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Who Financed Lenin And Trotsky?
Posted By: Letters on February 10, 2016 12:40 PM in COMMENT CORNER
Wildboar.net Published on February 10, 2016


From the book, "The Creature From Jekyll Island

Page 123:

The top Communist leaders have never been as hostile to their counterparts in the West, as the rhetoric suggests. They are quite friendly to the world's leading financiers and have worked closely with them, when it suits their purposes. As we shall see in the following section, the Bolshevik revolution actually was financed by wealthy financiers in London and New York. Lenin and Trotsky were on the closest of terms with these moneyed interests both before and after the Revolution. Those hidden liaisons have continued to this day and occasionally pop to the surface, when we discover a David Rockefeller holding confidential meetings with a Mikhail Gorbachev in the absence of government sponsorship or diplomatic purpose.

Pages 263-267:
Chapter 13 - MASQUERADE IN MOSCOW

One of the greatest myths of contemporary history is that the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia was a popular uprising of the downtrodden masses against the hated ruling class of the Tsars. As we shall see, however, the planning, the leadership and especially the financing came entirely from outside Russia, mostly from financiers in Germany, Britain and the United States. Furthermore we shall see, that the Rothschild Formula played a major role in shaping these events.

This amazing story begins with the war between Russia and Japan in 1904. Jacob Schiff, who was head of the New York investment firm Kuhn, Loeb and Company, had raised the capital for large war loans to Japan. It was due to this funding that the Japanese were able to launch a stunning attack against the Russians at Port Arthur and the following year to virtually decimate the Russian fleet. In 1905 the Mikado awarded Jacob Schiff a medal, the Second Order of the Treasure of Japan, in recognition of his important role in that campaign.

Jacob Schiff was head of the New York investment firm Kuhn, Loeb and Co. He was one of the principal backers of the Bolshevik revolution and personally financed Trotsky's trip from New York to Russia. He was a major contributor
to Woodrow Wilson's presidential campaign and an advocate for passage of the Federal Reserve Act. (p. 210)

During the two years of hostilities thousands of Russian soldiers and sailors were taken as prisoners. Sources outside of Russia, which were hostile to the Tsarist regime, paid for the printing of Marxist propaganda and had it delivered to the prison camps. Russian-speaking revolutionaries were trained in New York and sent to distribute the pamphlets among the prisoners and to indoctrinate them into rebellion against their own government. When the war was ended, these officers and enlisted men returned home to become virtual seeds of treason against the Tsar. They were to play a major role a few years later in creating mutiny among the military during the Communist takeover of Russia.

TROTSKY WAS A MULTIPLE AGENT

One of the best known Russian revolutionaries at that time was Leon Trotsky. In January of 1916 Trotsky was expelled from France and came to the United States. It has been claimed that his expenses were paid by Jacob Schiff. There is no documentation to substantiate that claim, but the circumstantial evidence does point to a wealthy donor in New York. He remained for several months, while writing for a Russian socialist paper, the Novy Mir (New World) and giving revolutionary speeches at mass meetings in New York City. According to Trotsky himself, on many occasions a chauffeured limousine was placed at his service by a wealthy friend, identified as Dr. M. In his book, My Life, Trotsky wrote:

The doctor's wife took my wife and the boys out driving and was very kind to them. But she was a mere mortal, whereas the chauffeur was a magician, a titan, a superman! With the wave of his hand he made the machine obey his slightest command. To sit beside him was the supreme delight. When they went into a tea room, the boys would anxiously demand of their mother, "Why doesn't the chauffeur come in?" (Leon Trotsky: My Life, New York publisher: Scribner's, 1930, p. 277)

It must have been a curious sight to see the family of the great socialist radical, defender of the working class, enemy of capitalism, enjoying the pleasures of tea rooms and chauffeurs, the very symbols of capitalist luxury.

On March 23, 1917 a mass meeting was held at Carnegie Hall to celebrate the abdication of Nicolas II, which meant the overthrow of Tsarist rule in Russia. Thousands of socialists, Marxists, nihilists nand anarchists attended to cheer the event. The following day there was published on page two of the New York Times a telegram from Jacob Schiff, which had been read to this audience. He expressed regrets, that he could not attend and then described the successful Russian revolution as "...what we had hoped and striven for these long years". (Mayor Calls Pacifists Traitors, The New York Times, March 24, 1917, p. 2)

In the February 3, 1949 issue of the New York Journal American Schiff's grandson, John, was quoted by columnist Cholly Knickerbocker as saying that his grandfather had given about $20 million for the triumph of Communism in Russia. (To appraise Schiff's motives for supporting the Bolsheviks, we must remember, that he was a Jew and that Russian Jews had been persecuted under the Tsarist regime. Consequently the Jewish community in America was inclined to support any movement, which sought to topple the Russian government and the Bolsheviks were excellent candidates for the task. As we shall see further along, however, there were also strong financial incentives for Wall Street firms, such as Kuhn, Loeb and Company, of which Schiff was a senior partner, to see the old regime fall into the hands of revolutionaries, who would agree to grant lucrative business concessions in the future in return for financial support today.)

When Trotsky returned to Petrograd in May of 1917 to organize the Bolshevik phase of the Russian Revolution, he carried $10,000 for travel expenses, a generously ample fund considering bthe value of the dollar at that time. Trotsky was arrested by Canadian and British naval personnel, when the ship, on which he was traveling, the S.S. Kristianiafjord, put in at Halifax. The money in his possession is now a matter of official record. The source of that money has been the focus of much speculation, but the evidence strongly suggests, that its origin was the German government. It was a sound investment.

Trotsky was not arrested on a whim. He was recognized as a threat to the best interests of England, Canada's mother country in the British Commonwealth. Russia was an ally of England in the First World War, which then was raging in Europe. Anything, that would weaken Russia - and that certainly included internal revolution - would be, in effect, to strengthen Germany and weaken England. In New York on the night before his departure Trotsky had given a speech, in which he said: "I am going back to Russia to overthrow the provisional government and stop the war with Germany." (A full report on this meeting had been submitted to the U.S. Military Intelligence. See Senate Document No. 62, 66th Congress, Report and Hearings of the Subcommittee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, 1919, Vol. II, p. 2680.) Trotsky therefore represented a real threat to England's war effort. He was arrested as a German agent and taken as a prisoner of war.

With this in mind we can appreciate the great strength of those mysterious forces both in England and the United States, that intervened on Trotsky's behalf. Immediately telegrams began to come into Halifax from such divergent sources, as an obscure attorney in New York City, from the Canadian Deputy Postmaster-General and even from a high-ranking British military officer, all inquiring into Trotsky's situation and urging his immediate release. The head of the British Secret Service in America at the time was Sir William Wiseman, who, as fate would have it, occupied the apartment directly above the apartment of Edward Mandell House and who had become fast friends with him. House advised Wiseman, that President Wilson wished to have Trotsky released. Wiseman advised his government and the British Admiralty issued orders on April 21st, that Trotsky was to be sent on his way. ("Why Did We Let Trotsky Go? How Canada Lost an Opportunity to Shorten the War", MacLeans magazine, Canada, June 1919. Also see Martin, pp. 163-164.) It was a fateful deecision, that would affect not only the outcome of the war, but the future of the entire world.

It would be a mistake to conclude, that Jacob Schiff and Germany were the only players in this drama. Trotsky could not have gone even as far as Halifax without having been granted an American passport and this was accomplished by the personal intervention of President Wilson. Professor Antony Sutton says:

President Woodrow Wilson was the fairy godmother, who provided Trotsky with a passport to return to Russia to "carry forward" the revolution... At the same time careful State Department bureaucrats, concerned about such revolutionaries entering Russia, were unilaterally attempting to tighten up passport procedures. (Antony C. Sutton, Ph. D.: Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, published by Arlington House in New Rochelle, NY, 1974, p. 25)

And there were others, as well. In 1911 the St. Louis Dispatch published a cartoon by a Bolshevik named Robert Minor. Minor was later to be arrested in Tsarist Russia for revolutionary activities and in fact was himself bankrolled by famous Wall Street financiers. Since we may safely assume, that he knew his topic well, his cartoon is of great historical importance. It portrays Karl Marx with a book entitled Socialism under his arm, standing amid a cheering crowd on Wall Street. Gathered around and greeting him with enthusiastic handshakes are characters in silk hats identified as John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, John D. Ryan of National City Bank, Morgan partner George W. Perkins and Teddy Roosevelt, leader of the Progressive Party.

This cartoon by Robert Minor appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1911. It shows Karl
Marx surrounded by enthusiastic Wall Street financiers: Morgan partner George Perkins,
J.P. Morgan, John Ryan of National City Bank, John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie.
Immediately behind Marx is Teddy Roosevelt, leader of the Progressive Party.
 (p. 211)

What emerges from this sampling of events is a clear pattern of strong support for Bolshevism coming from the highest financial and political power centers in the United States; from men, who supposedly were "capitalists" and who according to conventional wisdom should have been the mortal enemies of socialism and communism.

Nor was this phenomenon confined to the United States. Trotsky in his book My Life tells of a British financier, who in 1907 gave him a "large loan" to be repaid after the overthrow of the Tsar. Arsene de Goulevitch, who witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution firsthand, has identified both the name of the financier and the amount of the loan. "In private interviews", he said, "I have been told that over 21 million rubles were spent by Lord [Alfred] Milner in financing the Russian Revolution... The financier just mentioned was by no means alone among the British to support the Russian revolution with large financial donations." Another name specifically mentioned by de Goulevitch was that of Sir George Buchanan, the British Ambassador to Russia at the time. (See Arsene de Goulevitch: Czarism and Revolution, published by Omni Publications in Hawthorne, California, no date; rpt. from 1962 French edition, pp. 224, 230)

It was one thing for Americans to undermine Tsarist Russia and thus indirectly help Germany in the war, because American were not then into it, but for British citizens to do so was tantamount to treason. To understand, what higher loyalty compelled these men to betray their battlefield ally and to sacrifice the blood of their own countrymen, we must take a look at the unique organization, to which they belonged.

Pages 274-277:
ROUND TABLE AGENTS IN RUSSIA

In Russia prior to and during the revolution there were many local observers, tourists and newsmen, who reported, that British and American agents were everywhere, particularly in Petrograd, providing money for insurrection. On report said, for example, that British agents were seen handing out 25-rouble notes to the men at the Pavlovski regiment just a few hours, before it mutinied against its officers and sided with the revolution. The subsequent publication of various memoirs and documents made it clear, that this funding was provided by Milner and channeled through Sir George Buchanan, who was the British Ambassador to Russia at the time. (See de Goulevitch, p. 230) It was a repeat of the ploy, that had worked so well for the cabal many times in the past. Round Table members were once again working both sides of the conflict to weaken and topple a target government. Tsar Nicholas had every reason to believe, that since the British were Russia's allies in the war against Germany, British officials would be the last persons on Earth to conspire against him. Yet the British Ambassador himself represented the hidden group, which was financing the regime's downfall.

The Round Table Agents from America did not have the advantage of using the diplomatic service as cover and therefore had to be considerably more ingenious. They came not as diplomats or even as interested businessmen, but disguised as Red Cross officials on a humanitarian mission. The group consisted almost entirely of financiers, lawyers and accountants from New York banks and investment houses. They simply had overpowered the American Red Cross organization with large contributions and in effect purchased a franchise to operate in its name. Professor Sutton tells us:

The 1910 [Red Cross] fund-raising campaign for $2 million, for example, was successful only, because it was supported by these wealthy residents of New York City. J.P. Morgan himself contributed $100,000... Henry P. Davison [a Morgan partner] was chairman of the 1910 New York Fund-Raising Committee and later became chairman of the War Council of the American Red Cross... The Red Cross was unable to cope with the demands of World War I. and in effect was taken over by these New York bankers. (Sutton: Revolution, p. 72)

For the duration of the war the Red Cross had been made nominally a part of the armed forces and subject to orders from the proper military authorities. It was not clear, who these authorities were and in fact there were never any orders, but the arrangement made it possible for the participants to receive military commissions and wear the uniform of American army officers.The entire expense of the Red Cross Mission in Russia, including the purchase of uniforms, was paid for by the man, who was appointed by President Wilson to become its head, "Colonel" William Boyce Thompson.

Thompson was a classical specimen of the Round Table network. Having begun his career as a speculator in copper mines, he soon moved into the world of high finance. He

  • refinanced the American Woolen Company and the Tobacco Products Company;
  • launched the Cuban Cane Sugar Company;
  • purchased controlling interest in the Pierce Arrow Motor Car Company;
  • organized the Submarine Boat Corporation and the Wright-Martin Aeroplane Company;
  • became a director of the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway, the Magma Arizona Railroad and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company;
  • was one of the heaviest stockholders in the Chase National Bank;
  • was the agent for J.P. Morgan's British securities operation;
  • became the first full-time director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the most important bank in the Federal Reserve System;
  • and of course contributed a quarter-million dollars to the Red Cross.

When Thompson arrived in Russia, he made it clear, that he was not your typical Red Cross representative. According to Hermann Hagedorn, Thompson's biographer:

He deliberately created the kind of setting, which would be expected of an American magnate: established himself in a suite in the Hotel de l'Europe, bought a French limousine, went dutifully to receptions and teas and evinced an interest in objects of art. Society and the diplomats, noting that here was a man of parts and power, began to flock about him. He was entertained at the embassies, at the houses of Kerensky's ministers. It was discovered, that he was a collector and those with antiques to sell fluttered around him offering him miniatures, Dresden china, tapestries, even a palace or two. (Hermann Hagedorn: The Magnate: William Boyce Thompson and His Time, published by Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1935, pp. 192-93)

When Thompson attended the opera, he was given the imperial box. People on the street called him the American Tsar. And it is not surprising, that according to George Kennan, "He was viewed by the Kerensky authorities as the 'real' ambassador of the United States." (George F. Kennan: Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920 published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, NJ, 1956, p. 60)

It is now a matter of record, that Thompson syndicated the purchase on Wall Street of Russian bonds in the amount of ten million roubles. (Hagedorn, p. 192) In addition, he gave over two million roubles to Aleksandr Kerensky for propaganda purposes inside Russia and with J.P. Morgan gave the rouble equivalent of one million dollars to the Bolsheviks for the spreading of revolutionary propaganda outside of Russia, particularly in Germany and Austria. (Sutton: Revolution, pp. 83, 91.) It was the agitation made possible by this funding, that led to the abortive German Spartacus Revolt of 1918. (See article "W.B. Thompson, Red Cross Donor, Believes Party Misrepresented" in the Washington Post of Feb. 2, 1918) A photograph of the cablegram from Morgan to Thompson advising, that the money had been transferred to the National City Bank branch in Petrograd, is included in this book.

AN OBJECT LESSON IN SOUTH AFRICA

At first it may seem incongruous, that the Morgan group would provide funding for both Kerensky and Lenin. These men may have both been socialist revolutionaries, but they were miles apart in their plans for the future and in fact were bitter competitors for control of the new government. But the tactic of funding both sides in a political contest by then had been refined by members of the Round Table into a fine art. A stunning example of this occurred in South Africa during the outset of the Boer War in 1899." -- Wildboar.net


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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Evan Sayet

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Willis Player

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Anonymous

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • “First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

  • "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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Aristotle

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Bob Hope

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

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

    George Eliot

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    WAG

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Anonymous

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Charlotte

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    George Washington

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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."

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Demosthenes

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Author Unknown

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    WAG

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    James Madison

  • "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)

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    WAG

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • “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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “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

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • “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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Lao-tzu

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

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

    Luck

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "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

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

    WAG

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • “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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    James Bovard

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Unknown

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

  • "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.

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • 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.

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Plato

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • “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

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

    Sam Adams

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Reverend Ike

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    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

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

    Tullius Cicero

  • "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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    John Adams

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Rod Serling

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    Mark Twain

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

  • “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

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

    GR

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "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."

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    George Washington

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Galileo

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Patrick Henry

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • 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

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

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

    Moliere

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

    WAG

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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 man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Larry Elder

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

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

    Mark Twain

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • “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)

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    Samuel Johnson

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

  • “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)

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Plato

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

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

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

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

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

    Barbara Bush

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

    Voltaire

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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)

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

  • "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

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

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

    Tacitus

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    WAG

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    Karl Marx

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • “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

  • 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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    William Pitt

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

    John Wooden

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

    Confucius

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    John Wooden

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • “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

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

    John Adams

  • “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

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

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Syrus

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

    Anatole France

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mike Adams

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

    George Orwell

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    David Letterman

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Socrates

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

  • "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

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    American Citizen

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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)

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Confucious

  • "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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    WAG

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Government Motto

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Voltaire

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

    George Santayana

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein