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April 20, 2018

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"Based on newly-discovered, secret documents from German archives, diaries and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive, yet hidden history of how the Nazi regime made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate power. The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by disfavored groups.

Gun Control in the Third Reich spans the two decades from the birth of the Weimar Republic in 1918 through Kristallnacht in 1938. The book then presents a panorama of pertinent events during World War II regarding the effects of the disarming policies. And even though in the occupied countries the Nazis decreed the death penalty for possession of a firearm, there developed instances of heroic armed resistance by Jews, particularly the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

  • The perennial gun control debate in America for the past half-century did not begin here. Many of the same arguments for and against the freedom to own firearms were made in the 1920s in the chaos of Germany's Weimar Republic, which opted for gun registration and prohibition. Those measures restricted law-abiding persons who complied with the law, but had no effect on the ongoing political violence between the Communists and the emerging Nazis. There would be unintended consequences.

  • Weimar Germany’s gun registration laws set the stage for the tragic deaths of people like Alfred Flatow, a German Jew who won first place in gymnastics at the 1896 Olympics. In 1932, Flatow registered three handguns as required by a decree of the Weimar Republic. After Adolf Hitler seized power in 1933, the registration records were used to identify, disarm, and attack “enemies of the state,” a euphemism for political opponents and Jews. By 1938, the Nazis had deprived Jews of the rights of citizenship and were ratcheting up measures to expropriate their assets. Police used the registration records to locate and arrest Jewish gun owners such as Flatow, who was turned over to the Gestapo and, like millions of others, was later murdered in the Holocaust.

  • Countless books about the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail to mention the firearms restrictions that rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by disfavored groups. Newly discovered documents reveal that even before the Nazis seized power in 1933, a future legal advisor to the Gestapo, Werner Best, proposed the execution of anyone who refused to surrender their firearms. Also, weeks before the 1938 pogrom known as the Night of Broken Glass, even Jews who surrendered their registered firearms were taken into custody by the Gestapo—a little-known fact that suggests that a major action against the Jews was already planned.

  • The history of Germany, 1918–1938, is a telling case study in the timeless gun control debate that provides an important historical perspective to recurrent questions: Should the people have a right to keep and bear arms? Should firearms be restricted to the police, military, and favored groups designated by the government? Is it possible that restrictions may go horribly wrong? What lessons does history teach?

Synopsis

A year before Adolph Hitler took power in 1933, the German Interior Minister directed that gun registration records be made secure to keep them from falling “into the hands of radical elements.” His efforts proved futile: the records fell into the hands of the Nazi government, which used them to disarm their political enemies and the Jews. By 1938, the Nazis had deprived Jews of the rights of citizenship and were ratcheting up measures to expropriate their assets.

The horrific consequences have names etched in our consciousness: the Night of Broken Glass and the Holocaust. Countless books have been written about Hitler’s dictatorship yet have failed to mention the disarming of Jews and “enemies of the state.” Attorney and author Stephen P. Halbrook fills this yawning gap with his original and eye-opening work, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State.”

Based on newly discovered documents from German archives, diaries, and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the hidden history—in a readable but well documented, scholarly manner—of how the Third Reich made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate its power.

The book is divided into four units, each with three chapters, representing distinct historical periods. It spans the two decades from the defeat of Germany in World War I in 1918 through the Night of the Broken Glass in 1938. A concluding chapter presents a panorama of events during World War II.

Dancing on a Volcano: The Weimar Republic

Part I begins by describing the chaos in the aftermath of World War I, a time when the struggling Weimar Republic repressed Communist insurgencies as well as attempted rightist coups, such as Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch. The suppression could be brutal: those caught with arms, including Red Cross nurses in one instance, were executed on the spot. The Versailles Treaty and repressive measures resulted in confiscations of firearms from law-abiding persons, while extremist groups secreted arms caches and fought in the streets.

In 1928, after public debate involving arguments heard even today, the liberal Weimar Republic adopted Germany’s first comprehensive gun control law. The law required licenses for the acquisition and carrying of firearms, giving the authorities discretion to deny licenses based on purported lack of need or disqualification based on a subjective determination of dangerousness. The law failed to end the extremist violence.

In secret documents that were discovered by the authorities, future Gestapo legal adviser Werner Best proposed a Nazi takeover in which Jews would be denied food and those refusing to surrender their guns would be executed. Partly in reaction to the discovery of such extremist plans, the Weimar era ended with a decree that could later facilitate Best’s plan—a requirement to register all firearms and authorization to police to confiscate them. The Interior Minister warned that the registration records must not fall into the hands of any extremist group. Yet they could have anticipated by then that the Nazis, the leading extremist group, could take power.

1933: Enter the Führer

Part II describes how the Nazis seized and consolidated power. In 1933 Hitler was named Chancellor, the Reichstag was set ablaze, emergency powers were granted to suspend constitutional rights, and Hitler’s police initiated mass searches and seizures for subversive printed matter and firearms. Social Democrats and other political opponents in this onslaught were invariably described as “Communists.” Gun licenses held by Jews and the politically unreliable were cancelled. Police raids to search for and confiscate firearms and publications swept Germany, from passengers’ baggage at railway stations to o ces of political parties and to entire Jewish communities.

A case study of Brandenburg, the German state that surrounds Berlin, shows how police used lists of licensed gun owners, assessed whether they were “politically reliable” to Nazism, and if they were not, cancelled their licenses and confiscated their firearms. Social Democrats were automatically disqualified. This was yet another step to nip in the bud resistance to National Socialism.

National Socialist power was consolidated in part by defining and disarming “the politically unreliable” and the “enemies of the state.” Legal theories were debated as to how to secure the New Order. The result was that persons in such categories could be disarmed, deprived of civil rights, and thrown into concentration camps.

Gleichschaltung: Forcing into Line

Part III focuses on the five years of repression that followed. During this time Nazi leaders leisurely conferred on amendments to the Weimar firearms law, which could be revised as society was cleansed by National Socialism. The Night of the Long Knives verified that Hitler could murder any opponent. Undesirables were placed in camps where labor made them “free,” and the Nürnberg Laws stripped Jews of their citizenship. The first major “Aryanization” of a Jewish business, seen in Europe as an attack on private enterprise, was the expropriation of a major firearm manufacturer owned by Jews.

By now Germany still had “laws” to which citizens were subject, but also Gestapo prerogative which courts could not review. The Gestapo banned independent gun clubs, arresting their leaders who failed to surrender their o ces to Nazis. Gestapo counsel Werner Best issued a directive to police authorities throughout Germany forbidding issuance of firearm permits to Jews.

In 1938, Hitler signed a new firearm law which exempted Nazi Party members from some restrictions. It ostensibly made long guns easier to acquire, but the “reform” was hollow in that firearm ownership was denied to the perennial “enemies of the state,” many of whom had been removed from society. For the first time, it prohibited Jews from the firearms industry and banned ordinary .22 hollow point ammunition. The annexation of Austria had occurred just in time to apply the law there.

Reichskristallnacht: Night of the Broken Glass

Part IV begins with the prelude to the Night of the Broken Glass. Weeks before the November 1938 pogrom, police ordered Jews to surrender their firearms and other weapons. Jews who turned in their registered arms at police stations were still turned over to the Gestapo. The registration records revealed those who failed to comply. This represents substantial evidence, albeit ignored by historians, that a major action against the Jewish population was already planned, as disarming them would minimize the risk of resistance. An incident was needed to unleash the pogrom.

With the shooting of a German diplomat in Paris by a teenage Polish Jew—the incident they were waiting for—Hitler approved and Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels orchestrated the Night of the Broken Glass. This massive search and seizure operation, allegedly for weapons, entailed the ransacking of homes and businesses, and the arson of synagogues. SS chief Heinrich Himmler decreed twenty years in a concentration camp for possession of a firearm by a Jew.

Diaries and other eyewitness accounts record how the Jewish victims themselves, including gun owners as well as those not remotely connected to gun ownership, described the onslaught. Rusty revolvers and bayonets from the Great War were confiscated from Jewish veterans who had served with distinction. Valuables were stolen in house searches allegedly for guns. These accounts by the victims, many of them women and children, bring to life the horror of having one’s house ransacked by Nazis and countless husbands and fathers arrested and thrown into concentration camps. The Night of the Broken Glass has rightly been described as the prelude to the Holocaust.

Whither the German Resistance? Whither the Holocaust?

The book’s concluding chapter presents a potpourri of events during World War II, the second half of the “thousand year Reich,” to explore the effects of the disarming policies of the previous two decades. Jews about to be deported to death camps were searched one last time for weapons. Why was there no armed partisan movement in Germany, and why was resistance limited to small groups like the White Rose students and the military conspirators who were unsuccessful in killing Hitler? In the occupied countries, the Nazis decreed the death penalty for possession of a firearm, but there were instances of heroic armed resistance by Jews, particularly the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

Despite the significance of the perceived necessity by the Nazis ruthlessly to disarm political enemies and Jews, historians have failed to address this critical subject. Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the first analysis of the use of gun control laws and policies to pave the way for and consolidate the Hitler regime, rendering Jews and all other “enemies of the state” defenseless." The Independent Institute

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    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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    Thomas Edison

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    George Orwell

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    Albert Einstein

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    Samuel Adams

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    Vladimir Lenin

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    WAG

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    George Mason

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    Alexander Hamilton

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    Ayn Rand

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    George Mason

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    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Karl Marx

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    Mark Twain

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    Thomas Jefferson

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    WAG

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    Karl Marx

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    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Danny Schecter

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    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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    Anne Coleman

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    Martin Van Buren

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    WAG

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    Samuel Adams

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    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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    Yogi Berra

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    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    WAG

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    W. Somerset Maugham

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    Margaret Thatcher

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    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    John D. Ashcroft

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    Lord Byron

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

    Aldous Huxley

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    Thomas Sowell

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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    Mark Twain

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Bertrand Russell

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    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

    Syrus

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

  • “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)

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Groucho Marx

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    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    James Bovard

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    WAG

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • “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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    John Adams

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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)

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

    Progressive apologist

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • 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.”

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

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    George Berkeley

  • “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)

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Karl Marx

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    George Orwell

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

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

  • "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)

  • “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

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Galileo

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Washington

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Sam Adams

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Wooden

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Unknown

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

  • "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."

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Anatole France

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

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

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

    William Faulkner

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Voltaire

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

    Rick Perry

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Aristotle

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Tacitus

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

  • “It 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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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 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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Will Rogers

  • 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

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

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

  • "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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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)

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert Novak

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    George Washington

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Robert Schuller

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

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    George Santayana

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.

    WAG

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Brad Thor

  • “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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • “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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Luck

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    William Pitt

  • 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.

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

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • “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)

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Doug Christie

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Kevin McCullough

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • “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)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

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

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

  • “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?”

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Moliere

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    James Madison

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Hugo Black

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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


    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    George Washington

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Jay Leno

  • 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

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

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

    John Wayne

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

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “The 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)

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    WAG

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Plato

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

    Aristotle

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    WAG

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

  • "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.

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    James Madison

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Douglas Casey

  • 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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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 road to hell is paved with good intentions"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

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

    Socrates

  • "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

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

    Robert Brault

  • "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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • “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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Rod Serling

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    WAG

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "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)

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

    Confucius

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

  • "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

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

    David Letterman

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

    John Kerry

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucious

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    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 )

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    WAG

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    WAG

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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Liberal Logic

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    GR

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

    James Madison

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    American Patriot

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

    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.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

  • 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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • “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

  • “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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    George Eliot

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "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

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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