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Posted By: DAD on 5/7/2015 08:55 AM in Corruption Couch. Published on 5/7/2015.

"It turns out that 17 years ago Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr was lucky that, at the end of his long pursuit of President Bill Clinton, he could fasten upon a DNA sample left by the president on Monica L...MORE

Posted By: FlyBoy on 4/30/2015 07:43 AM in Liar's Lair. Published on 4/29/2015.

Not only did the Clinton Foundation conceal the names of 1100 big foreign donors to an affiliate, it has lied about doing so. First, the concealment, via Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger of the W...MORE

Posted By: Caxy on 4/26/2015 07:09 AM in Daily Double Standard. Published on 4/26/2015.

Bill and Hillary Clinton are to money what the Gulf of Mexico is to the Mississippi River: the inevitable destination of a large and never-ending flow, which is sometimes polluted. The latest example comes ...MORE

Posted By: FlyBoy on 3/18/2015 07:51 AM in Corruption Couch. Published on 3/17/2015.

"Oh boy. I bet Hillary Clinton is super trustworthy and in no way corrupted by the MILLIONS of dollars she’s receive from overseas interests. A few weeks ago (just before the email scandal broke), we ...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 3/6/2015 10:08 AM in Corruption Couch. Published on 3/6/2015.

"In April of 2014 there were numerous stories published regarding $6 billion that was "missing" from the State Department under Hillary Clinton's watch. There was a lot of hand wringing but no one was able t...MORE

Posted By: Eagle1 on 2/27/2015 09:16 AM in Corruption Couch. Published on 2/25/2015.

"The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethi...MORE


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Clinton Cash: The Untold Story Of How And Why Foreign Governments And Businesses Helped Make Bill And Hillary Rich

"Professional leftists are going berserk over a yet-to-be-released book documenting the breathtaking graft and anticipatory bribes that foreign governments and mega-multinationals gave the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton’s years at the State Department.

This progressive apoplexy is being generated by a bombshell of a book that won’t even hit the bookstands for another 10 days. The opus terrifying left-wingers is Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, by acclaimed best-selling author Peter Schweizer.

The most disturbing allegation to emerge thus far from the book is that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her blessing to a financial transaction that handed partial control of America’s strategically important uranium resources to Vladimir Putin’s Russia after investors paid off her husband and gave huge donations to the Clinton Foundation.

“While the United States gets one-fifth of its electrical power from nuclear plants, it produces only around 20 percent of the uranium it needs, and most plants have only 18 to 36 months of reserves,” the New York Times [2] reports, citing Marin Katusa, chief energy investment strategist for Casey Research.

The newspaper’s report on the shady Canadian company Uranium One, which controls some U.S. uranium facilities, “is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States.” The newspaper acknowledges that “[s]ome of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer … [who] provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.”

From 2005 through 2011 investors in Uranium One reportedly donated to the Clinton Foundation. In 2010 Bill Clinton took $500,000 from an investment bank to give a speech in Russia. The bank had a “buy” rating on Uranium One stock and connections to the Russian government. Eventually the Kremlin gained 100 percent control over Uranium One through a subsidiary of Rosatom, a corporation owned by the Russian government.

Secretary Clinton was supposed to disclose the millions of dollars that the chairman of Uranium One gave to her foundation through his family foundation while various agencies within the Obama administration were reviewing the deal.

So now the expansionist successor nation to the Soviet Union, which seeks to revive its old empire, controls a large swath of American uranium that is needed to produce nuclear weapons. Multiple federal agencies apart from the State Department signed off on the deal, so it is inconceivable that President Obama did not know about the circumstances that led to the Russian takeover of Uranium One. And remember that Obama, who is now working hard to help the Islamic Republic of Iran get nuclear weapons, was caught on a hot mike at a nuclear summit in March 2012 assuring then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “After my election I have more flexibility.”

Because this scandal involves the energy sector, “this is Teapot Dome [3] times 10,” radio host Mark Levin said yesterday, alluding to the infamous 1920s corruption saga involving the secret leasing of federal oil reserves that unfolded during the administration of Warren G. Harding. Although President Harding, a Republican, is not thought to have participated in the unlawful activities, senior administration officials were involved. The scandal took a great toll on the president’s well-being and he died before all the facts came out.

And the fact that the Senate yesterday confirmed the grossly unqualified radical left-winger Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general (on a vote of 56 to 43) seems to guarantee Hillary and Bill Clinton will never be prosecuted for their crimes. Like Attorney General Eric Holder, Lynch, who isn’t qualified to handle parking ticket prosecutions, has made it clear that she has no intention of enforcing laws she doesn’t like. Surely this is doubly true when it comes to investigating fellow Democrats.

It needs to be said that many of the so-called donations to the glorified slush fund, whose current name is the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, doubtless came with expectations of receiving something more than a discount at the Clinton presidential library’s gift shop. Surely some gifts were given to curry favor with Mrs. Clinton when she was secretary of state and also to purchase influence over her in the (cataclysmic) event she becomes president of the United States. Many donations came from governments in Muslim countries where women are badly treated, a fact that should not reflect well on Hillary the feminist icon.

Say what you will about the Clintons – they’re awfully adept at getting paid. They are corrupt to the core and have been ever since Bill was sworn in as attorney general of Arkansas in 1979. Everyone in official Washington, where one of the Clintons’ homes sits opposite the Royal Danish Embassy, knows this.

On the campaign trail Hillary dissed Clinton Cash:

“[I’ll be] subjected to all kinds of distractions and attacks, and I’m ready for that. I know that that comes, unfortunately, with the territory, it is, I think, worth noting that Republicans seem to be talking only about me. I don’t know what they’d talk about if I weren’t in the race.”

Indeed, Republicans are talking about Hillary.  Rush Limbaugh is wisecracking, calling the philanthropy the “Clinton Crime Family Foundation” while presidential aspirant Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) brags that Clinton Cash is filled with “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy.

A preliminary thumbs-up from the New York Times

In a delightful understatement, Amy Chozick of the New York Times [4] observes that “[t]he timing [of the book’s release] is problematic for Mrs. Clinton as she begins a campaign to position herself as a ‘champion for everyday Americans.’”

The book, “a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.” The work “asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.”

“We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Schweizer writes.

Schweizer “writes mainly in the voice of a neutral journalist and meticulously documents his sources, including tax records and government documents, while leaving little doubt about his view of the Clintons,” according to Chozick.

“His reporting largely focuses on payments made to Mr. Clinton for speeches, which increased while his wife served as secretary of state, writing that ‘of the 13 Clinton speeches that fetched $500,000 or more, only two occurred during the years his wife was not secretary of state.’ In 2011, Mr. Clinton made $13.3 million in speaking fees for 54 speeches, the majority of which were made overseas, the author writes.”

Schweizer gives the Clintons’ income as at least $136.5 million from 2001 to 2012, citing a sum previously used by the Washington Post. “During Hillary’s years of public service, the Clintons have conducted or facilitated hundreds of large transactions” with foreign governments and individuals, according to the book. “Some of these transactions have put millions in their own pockets.”

Then-Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) prophetically warned of the corruption that the foundation was likely to generate.

“The Clinton Foundation exists as a temptation for any foreign entity or government that believes it could curry favor through a donation,” he said during Mrs. Clinton’s confirmation process in 2009. “It also sets up potential problems with any action taken by the secretary of state in relation to foreign givers or their countries.”

Because America’s top diplomat cannot recuse herself from foreign policy decisions, “the bottom line is that even well-intentioned foreign donations carry risks for U.S. foreign policy.”

Foreigners paying to play

One of the author’s examples is a Colombian free-trade pact that boosted a major Clinton Foundation donor’s investments in that country. Schweizer also reveals that Bill Clinton accepted $1 million from a Canadian bank and a major investor in the Keystone XL oil pipeline around the time the U.S. Department of State was examining the project.

From the Clinton Foundation’s creation, foreign donors have comprised one-third of all donors giving more than $1 million and more than half of donors who gave $5 million or more, the Washington Post reported two months ago.

The Clintons said their charity would accept only State Department-vetted donations from foreign governments while Mrs. Clinton served as secretary of state. They must have been crossing their fingers behind their backs because they broke that promise.A world-class spin doctor, Bill Clinton argued it was “a good thing” that these foreign governments fed his family’s hungry money machine, the New York Times reported last month.

“I think it is a good thing—for example, the U.A.E. gave us money,” he said, referencing the United Arab Emirates. “Do we agree with everything they do? No. But they are helping us fight ISIS, and they built a great university with NYU, open to people around the world. And they have helped us support the work that this foundation does. … Do I agree with all the foreign policy of Saudi Arabia? No.”

Clinton-watchers know that the former first family’s philanthropy has always been a vehicle to promote the Clintons. Although critics admit the Clinton Foundation has done some good in the world, they note that over the last few years it had become an unofficial headquarters for Hillary Clinton’s then-unannounced 2016 presidential bid.

The Clintons have treated their foundation as a means of avoid pesky campaign finance laws. These two lawyers know that foreign nationals (except for lawful U.S. permanent residents) are not allowed to donate to or spend funds in any federal, state, or local elections in the U.S., whether directly or indirectly. The Clinton Foundation, they must have reasoned, would serve as a buffer between them and foreign donors. It would also allow them to plausibly deny that donations to the foundation were bribes or campaign contributions.

Democrats have long viewed campaign finance laws as a nuisance that can be worked around. In 1996 Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign took money from the Communist Chinese government and in 2008 the Obama campaign switched off basic security measures on its website that could have prevented donations from non-Americans.

Broken promises from the Clintons

The foundation also failed to honor its promise to provide timely disclosure of donations it received from foreign sources. The Clinton Foundation’s CEO, Bruce R. Lindsey, signed a Memorandum of Understanding [5] on Dec. 12, 2008 with Valerie Jarrett, who at that time was co-chairing President-elect Obama’s transition team. It provided that “During any service by Senator Clinton as Secretary of State, the Foundation will publish annually the names of all new contributors.”

In the beginning the philanthropy did publish the names of more than 200,000 donors, “[b]ut in a breach of the pledge, the charity’s flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together, stopped making the annual disclosure in 2010,” Reuters reports [6]. Officials at the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the foundation said no complete donors list for the Clinton charities has been released since 2010.

At The Federalist, Sean Davis questions [7] the work the philanthropy does. “When anyone contributes to the Clinton Foundation,” he writes, “it actually goes toward fat salaries, administrative bloat, and lavish travel.”

His research reveals that the foundation raised more than $500 million between 2009 and 2012. Just 15 percent of that ($75 million) went to program grants, while $25 million covered the cost of travel. Almost $110 million was spent on employee salaries and benefits, and an astonishing $290 million, or close to 60 percent of the half billion dollars, was categorized as “other expenses.”

“Official IRS forms do not list cigar or dry-cleaning expenses as a specific line item,” Davis snickers. “The Clinton Foundation may well be saving lives, but it seems odd that the costs of so many life-saving activities would be classified by the organization itself as just random, miscellaneous expenses.”

The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution and federal law have long prevented U.S. officials from accepting money from abroad, he adds.

Hillary fights back

Meanwhile, the campaign team of the Benghazi bungler whose bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination is so far only being challenged [8] by a massively unpopular party-switching former governor of the smallest state in the Union, must be panicking at the impending May 5 release of Clinton Cash. The campaign has released its attack dogs.

Hillary 2016 national press secretary Brian Fallon sent out a memo [9] to surrogates and allies, detailing easily digestible lies that can be told about Clinton Cash.

“These types of books are standard fare in political campaigns now, and this one is clearly part of a coordinated Republican strategy,” the memo states. “But this is not the first work of partisan-fueled fiction about Hillary Clinton’s record, and we know it will not be the last.”

“The book relies on distortions of widely available data that the Clinton Foundation already makes public on its own,” reads the memo. “The author attempts to repackage and twist these previously known facts into absurd conspiracy theories.”

The leftists at the Center for American Progress and Media Matters for America who are on the George Soros payroll are doing their best to smear Schweizer, who serves as president of the Government Accountability Institute. That nonprofit declares on its website that its mission is “to investigate and expose crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other governmental corruption or malfeasance.” It criticizes pretty well everybody on Capitol Hill, whether Democrat or Republican. Schweizer was a speechwriting consultant in George W. Bush’s White House. He was also a consultant to NBC News and William J. Casey Research Fellow at Stanford University’s prestigious Hoover Institution.

After admitting he hadn’t read the book, Media Matters founder David Brock, a former Clinton detractor turned Clinton bootlicker, made a fool out of himself on MSNBC [10] as he came under attack by left-wing co-host Mika Brzezinski on “Morning Joe.”

“I think this is a political put-up job, and I can smell it from a mile away,” said Brock, the king of political put-up jobs, an admitted liar [11] whose fibbing and smear operations are exhaustively documented and whose organization [12] has a history of lying to protect Hillary.

Brzezinski was outraged when Brock deflected a question about whether Clinton Cash might contain information about a reciprocal relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department. Brock said it’s a non-issue because his pal Hillary coughed up more than 55,000 pages of her emails from her time in the Obama administration.

Brzezinski interjected, “That’s not the question,” indicating she was referring to the 30,000 or so emails Clinton acknowledged were deleted. “There’s no answer, is there?” Brzezinski said. Brock was dismissive of the female journalist, replying that the email printouts that the State Department will at some point release will elucidate Clinton’s official duties.

“No, David,” Brzezinski said.

“That’s the way the law works, Mika,” Brock replied, saying that individual government agencies are allowed to make their own policies on how their records should be archived.

Brzezinski bristled at that answer and said angrily, “No, actually, David, you don’t have to give me a lesson on the regulations of the State Department.”

It was great television, especially considering the network some call “MSDNC” isn’t known for doing journalism.

The Center for American Progress, a so-called action tank founded by Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign manager John Podesta (who was also White House Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton), attacked the book [13] in a ThinkProgress blog post by Aviva Shen.

Shen seems to apply the criminal law proof standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt” to a book that doesn’t pretend to be a prosecutor’s brief. She asserts that the evidence in the book is largely circumstantial and isn’t sufficiently airtight to convict the Clintons in court, an obvious fact conceded by the book’s author. (Actually, criminal defense lawyers are painfully aware that circumstantial evidence is often very persuasive.)

Shen relies on innuendoes and the lies, distortions, and half-truths that Media Matters is using to attack the author. She implies that a media conspiracy is afoot to get Hillary. There is “an unusual arrangement [in which] several top media outlets have reportedly agreed to further investigate some of the issues raised in the book.”

She ought to be pleased that the New York Times and Washington Post, two venerable left-wing newspapers, have agreed to go after storylines from the book and fact-check its claims. That’s not a conspiracy. To object to these upcoming inquiries from the nation’s most esteemed liberal-progressive media outlets is to reveal oneself as a Hillary hack.

In modern publishing such an arrangement isn’t at all unusual, and just because media outlets have agreed to investigate the Clintons doesn’t mean their reporting is destined to be unfair to them. An argument can also be made that author Schweizer is seizing the moral high ground by allowing the media to vet his research before the book comes out. He is saying, check me out: I dare you.

That’s not good enough for the Left, which is throwing whatever it can at Schweizer in the hope that something, anything sticks.

Gossip site Salon’s hit-and-run blogger Heather Digby Parton, known for her overblown, hyperbolic writing style, revisionism, and disdain for facts that don’t fit the leftist narrative, attacks Schweizer as “a right-wing propagandist.” Digby, as she is known, attempts to slime Schweizer by likening the new book to the spectacular 2004 expose, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, which saved the nation from having a phony patriot who falsely accused the U.S. of war crimes as president. Unfit for Command was a “work of fiction,” she opines, that took the 2004 “election by storm.”

“It was an audacious move and it paid off,” Parton pontificates. “One can certainly understand why they’d try it again.”

Parton can’t accept that the consortium of influential media outlets that is running with Clinton Cash is doing so because the book seems to be an impressive work of journalism on a subject that demands to be explored. It could even be Hillary’s undoing.

The Old Gray Lady’s reporter explained why Clinton Cash could present big problems for the sleazy, silverware-stealing Clintons in their quest to return to the White House:

“In the long lead up to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign announcement, aides proved adept in swatting down critical books as conservative propaganda, including Edward Klein’s ‘Blood Feud,’ about tensions between the Clintons and the Obamas, and Daniel Halper’s ‘Clinton Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.’

“But ‘Clinton Cash’ is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author to pursue the story lines found in the book.”

Endless corruption

In just the last few days those media organizations have dug up a mountain of dirt on the Clintons and their cash register of a foundation. And reporting byReuters [14] has already forced the Clinton Foundation to admit that its IRS filings from 2010 through 2012 and those of its Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) from 2012 and 2013 are works of fiction. The foundation is not ruling out revisiting its IRS filings going back 15 years.

According to Reuters, “[f]or three years in a row beginning in 2010, the Clinton Foundation reported to the IRS that it received zero in funds from foreign and U.S. governments, a dramatic fall-off from the tens of millions of dollars in foreign government contributions reported in preceding years.”

All this evidence of wrongdoing is hard to ignore.

Left-wing reporter Ron Fournier, who occasionally suffers fits of candor, cautions against dismissing [15] the book. A recent column was subtitled, “I don’t know what’s in Peter Schweizer’s book. But I know what the Clintons are capable of.”

The Clinton Foundation “is both an admirable charity and a shadow political operation awash in conflicts of interest … The seedy side of the foundation is a legitimate campaign issue … They violated an ethics agreement with the Obama White House. Hillary Clinton deleted most emails she sent and received as secretary of State, including any concerning the foundation or its donors.”

The Clinton smear machine, he notes, has kicked into high gear.

“Gennifer Flowers. Cattle futures. The White House travel office. Rose Law Firm files. The Lincoln Bedroom. Monica Lewinsky. And now, the Clinton Foundation. What ties these stories together is the predictable, paint-by-numbers response from the Bill and Hillary Clinton political operation.

“1. Deny: Salient questions are dodged, and evidence goes missing. The stone wall is built.

“2. Deflect: Blame is shifted, usually to Republicans and the media.

“3. Demean: People who question or criticize the Clintons get tarred as right-wing extremists, hacks, nuts, or sluts.”

The Clintons are so predictable. So tedious.

The left-wing activists who are already trying to blunt the book’s effect on Hillary Clinton are hurling mud at its author because that’s all they have. If they possessed actual evidence undermining the contents of Clinton Cash, they would use it.

Instead they demonize Schweizer, in accordance with a famous exhortation by Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky, Hillary’s beloved personal mentor. He urged the small-c communist agitators of his day to “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Making up stuff about enemies is standard operating procedure for the Left, especially in an era in which community organizers and other radical activists have absorbed Alinsky by osmosis.

Facts have never mattered to the Left; only winning matters." -- Matthew Vadum/FrontPageMag.com (4/24/15)

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 [2] New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1  

[3] Teapot Dome: http://www.britannica.com/ebchecked/topic/585252/teapot-dome-scandal

[4] New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/us/politics/new-book-clinton-cash-questions-foreign-donations-to-foundation.html

[5] Memorandum of Understanding: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/understanding.pdf

[6] Reuters reports: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/19/us-usa-clinton-donations-iduskbn0mf2fq20150319

[7] questions: http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/02/the-u-s-constitution-actually-bans-hillarys-foreign-government-payola/

[8] is so far only being challenged: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/matthew-vadum/clinton-campaign-chaos/

[9] a memo: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/hillary-clinton-memo-details-attack-plan-117222.html

[10] made a fool out of himself on MSNBC: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/21/morning-joe-david-brock-mika-brzezinski-hillary-clinton-emails_n_7107958.html

[11] an admitted liar: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/chatterbox/2002/03/david_brock_liar.html

[12] whose organization: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/matthew-vadum/dems-spin-furiously-for-hillary/

[13] attacked the book: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2015/04/21/3649392/clinton-cash/

[14] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-usa-election-clinton-taxes-exclusive-iduskbn0ne0ca20150423

[15] cautions against dismissing: http://www.nationaljournal.com/2016-elections/hillary-clinton-clinton-foundation-ron-fournier-20150422

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    George Santayana

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

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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Anatole France

  • "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

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

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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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)

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

    Unknown

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    American Patriot

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Plato

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

  • 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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

  • "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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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)

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • “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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    David Letterman

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    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

  • 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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    William Pitt

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Harry Truman

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Ann Landers

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mike S. Adams

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

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charlotte

  • 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

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

    David Stockman

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

  • “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)

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    James Madison

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • “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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Unknown

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    WAG

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    William Pitt

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    James Madison

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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


    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    American Citizen

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

    George Washington

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Larry Elder

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • 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.”

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

    Galileo

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Government Motto

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Syrus

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Aristotle

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Moliere

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    George Sutherland

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • “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)

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Willis Player

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    George Orwell

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • 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.

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    GR

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

  • "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

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

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

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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.

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Washington

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

    George Washington

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Luck

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "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

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

    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

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    John Adams

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

  • “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?”

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Voltaire

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

    George Washington

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    John Adams

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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.

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

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

    WAG

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Mark Twain

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

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

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

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Tacitus

  • “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

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

    John Wooden

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Robert Schuller

  • "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)

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Anonymous

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “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

  • 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

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

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

    WAG

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

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

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

    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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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"

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

    Doug Larson

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Plato

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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 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 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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • “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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Wayne LaPierre

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

  • "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

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

    Lord Byron

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • “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)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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)

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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”

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    WAG

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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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"

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ann Coulter

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

    Socrates

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Jay Leno

  • "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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Orwell

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    George Orwell

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Confucius

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

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

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

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucious

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • 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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    William Faulkner

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

    WAG

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    James Madison

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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."

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Saint Pope John Paul II

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    James Madison

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Mason

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    WAG

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin