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The United States At The Point Of No Return
Posted By: DAD on February 16, 2016 03:48 PM in COMMENT CORNER
Steve McCann  AmericanThinker.com Published on February 16, 2016


There is an unquestioned disconnect between the vast majority of the American people and the so-called elites or ruling class.  Whenever I am in the company of those that are members of this exclusive fraternity, and when the conversation inevitably turns to the subject of the irascible mood of the electorate, I offer what I consider to be a valid theory as to one of the primary reasons why.  That is: a plurality of the populace, myself included, firmly believe the United States is approaching the point of no return to its founding as a nation of individual freedom and opportunity, and that the 2016 election is the most significant in 150 years insofar as determining the long term fate of the country.

More often than not these acquaintances react as if Chicken Little had just escaped the asylum and was running amok claiming the sky is falling.   However, in an effort to be kind to the loon in their midst, I have been told, as a figurative pat on the head, because of my personal background as displaced war orphan from World War II that I am hypersensitive and what is going on in America really isn’t as bad as I claim.

Not as bad as I claim? 

Not since the presidential election of 1932 has the American electorate been so mired in discontent.  Despite the best efforts of the media to portray this discontentment as limited to the Republican base, a variety of polls have confirmed a vast majority of the populace shares this same sense of disgruntlement.  Innumerable polls taken over the past seven years are consistent in showing nearly 7 in 10 Americans believing the nation is headed in the wrong direction. 

Further, nearly 60% think that the next generation will be worse off than they are. And few have any faith that the economic outlook for the country will improve in the near or distant future.

Beginning in the late 1980’s, the cognoscenti declared that expansive government spending, globalization and free trade, combined with a comprehensive and overarching regulatory regime determined to root out so-called corruption and inequality as well as save the planet from the over blown evils of global warming, would be the course the nation should pursue.  The result of this foolhardy and myopic scheme:

  1. In 1988 the national debt of the United States stood at $2.6 Trillion, today it is over $19.0 Trillion-- an increase of 635% (and projected to reach $29.0 Trillion by 2026).  On the other hand the debt of all the nations on earth has grown by only 135% since 1988.
  2. Since November of 2008 the working age population has increased by over 18 million. However, the number of those employed has increased just 5.5 million.  Meanwhile those unemployed or no longer in the work force has ballooned by 12.4 million to a staggering total of 102 million or 40.4% of the working age population.
  3. Another factor impacting on the economic health of the American people is immigration.  In 1988 there were 16 million immigrants (including less than a million illegal aliens) living in the United States.  Today that number has skyrocketed to 42.4 million (including an estimated 12 million illegal aliens).  This enormous increase (165%) in the immigrant population has not only put pressure on a stagnant job market but it has also been a major factor in the decline of median income in the country.
  4. The upshot of all the above is that since 1988 the income of the top 5% has risen 39.3% (adjusted for inflation) and the income of the bottom 50% has fallen by 1.9%.
  5. Since 2008 the Obama cabal has added over 18,000 pages to the Code of Federal Regulations. It is estimated that complying with federal regulations costs the economy nearly $2 Trillion per year and is, along with taxes and innumerable mandates, one of the principle reasons for the lack of new business start-ups and loss of jobs to other countries.

One of the primary hallmarks of the United States had been that of a classless society wherein economic factors allowed the citizenry to take advantage of the marketplace in order to move up or down based on their efforts and willingness to work.  However, this scenario is disappearing as the opportunities for upward mobility cease to exist.  In its place a class driven society, similar to all other quasi-socialist nations past and present, is now becoming inevitable as even the Bureau of Labor Statistics admits that the level of Americans working and in the labor force will continue to decrease over the next 8 years.

Another of the primary factors in the decline of the United States is that the nation’s elites, rather than view education as the means for the people to attain success in a competitive world, have recast it into a vehicle for their pet theories and political views.  Whether it is the promulgation of faux self-esteem, the obsession with the so-called evils of capitalism and the nation’s past, and the theoretical joys of socialism among other inane curricula, the education establishment has assured that the American people are rapidly becoming among the least well-educated populations in the world.

In 2013 American 15 year olds ranked 32nd among industrialized countries in math, 20th in reading and 24th in science.  In 1988 this same age group ranked among the top 5-10 nations in the world in these same categories. Further, recent polls have indicated that as a byproduct of the radicalized education establishment, nearly 7 out of 10 between the ages of 18 and 29 would vote for an avowed socialist. Thus it is clear that the future of the country is on very shaky ground.

As for the issue of freedom: in a recent analysis it was determined that the United States now ranks 12th among the nations of the world in economic freedom (6th in 2008) but a dismal 31st in personal freedom (17th in 2008).  The authors of the study commented:

The decline reflects the long-term drop in every category of economic freedom and its rule of law indicators. The US performance is worrisome and shows that the US can no longer claim to be the leading bastion of liberty in the world.  In addition to the expansion of the regulatory state and drop in economic freedom, the war on terror, the war on drugs and the erosion of property rights due to a greater use of eminent domain all likely contributed to the US decline.

Using the cudgel of the mainstream media, the entertainment complex and the education establishment, the Left and its surrogate, the Democratic Party, have successfully inculcated into a plurality of the American people a belief that there are no moral absolutes and that the state can grant any rights that it so chooses to whomever it chooses.  Further, the nation’s founding documents are arcane, racially insensitive, and unsuitable for today.  Thus religious liberty, property rights and freedom of speech are under aggressive assault.  The Judiciary is now almost under the complete control of these same statists, and with the death of Justice Scalia the last line of defense, the Supreme Court, is in peril.

The vast majority of the American people sense that the future of the nation and that of their progeny is in serious jeopardy.  However, one of the most troubling aspects of the current unease and angst among the general public is what this portends: when anger and frustration evolve into deep seated passion, reason is too often a casualty.  As Thomas Sowell recently wrote:

Too many nations, in desperate times, especially after the authorities have discredited themselves and forfeited the trust of the people, have turned to some new and charismatic leader, who ended up turning a dire situation into an utter catastrophe,

This has been true throughout history whether in England in the 1650’s, France in the 1790’s, or Russia, Italy and Germany in the 20th century. 

In the current campaign for the next president, there are candidates attempting to tap into the ire of the citizenry by either promising that a purer form of socialism will magically solve the problems or by claiming that they, by sheer force of their will and personality, will part the seas and save the nation.  Unfortunately, due to the ill-education of the populace as well as their angst, far too many seeds of this demagoguery are falling on fertile ground.  The election of any of these candidates will only exacerbate and make permanent the nations woes.

So to my ruling class friends safely ensconced in Washington, New York and other enclaves among the like-minded and wealthy, this nation is at the point of no return to the country of freedom and opportunity that allowed you to be where you are.  The folks in fly-over country know it and so should you." -- Steve McCann


Steve McCann  AmericanThinker.com February 16, 2016

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

    WAG

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

    Socrates

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

    Aristotle

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Government Motto

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    WAG

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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

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

    Andrew Breitbart

  • “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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Cal Thomas

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Plato

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    WAG

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Luck

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Confucious

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kerry

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    Plato

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • “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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    WAG

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Plato

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alexander the Great

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

    John Adams

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

  • 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.”

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    James Madison

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

    John Adams

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

    George Washington

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • 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.

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

    George Mason

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Rick Perry

  • “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 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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Citizen

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    George Santayana

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

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

    James Madison

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • “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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    Mitt Romney

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

  • "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"

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Jay

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

    Thomas Paine

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    WAG

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • “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”

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • "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

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

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "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

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    James Madison

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    William Pitt

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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)

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Robert Novak

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Voltaire

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • “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

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Jon Roland (1976)

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    George Mason

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Confucius

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • “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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    David Stockman

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Harry Browne

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Galileo

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

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

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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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.

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

    George Washington

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Leo Durocher

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Anonymous

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    WAG

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • "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

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Syrus

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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)

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

    St. Augustine

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    James Madison

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

    Ann Landers

  • “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 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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

  • “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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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 )

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ernest Benn

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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."

  • “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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • 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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    John Wooden

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

  • “The 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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Voltaire

  • “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)

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    George Washington

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    George Washington

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Paul Proctor

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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."

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • 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

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Demosthenes

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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)

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


    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Francis Bacon

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

  • "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

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