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Utah Senate Votes To Repeal 17th Amendment
Posted By: Letters on February 25, 2016 05:07 PM in COMMENT CORNER
Christine Rousselle  TownHall.com Published on February 25, 2016


"In a bit of unusual news, the Utah Senate voted 20-6 to ask Congress to repeal the 17th Amendment of the Constitution. The 17th Amendment allows for the direct election of senators. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Al Jackson (R-Highland) argued that the 17th Amendment was not what the founders of the country had intended and changed the meaning of the role of the senators.

Its sponsor, Sen. Al Jackson, R-Highland, says electing senators by the state Senate is needed because no branch of the federal government now represents the needs of state governments. A change would force senators to do that.

"Today, senators are more beholden to special interest groups than to their states" because those interests give them money for reelection, Jackson said.

He added, "It's time for our senators to come home every weekend and take direction from this body and from the House and the governor on how they should vote in the upcoming week."

The resolution now moves on to the Utah House of Representatives." -- Christine Rousselle

Long overdue!

Utah Sen. Alvin Jackson Supports Repealing the 17th Amendment


Christine Rousselle  TownHall.com February 25, 2016

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    Unknown

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Anonymous

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • “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”

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Paul Jacob

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Plato

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • “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

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    David Stockman

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    GR

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    George Washington

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Jack Abramoff

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

    Aristotle

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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)

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • “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)

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    John Jay

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Willis Player

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

  • "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)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    William Faulkner

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The 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

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

  • "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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mike Adams

  • "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

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Mark Twain

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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."

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Harry Truman

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    David Letterman

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


    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "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

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

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    WAG

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • 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

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

    Luck

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

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Galileo

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Syrus

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    WAG

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "The 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Orwell

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    American Citizen

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • 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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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"

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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.”

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

  • "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

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Karl Marx

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    James Madison

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    James Madison

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

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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "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)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Ann Landers

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

    General George Patton

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    James Bovard

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Tacitus

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

    Socrates

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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?”

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Berkeley

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

    John Kerry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Author Unknown

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Anonymous

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    George Eliot

  • “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

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

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Anonymous

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    John Adams

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Plato

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • “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

  • 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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “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 )

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Anatole France

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan