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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dave Barry

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Plato

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Confucius

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

    Luck

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

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Orwell

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

    John Adams

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    Dick Cheney

  • “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)

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Anonymous

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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"

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

  • "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

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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"

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    James Madison

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • “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

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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Sam Adams

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

  • “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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

  • "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

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

    George Sutherland

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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


    WAG

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    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.

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

  • "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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "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

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

    George Santayana

  • "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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    GR

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Galileo

  • “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”

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    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

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • “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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    James Madison

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Mason

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

  • "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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    American Citizen

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Syrus

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

  • “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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “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)

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • “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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “It is 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    WAG

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

  • “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)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Jay Leno

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    George Mason

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    American Patriot

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "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)

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

    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)

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • 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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    James Bovard

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    John Adams

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

  • "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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    WAG

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

    W. C. Fields

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Moliere

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    James Madison

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Socrates

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    WAG

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

  • “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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "If 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

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Unknown

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • 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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Stockman

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Aristotle

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • “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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Rick Perry

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Adams

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

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

    WAG

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Charles Dickens

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    WAG

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • 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.

  • “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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    Anonymous

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    William Faulkner

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

    George Orwell

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

    St. Augustine

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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.

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

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Jack Miner

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • “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”

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • 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.”

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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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."

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Alfred Adler

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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."

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “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)

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

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    David Letterman

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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)

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

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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