entrusted to her, HillaryCare, was instrumental in delivering to her husband the first Republican House in 40 years. The election of 1994 was a Republican rout, and Hillary played an instrumental role in producing it; no one energizes Republicans like Hillary Clinton. One of the key players who worked on HillaryCare, J. Bradford DeLong, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley and a Democrat, said this about Hillary (with respect to her handling of HillaryCare):

My two cents’ worth -- and I think it is the two cents’ worth of everybody who worked for the Clinton Administration health care reform effort of 1993-1994 is that Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to be kept very far away from the White House for the rest of her life. Heading up health-care reform was the only administrative job she has ever tried to do. And she was a complete flop at it. She had neither the grasp of policy substance, the managerial skills, nor the political smarts to do the job she was then given.And she wasn’t smart enough to realize that she was in over her head and had to get out of the Health Care Czar role quickly.

How’s that for a ringing endorsement? This from a Democrat, and not just any Democrat, a U.C. Berkeley college professor, and you can’t get much more Democratic than Berkeley -- it is the heart of Democratic darkness in a completely Democratic region. In short, HillaryCare was her only management assignment, and she screwed that up so badly that it was one of the key causes of her husband’s getting the first Republican House in 40 years.

Finally, even on leaving the White House, Hillary couldn’t do so with dignity -- she took the government’s furniture with her. The Clintons were really a class act!

3) Senator From New York -- On being retired from the White House, she carpetbagged her way into a position as Senator from New York (things broke nicely for her here since, not only was Moynihan retiring, but Guiliani, who  would have been a formidable opponent; was unable to run against her due to health problems. In her years in the Senate, she failed to do anything of note other than fairly meaningless actions such as bridge dedications, you will search in vain for a praiseworthy accomplishment.

4) Secretary of State -- This period can be quickly dismissed by noting that it began with her “Russian Reset” blunder (you would think some one in our State Department was smart enough to know the correct word and clue her in) and finished with the Benghazi fiasco (for which she took responsibility but was never held accountable -- what good is responsibility without accountability?  In between these notable bookends, she traveled a million miles and watched the globe burn while she circled it. It is important to note that no one died in Watergate; four Americans died at Benghazi, thanks to Hillary’s failure of leadership (which, at the outset, she tried to paper over by blaming the entire fiasco on a video, for which she shamefully promised parents of the deceased the video producer would be punished). Nixon, on whose impeachment proceedings she worked, was pilloried for his Watergate behavior and ultimately driven out of office. Hillary fobbed the whole thing off in her Senate testimony with her brazen and shameless retort to Senator Ron Johnson’s query on the matter -- what difference at this point does it make? Unfortunately, Johnson was so taken aback by her shameless outburst that he neglected to point out that it made all the difference in the world to the people who were sitting behind her, i.e. the families of the men who died at Benghazi because Hillary failed to respond to the now deceased ambassador’s request for additional security for the Benghazi facility.

5) As A Campaigner: Dull, Plodding, Gaffe Prone, And Unlikeable -- Alright, we have looked at her scandal-plagued past, what does she look like now? The same, as far as character is concerned, but now we have to deal with the uninspiringly dull campaign speeches in which her lies are packaged. Also, not only is she dishonest, she is gaffe prone, tone deaf, and does not comfortably connect with an audience. For example her complaint that she and her husband were dead broke when they left the White House -- as a consequence, no doubt, of running up mortgage debt on the  two million dollar homes they were purchasing for their post-presidential residences (one in D.C., the other in Chappaqua, New York, to establish residence there as a basis for her senatorial run). And even in the course of acquiring some of that debt, a minor scandal occurred in connection with Terry McAuliffe’s assistance in financing the project. Also, she and her husband have been taking in huge gobs of money for their book efforts and speeches.

Then she made the outrageously stupid statement that “businesses” don’t create jobs, suggesting that government does (no doubt a Freudian slip, reflecting the general job-creation approach of the Dems, i.e. if there is a problem, government is the solution -- in contrast to Reagan’s observation that government is the problem, not the solution). Finally, she comes across as angry and unlikable -- probably because she is angry and unlikable. When informed of this quality during her 2008 campaign, she seemed taken aback, shedding a few tears, thus reassuring her admiring public that she was indeed a feeling person.

Now this unaccomplished fraud gets $300,000 a speech to inform her audience of absolutely nothing of consequence. In the end, perhaps this says more about her audience than it does about her; that is, why would any one pay that kind of money to a person who not only accomplished nothing, but is a charmless political hack? By way of concluding this piece, I would recommend that the reader follow Professor Delong’s advice, i.e. “Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to be kept very far away from the White House for the rest of her life.” -- Kenneth Eliasberg


Kenneth Eliasberg  AmericanThinker.com April 1, 2015

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    H.L. Mencken

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

  • 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

  • "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"

  • "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

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

  • 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • “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

  • "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.

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • “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 )

  • “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

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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Wayne

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    George Mason

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Author Unknown

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Brad Thor

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

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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)

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

    Larry Elder

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Ann Landers

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    David Letterman

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

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Syrus

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Eliot

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "I 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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Robert Novak

  • “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

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

    Charles Gordy

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

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

    George Washington

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

    Charlotte

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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 predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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


    WAG

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Lao-tzu

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

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

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

  • “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”

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Edison

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Aristotle

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Aristotle

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • “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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    John Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • “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”

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

  • "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)

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    John Kerry

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Cherokee 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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • “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

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

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

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

    Confucius

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "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)

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    WAG

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Milton Friedman

  • 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.”

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    William Faulkner

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Danny Schecter

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

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John Adams

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "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

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    George Berkeley

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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."

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    James Madison

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    American Citizen

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Unknown

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

  • 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

  • “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)

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    George Orwell

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

    Anatole France

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    George Orwell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Robert Brault

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Dave Barry

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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 one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Tacitus

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Pope John Paul II

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

    GR

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    WAG

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

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

    Doug Larson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • “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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

  • 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Mark Twain

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Voltaire

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Anonymous

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Luck

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Pat Flynn

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

  • “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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Bovard

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

    American Patriot

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

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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Robert Frost

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    George Washington

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

    Voltaire

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

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

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    John Wooden

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • 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

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

    Will Rogers

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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)

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

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

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

  • "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 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • 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 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Lord Byron