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February 23, 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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  • "Nothing beats a failure but the failure to try"

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

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

    Confucious

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Doug Powers

  • "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

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

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Howard Buffett

  • “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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

  • “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)

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • “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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    American Patriot

  • 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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • “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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Moliere

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    William Pitt

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

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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."

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    WAG

  • 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.

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

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

    Steven Wright

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Bob Hope

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • “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”

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "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

  • "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)

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Jack Miner

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

  • "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

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Aristotle

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    GR

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    C. A. Beard

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Confucius

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

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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Willis Player

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    American Citizen

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “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

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Ernest Benn

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

    Aristotle

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Unknown

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

    Aristotle

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Tacitus

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

    George Washington

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

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    David Stockman

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Anne Coleman

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

    Government Motto

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

  • “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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Dean Acheson

  • "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)

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Socrates

  • “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

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • 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.”

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • “GOD may not lighten my load, but HE will strengthen my 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 man that sets out to change the world without first changing himself is a fool"

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

  • “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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "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

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    James Bovard

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

    Luck

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    John Wooden

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

    General George Patton

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Plato

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    William Faulkner

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    WAG

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Tullius Cicero

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

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

    Douglas Casey

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The 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 )

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Lao-tzu

  • “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)

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "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"

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

    David Letterman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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


    WAG

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

    Sam Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Orwell

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • 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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • “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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    George Mason

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Anatole France

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

  • "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)

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Frederick Douglass

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Syrus

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Ann Landers

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • “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

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

    Voltaire

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    Charley Reese

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Galileo

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

    George Eliot

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Vladimir Lenin