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March 26, 2019

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Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Paul Kengor, Ph.D., a bestselling author whose works include Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century; God and Ronald Reagan; God and George W. Bush; God and Hillary Clinton; and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. His articles regularly appear in publications ranging from USA TODAY to The New York Times, plus numerous academic journals.

A professor at Grove City College, Kengor is a frequent commentator on television and radio. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his master’s from American University. He is the author of the new book, The Communist. Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.

FP: Paul Kengor, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about Frank Marshall Davis and his ties to, and influence on, Obama.

But first, I would like to begin with you telling us a bit about a gentleman named Spyridon Mitsotakis. You dedicate the book to him. Tell us why.

Kengor: That’s a great question that gets to the heart of how and why I did this book.

Spyridon is a remarkable young man. I met him when I was signing books at CPAC in February 2011. He had bought my previous book, Dupes, and seemed to know more about liberal/progressive dupes and the American communist movement than even I did. He was standing there at the front of the line asking me a new question every few seconds, clearly very precocious—and annoying the folks behind him in line, who told him to move on. I gave him my email address and promised I’d answer his questions in full via email. He said, “Yeah, right.” When he emailed me, I followed through on my promise. He finished our email exchanges by saying, “Hey, by the way, I’m a student at NYU, and we have the largest collection of archives of the American Communist Party. I’d love to help you with research. Let me know if you need anything.”

Well, my plan at that moment was to take my time writing a follow up to Dupes, and not at all to do a biography of Frank Marshall Davis. I figured I’d get to seek more information on Davis for the Dupes follow-up, as I had information on him in the original Dupes. So, I said to Spyridon: “I’m trying to find archives of the Chicago Star, the Party-line publication that Davis wrote for in the latter 1940s. I can’t find them anywhere, not even in Chicago. The Library of Congress claims to have them, but they’re not on the shelf. Can you help me?”

Within about three hours, Spyridon was emailing me PDFs of the Chicago Star. Within about three weeks, he had mailed me copies of every Davis column in the Star. I was blown away by what I read, particularly the haunting similarity to some of Obama’s statements. I soon realized that I, alone, was in possession of a treasure trove of information on Frank Marshall Davis. Spyridon kept digging and finding more and more, and then I realized I had to do this book. It wouldn’t have happened without Spyridon—thus the dedication. The kid could be a future Herb Romerstein.

FP: Wow, well, our thanks and appreciation goes out to Spyridon Mitsotakis — and we wish him bountiful energy and the enthusiasm in his search and battle for historical truth in the road ahead.

Ok, so who was Frank Marshall Davis?

Kengor: Frank Marshall Davis, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) number 47544, was a 20th century American who wrote pro-Soviet propaganda in newspaper columns and was a loyal Soviet patriot.

FP: What do you mean by “loyal Soviet patriot?”

Kengor: While it will shock naïve liberals who still don’t grasp the horrors of communism, readers of FrontPage will understand. Leftist Americans who took the extraordinary step of joining CPUSA swore a loyalty oath to the USSR—Stalin’s USSR in the case of Frank Marshall Davis. The oath stated: “I pledge myself to rally the masses to defend the Soviet Union, the land of victorious socialism. I pledge myself to remain at all times a vigilant and firm defender of the Leninist line of the Party, the only line that insures the triumph of Soviet Power in the United States.”

FP: When did Frank Marshall Davis join the Communist Party?

Kengor: Remarkably, he joined early in World War II, after the Hitler-Stalin Pact—a period when many Party members bolted the Party because they were outraged at Stalin signing that pact with Hitler. That pact, of course, precipitated the invasion of Poland and World War II. Jewish American communists in particular were aghast. The man in Moscow to whom they swore their unwavering allegiance had helped pave the way for the Holocaust.

FP: Surely Frank Marshall Davis knew about the pact. Did he ever explain myself?

Kengor: Actually, yes, he did. He made sure he addressed this in his memoirs, conceding that he had “felt betrayed” by Stalin. But he apparently got over the betrayal. “So the Russians were as hypocritical as the rest of the white world!” he yapped. No surprise, “since the Russians were white, what else could you really expect?”

In short, Davis’s discomfort over Stalin’s agreement with Hitler was not enough to keep him from joining the Party. He still drank from the chalice.

For the record, this wasn’t the only time that Davis helped accommodate Hitler. In 1940, he hooked up with one of the worst, most seditious communist fronts ever to operate in the United States: the American Peace Mobilization. That group, which in 1940 sought to keep America out of the war and from stopping Hitler because Hitler (at the time) was allied with Stalin, was organized by CPUSA and the Comintern in Chicago, which was where Davis was located. The communists who organized the “peace” mobilization sought out dupes from the Religious Left and other various “progressive” factions. They also directly recruited African Americans, claiming that the evil FDR was seeking to send black boys to their death to fight for evil Churchill and the British. This was the kind of vulgar propaganda that CPUSA regularly peddled. One of the African Americans that they targeted was Frank Marshall Davis. This was a powerful factor in bringing Davis into the Party as an eventual full member.

I must note that it was also through this group that Davis would work with Robert Taylor, who just happened to be the grandfather of Valerie Jarrett.

FP: That’s remarkable. Valerie Jarrett today is Obama’s right-hand woman in the White House.

Kengor: Yes, and it’s even more eerie than that. Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s mentor, also worked with Vernon Jarrett in these circles. Vernon Jarrett was Valerie’s father-in-law. And it’s worse still. Davis, Obama’s mentor, also worked with Harry and David Canter, two other Chicago communists. The Canters mentored a young man named David Axelrod in Chicago in the 1970s. So, the troika that’s arguably running America today—Obama and Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod—all have common bonds in Chicago’s communist circles from the 1940s. Their mentors knew each other.

I know this is incredible, but it’s true. You couldn’t make this up. No one would believe it. We’re being governed by ghosts from Chicago’s Communist Party glory years.

FP: Are there other people that Frank Marshall Davis worked with in Chicago who have relevance today?

Kengor: Oh, yes, I could go on and on. At the Chicago Star, the communist newspaper for which he wrote and was the founding editor-in-chief (1946-48), Davis regularly shared the op-ed page with Senator Claude “Red” Pepper, who at that exact time was writing the bill to nationalize healthcare in the United States—which Davis himself advocated in his columns. By the way, Pepper’s chief of staff, who wrote that bill, was Charles Kramer, who we now know was working for the KGB under the codename “mole.”

Another Davis comrade at the Star was William Patterson, who actually mentored Frank Marshall Davis and was probably more important than any other figure in bringing Davis into the Party.

FP: William Patterson was a hardcore communist.

Kengor: Yes, and among his legacies is the Kremlin’s “People’s Friendship University,” which he helped plan in the 1960s. People’s Friendship University became better known as the “Patrice Lumumba Friendship University,” a Kremlin grooming school for third-world revolutionaries. This university, the third largest in the USSR, schooled some of the world’s leading terrorists. Distinguished alumni include Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, whose doctoral thesis became a book, The Other Side: The Secret Relations between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement. According to Abbas, “only a few hundred thousand Jews” were killed in the Holocaust, and those mostly through Nazi-Zionist collusion. Other proud alumni include Carlos the Jackal, Mohamed Boudia, and Henry Ruiz, Nicaraguan Sandinista commander and economic planner-in-chief.

Among this band of rogues, Mohamed Boudia was a top figure in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), one of the cores branches of the PLO. He was in charge of PFLP terrorist operations in Europe, placed there by the KGB, where he worked with Soviet-backed terror cells in East Berlin. There he also worked with the Black September Organization. Among Boudia’s most dastardly acts—which involved Mahmoud Abbas—was the brutal murder of Jewish Olympians in the 1972 Munich massacre.

Such is the sordid legacy of the People’s Friendship University, championed by Frank Marshall Davis mentor William Patterson.

FP: So, Patterson helped mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who, in turn, mentored Obama?

Kengor: Correct.

FP: In your book, you say that Davis’s first major Party job was editing and writing columns for the Chicago Star in the late 1940s. You found a lot of similarity in what Davis was writing and what Obama says today.

Kengor: Yes. Davis constantly bashed Wall Street, big oil, profits, GOP tax cuts, the wealthy and “millionaires.” He called for taxpayer funding of “universal healthcare” and “public works projects.” He targeted General Motors. He championed Russian foreign policy, especially at the expense of countries like Poland. I could go on and on. The similarities are chilling.

FP: Was there a particular Davis column that really struck you?

Kengor: Yes, and I use it to open the book. In a November 1946 column, Davis wrote: “I’m tired of being beaned with those double meaning words like ‘sacred institutions’ and ‘the American way of life’ which our flag-waving fascists and lukewarm liberals hurl at us day and night.” This struck me because it’s so similar to Obama’s quoting of Davis in Dreams from My Father. There, Obama quoted Davis saying: “They’ll train you so good, you’ll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh-t.”

When I saw that, I knew that Davis had lectured Obama with at least some of the same sentiments decades earlier in his old Communist Party writings. I found a bunch of examples of Davis trashing the American way, so much so that my initial subtitle for this book was “Frank Marshall Davis and the American Way.”

FP: Okay, when did Obama meet Davis?

Kengor: According to an eyewitness, they were first introduced in 1970. It was Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham, who made the introduction. Dunham, himself a leftist, saw in Davis a potential role model and black father figure that Obama was lacking. Davis knew and influenced Obama throughout Obama’s adolescence in the 1970s, right up until he went to college. In fact, those disparaging words about the American way were Davis’s parting words to Obama before Obama headed off to Occidental College.

FP: You interview someone who knew Obama at Occidental and says that Obama was an actual communist at Occidental.

Kengor: That’s right. The person is Dr. John Drew, who I’ve interviewed at length and remain in regular contact with today. He’s totally credible, no axe to grind, no story to sell. Drew contacted me because he knew I was researching Davis. Drew sees himself as the “missing link” between Obama’s time with Frank Marshall Davis and with later radicals like Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Drew himself was a Marxist at the time, and Obama was introduced to him as a fellow Marxist—as “one of us.” Drew told me about Obama’s belief in what Drew described as the “Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution.” Drew, who was a more realistic, chastened Marxist, was stunned at Obama’s unwavering belief in the imminence of a Marxist revolution in the United States.

Now, for the record, if this is true, this doesn’t mean that Obama is today still a Marxist, but it would mean that he once was—and Frank Marshall Davis would have been a primary explanatory factor in Obama becoming a Marxist at the time. That’s why (among other reasons) this book on Davis needed to be done.

FP: Was Davis a national-security threat?

Kengor: The federal government thought so. In the book, I present documents from Davis’s 600-page FBI file in which the FBI repeatedly re-certifies Davis on the Security Index. That’s a very serious thing. It means that, in the event of a war breaking out between the US and USSR, Obama’s mentor could have been placed under immediate arrest. Needless to say, that’s quite unprecedented for a presidential mentor. With a mentor like that, Barack Obama should have trouble getting a security clearance for a standard, entry-level government job. Instead, Americans elected him right into the Oval Office.

FP: Incredible, that is really something.

Paul Kengor, how would you crystallize the main message/thesis of your book?

Kengor: Mentors matter. Any study of any president starts with mentors. We all know that. And yet, why have we ignored this mentor to this particular president? Well, the answer is clear from my book: Because no president in all of American history has ever had a mentor as radical as Frank Marshall Davis. No president—ever—has had a mentor who was a literal card-carrying member of the Communist Party. This obviously ought to merit our attention. My book provides that attention. It’s scandalous that it would take four years into Obama’s presidency for a book like this to be published. It’s a sign of the woeful liberal bias by this nation’s “journalists” and “biographers.” 

FP: What do you hope your book will help achieve?

Kengor: Many things, but I’ll list just a few.

First off, I want people to continue to realize that our president is the product of some remarkably radical influences, and here, in Frank Marshall Davis, was arguably the most radical of them all. Davis had an influence on Obama. We need to consider that influence.

Beyond that, I’d like liberals and Democrats to please understand that communists were not their friends. The communists considered liberals to be their useful idiots, their dupes, their “prey,” as Whittaker Chambers put it. They used them incessantly. Davis was one of those who used liberals. And then, after all that, after decades of targeting the Democratic Party, Davis ultimately infiltrated the party and even influenced its current president. It’s a remarkable story.

Finally, there were numerous American communists like Frank Marshall Davis who did horrible agitation on behalf of international communism throughout the 20th century. They were on the wrong side of history, a bloody side that left over 100 million corpses in their wake—double the combined dead of the century’s two world wars. And you know what? They never apologized.

No, instead, they cursed their accusers for daring to charge (quite correctly) that they were communists threatening America and the wider world. Not only did they get away with it, but liberals today continue to excuse and protect them. In Davis’s case, they do so to protect Obama. This is a great historical injustice. The truth needs to be told.

FP: Paul Kengor, thank you for joining Frontpage Interview.

Kengor: Thank you, Jamie. And my thanks to you, David Horowitz, and everyone at Frontpage for your courage. Be not afraid.

Jamie Glazov/FrontPageMag.com (7/18/12) 

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  • "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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The 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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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.

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Plato

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

    WAG

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Ann Landers

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "I 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.

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Alexander Pope

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    WAG

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Luck

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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


    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    George Mason

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "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

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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    American Patriot

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Samuel Adams

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George W. Bush

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    David Stockman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "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."

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    American Patriot

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • 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

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

    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)

  • "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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    WAG

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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)

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

    Paul Proctor

  • “It’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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Demosthenes

  • “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)

  • “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

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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)

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    George Orwell

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Government Motto

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    John Adams

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

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • 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.

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

  • “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)

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

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

    Author Unknown

  • “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

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Moliere

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    George Santayana

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    WAG

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

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

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

  • “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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Syrus

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    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?”

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Anonymous

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • 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.”

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Voltaire

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Plato

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    George Washington

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

    WAG

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • “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)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "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"

  • 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 reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • 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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "The 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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

    Unknown

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    WAG

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

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

    George Mason

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dean Acheson

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Anatole France

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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 )

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "If 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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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”

  • “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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • “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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Anonymous

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    James Bovard

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Socrates

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Tacitus

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

    William Pitt

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    John Kerry

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Confucius

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    George Eliot

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Sophia Loren

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Willis Player

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Sam Adams

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    John Adams

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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”

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

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    WAG

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "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)

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

  • "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 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

  • "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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG