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April 20, 2018

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"I enjoyed reading "The New Empire of Debt: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Financial Bubble," by Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin. The authors are perhaps best known for being the minds behind The Daily Reckoning Newsletter, an economic publication that is greatly concerned with the level of debt in the United States and providing advice for how investors can protect their wealth.

The book tells the chilling story of how the United States of America has evolved from a republic into an empire much in the same vein as ancient Rome. The authors show a number of similarities between the modern United States and the Roman Empire including a "bread and circuses" mentality and a desire to "improve" the world. They also express concern that our society ignores the lessons of history and, indeed, repeats many of the mistakes that others have in the past.

This is a large book (my copy is 328 pages not including the Notes/Appendix) but it is a very easy read. While the authors did helpfully include financial data and evidence to back up their conclusions, the whole book reads much more like a novel than a text book. The authors are clearly well-versed on financial and economic theory and reality and the book is written in a way that should be appreciated by both the expert and the layman.

The book is divided into four sections each with a different theme. These all fit together into a cohesive whole and work well to make the authors’ point that something is coming that is going to be very bad for average Americans. The authors do not say exactly what that bad thing could be, however. I got the feeling that they aren’t expecting hyperinflation but they do recommend that investors take steps to protect themselves. They specifically recommend buying gold as one way to accomplish this.

The first section is entitled, "Imperia Absurdum." In this section, the authors quite convincingly make the case for the United States being an empire in the classic sense of the word. However, it is an empire unlike all that have come before. They particularly point out the system of imperial finance. All the empires of the past - the Romans, the Mongols, the British – essentially forced their vassal states and territories to pay tribute to the homeland. The United States does no such thing. Instead, the United States sends money to all the vassal states in exchange for their products, collects no tribute, and then borrows the money back from these external states in order to finance glory in the motherland. The authors call this glory Pax Americana, clearly a reference to Pax Romana.

The second section is titled, "Woodrow Crosses the Rubicon." The authors begin telling how the United States turned from a republic to an empire, beginning with the nation getting involved in World War I under President Woodrow Wilson. One of the telltale signs of an empire is when a nation begins enforcing its will on others under the guise of improving the foreign nation. World War I was the first time that the United States ever involved itself in a foreign war in this way. There was no threat to the USA from the war that was going on over in Europe. Why did the nation see the need to get involved? The authors believe that Wilson’s vanity drove him to believe that he thought that the American president knew better than the Europeans how the Europeans should conduct their own affairs.

In 1971, the Nixon Administration took the United States off of the gold standard. While the dollar had been depreciating and there had been inflation prior to this event, the dollar debasement greatly accelerated after the U.S. dropped the gold standard in favor of a fiat dollar currency. This was a direct result of the expenses from the Vietnam War and other government policies driving up costs beyond the empire’s ability to pay. The only solution was a hidden tax – inflation. Gold has but one flaw to the world improvers, explain the authors, there is a limited supply of it and so it imposes true financial limits on your actions. Paper, fiat currency, does not have this flaw. It can be debased indefinitely even to the point where the currency is worth less than the paper that it is printed on. Indeed, this has already happened with both pennies and nickels. The metals that these coins are printed from are worth more than the coins themselves. While this fiat currency may benefit those in power, it hurts the common man who sees his purchasing power eroded over time.

The final two sections of the book are entitled, "Evening in America," and "Fin De Bubble," respectively. These two sections deal with more recent events and go into detail on much history from the Reagan Administration and up through the housing bubble and to the present day. The authors focus relatively little on the Obama Administration, but they are quite critical of the Greenspan-led Federal Reserve during the last decade. They avoid painting his policies as being the sole cause of the housing boom and bust but clearly believe that the housing bubble would not have been allowed to get to the point that it did without the easy money policies that characterized the era.

Bonner and Wiggin are apolitical throughout the whole book. They paint both major political parties as being fiscally irresponsible and arrogant throughout the past century. It was quite refreshing to read a book that made no political judgments. The authors do directly state that the Federal Reserve has been a poor steward of the nation’s monetary policy, but since the dollar has lost 95% of its value under the watchful eye of the Fed, I doubt that there will be any arguments on that point.

My sole criticism of the book is that the authors do not offer any ways for the investor to get protection against the debasement of the dollar (and possible collapse of the debt bubble) other than to buy gold. Nevertheless, the book is a fascinating read and one that I would recommend to anyone that has an interest in history or is concerned about current fiscal and monetary policy." Powerhedge/SeekingAlpha.com (4/4/11)

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    Adlai E. Stevenson

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    Mahatma Ghandi

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    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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    Thomas Jefferson

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    William Arthur Ward

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    Mark Twain

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    Pietro Aretino

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    George Washington

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    Mark Twain

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    Ronald Reagan

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    Albert Einstein

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    Joseph Goebbels

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    Progressive apologist

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    Mark Twain

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    Ayn Rand

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    Galileo

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    Mark Twain

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    Margaret Thatcher

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    Soviet Union saying

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    John Wayne

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    Ayn Rand

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    Mark Twain

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    Mark Twain

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    Herb Stein (Economist)

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    WAG

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    WAG

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    Rush Limbaugh

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    Benjamin Franklin

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    WAG

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    Barbara Bush

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    Ronald Reagan

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    Margaret Thatcher

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    Abraham Lincoln

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    Bob Hope

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    Ronald Reagan

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    WAG

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    WAG

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    WAG

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    Joseph Addison

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    Thomas Paine

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    WAG

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    Julius Caesar

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    Confucious

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    WAG

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    George Orwell

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    Winston Churchill

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    WAG

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    Ronald Reagan

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    William Pitt

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    John Adams (1826)

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    Mark Twain

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mike Adams

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    George Washington

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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    Unknown

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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    WAG

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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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    Wayne LaPierre

  • "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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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 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)

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

    WAG

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

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

  • “If you 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)

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

    Aristotle

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

    Anonymous

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    WAG

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • “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)

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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”

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Robert Schuller

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Mason

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

    George Washington

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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?”

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

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

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Voltaire

  • “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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    James Bovard

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    WAG

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    George Washington

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

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


    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ann Landers

  • 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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

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

  • "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."

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Orwell

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Washington

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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"

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • "I 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.

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

  • 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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Plato

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Willis Player

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

    David Stockman

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lao-tzu

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

  • “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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    George Orwell

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Moliere

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

    Government Motto

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

    Charley Reese

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

  • "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 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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    WAG

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

  • “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

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

    John Kerry

  • "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)

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

    Voltaire

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

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

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

    Rick Perry

  • "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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Anonymous

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Paul Horning

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anne Coleman

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

  • “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

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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

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

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

    Henry Ford

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    John Adams

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

    George Mason

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    WAG

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "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

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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.”

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Anatole France

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    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.

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "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

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

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

    Tacitus

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • 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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Will Rogers

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

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

    GR

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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)

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

    Doug Larson

  • “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

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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

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

    Pat Flynn

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Samuel Adams

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Reverend Ike

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

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "I 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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

  • "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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

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

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    John Adams

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

  • “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

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    George Washington

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Winston Churchill

  • 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.

  • “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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Unknown

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Liberal Logic

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

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

    David Letterman

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Dean Acheson

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William Pitt

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "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 road to hell is paved with good intentions"

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Saul Bellow

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    James Madison

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Bob Hope

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

    WAG

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Syrus

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    American Patriot

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Aristotle

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    John Adams

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    American Patriot

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Robert A. Heinlein