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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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    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    St. Augustine

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Anonymous

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

    James Madison

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    John Adams

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

    John Adams

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

    Antonio Porchia

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


    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Wooden

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    GR

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

  • "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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    WAG

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Willis Player

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    George Santayana

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • “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

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

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

    George Washington

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • “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 )

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Confucious

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Karl Marx

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Doug Larson

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

    George Orwell

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    WAG

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Stockman

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • “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)

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

    Clint Murchison

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Pope John Paul II

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    George Orwell

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • 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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Josef Stalin

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Paul Jacob

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

  • 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.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

  • 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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

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

    Luck

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

  • 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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    George Berkeley

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Bob Hope

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Will Rogers

  • "The 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Washington

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • “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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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"

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    WAG

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • “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)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Sam Adams

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Steven Wright

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • 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.”

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

    American Patriot

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

  • “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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

  • 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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mark Twain

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    Charles Gordy

  • “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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "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

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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


    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    WAG

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Voltaire

  • “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)

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rod Serling

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

  • "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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Dick Cheney

  • "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.

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

    David Letterman

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "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."

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    American Patriot

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Progressive apologist

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

  • “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”

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • "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

  • "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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • 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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

  • "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 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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • “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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "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

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

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "When 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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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)

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

    George Mason

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    WAG

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

  • "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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Galileo

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    American Citizen

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "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

  • “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?”

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Plato

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • “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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Maya Angelou

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

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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.

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Tacitus

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Groucho Marx

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rick Perry

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Aristotle

  • "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)

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Bovard

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

    Voltaire

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Washington

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • “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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Confucius

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Moliere

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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