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April 20, 2018

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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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    Philip K. Dick

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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    James Madison

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Bob Hope

  • 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.

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

    George Washington

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Paul Proctor

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

    James Madison

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

  • “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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Orwell

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Robert Schuller

  • “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

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

    James Bovard

  • “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

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • 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.”

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

  • "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."

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    George Orwell

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • “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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Sophia Loren

  • “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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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


    WAG

  • “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

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    WAG

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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.

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    George Mason

  • "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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "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)

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    George Mason

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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 )

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    WAG

  • "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"

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    James Madison

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

  • "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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    George Washington

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “The 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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Confucious

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Danny Schecter

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Anonymous

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Dave Barry

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

    James Madison

  • 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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

  • "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)

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

    C. A. Beard

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    WAG

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Knute Rockne

  • “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)

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

  • “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

  • “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

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

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Kerry

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "The 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)

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • "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

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

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

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    WAG

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    George Eliot

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Voltaire

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

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

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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

  • 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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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”

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "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

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    William Pitt

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

    Charlotte

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    John Adams

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Aristotle

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • 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

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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)

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Willis Player

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    GR

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Confucius

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Washington

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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)

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Tacitus

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

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

    Wayne LaPierre

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Brad Thor

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

  • "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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

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

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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)

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Anatole France

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    American Citizen

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Moliere

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Pitt

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Syrus

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    David Letterman

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    American Patriot

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

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

    John Adams

  • “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”

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

  • "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

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

    George Orwell

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Chinese proverb

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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 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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

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

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

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

    American Patriot

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

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Luck

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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)

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

    George Washington

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Unknown

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "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