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Sheriff Clarke Schools Rahmbo
Posted By: FlyBoy on June 2, 2015 08:07 AM in COMMENT CORNER
Daniel John Sobieski  AmericanThinker.com Published on June 2, 2015


"Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is famous for saying that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste since it allows you to do things you might not be able to get done except for the emotions of the moment spurring calls to action.

Chicago’s bloody Memorial Day weekend, which saw a dozen people killed -- including a four-year-old-girl -- certainly proved no exception to Rahm’s Rule as he called for, wait for it, stricter gun control as he spoke at a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service. “It’s not just about how many police you have, it’s about the quantity of guns that are on the street so we actually have gun laws that back up the men and women we just recognized,” Emanuel said.

This delusional sentiment warning that otherwise inanimate objects are the problem was echoed by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest after a bloody holiday weekend in Baltimore saw 29 shot and nine killed:

When asked about the violence yesterday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest suggested more gun control was one of the solutions.

“Obviously there’s some common sense things we could do -- certainly passage of some gun safety laws in Congress that could keep guns out of the hands of criminals would be one thing that we could do to try to limit the violence,” Earnest said.

In response to this liberal talking point, which ignores the fact that Democratic bastions like Chicago and Maryland have the strictest gun control laws in the nation, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke went on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs to say that Rahmbo, a nicknamed earned for his White House ruthlessness,  was shooting blanks in suggesting the problem was guns and not the criminals who use them:

Sheriff Clarke describes Emanuel as “dead wrong,” observing that “he must have gone to the same school that ‘president’ Barack Obama did on how to run a law enforcement agency. This is what happens when you have community organizers and academic elites and others who don’t know a thing about policing in the American ghetto start to dabble in police science.”

He says the cities experiencing these heightened levels of violence “might as well get used to it because this is what you’re going to have as long as you’re going to try to turn cops into social workers and you’re going to try to get them to emphasize de-escalation and more dialogue instead of going on the offensive to go after some very dangerous individuals.”

Indeed as Investor’s Business Daily noted in 2013, the problem in Chicago has historically not been gun violence, but gang violence:

The fact is that up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police.

By one estimate, the city has 68,000 gang members, four times the number of cops. A police audit last spring identified 59 gangs and 625 factions -- mostly on the south and west sides -- none of which is going to submit to things like universal background checks.

In 2014, city fathers were crowing about a drop in the crime rate over the prior year, but did not bother to acknowledge its connection to Illinois being the last state in the nation to allow some form of concealed carry:

Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy, at a recent city council hearing, reported the good news of less crime. He credited better police work, but there's another factor McCarthy left unstated -- the increase in the number of pistol-packing permits that let citizens defend themselves, their families and their neighbors. The law has left criminals uncertain of who might be able to shoot back.

"It isn't any coincidence that crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted," Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said in the Washington Times.

"Just the idea that criminals don't know who is armed and who isn't has a deterrent effect. The police department hasn't changed a single tactic -- they haven't announced a shift in policy -- and you have these incredible numbers."

The answer to crime, largely gang crime, would seem not to be taking guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, or putting what liberals call “sensible restrictions” on their uses. And it certainly doesn’t reside, according to Sheriff Clarke, in sensitivity training for police or turning them into community organizers. As we have seen in Baltimore, when police are made the bad guys, crime soars:

Clarke says “It’s starting to take its toll on the American police officer, the psyche of the American police officer; self-initiated policing is going to go down, proactive policing is going to go down in many of these areas and cops are just going to resort to answering calls for service. That’s what they’re paid to do, that’s what they’re expected to do.”

He describes the current attitude of police as “Why should they risk their life or end up on some criminal indictment because this whole thing has been politicized?” He points out how the Democrat method of dealing with the problem is to “deflect away from the behavior of many young black males in the American ghetto and instead pile on the law enforcement officer.” He points out that “In the end the loser in all of this are the good law-abiding black people that live in these ghettos and there are a lot of them.”

The root cause of violence in our cities is not bad white cops or guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens and law-enforcing police. It is the decay bred by liberal governance and the excuses made by liberals for the consequences of their policies. Scapegoating white cops and gun owners is not the solution." -- Daniel John Sobieski

Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business DailyHuman EventsReason Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications. 


Daniel John Sobieski  AmericanThinker.com June 2, 2015

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    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Santayana

  • “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

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Dave Gardner

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

  • “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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Anne Coleman

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

  • "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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    James Bovard

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    John Kerry

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Moliere

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Doug Christie

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Jay Leno

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

    Charlotte

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

    John Wayne

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Syrus

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Plato

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    William Pitt

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    John Adams

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

  • “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

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


    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    American Citizen

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Washington

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "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.

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

    Plato

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Aristotle

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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)

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Edison

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

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

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

    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Kevin McCullough

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • "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

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

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

    Anatole France

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anonymous

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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 )

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Orwell

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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”

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • “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 an American voter, ignorant of my ignorance."

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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Confucius

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    George Orwell

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

    Reverend Ike

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

  • "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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

  • "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

  • 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.

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Willis Player

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Confucious

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

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

    Plato

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Unknown

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Luck

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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)

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

  • “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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

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

    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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    WAG

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    Mike Adams

  • 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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Socrates

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    George Eliot

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

  • "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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Voltaire (1764)

  • 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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • “The 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Galileo

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Brault

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    David Letterman

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • “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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

  • "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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Mark Twain

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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 reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

  • "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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • 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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    George Mason

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    WAG

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

    David Stockman

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

    American Patriot

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Saul Bellow