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July 19, 2018

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  • Abortion is ANTI-LIFE

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

  • "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

  • Life………. It’s GOD’s choice

  • ObamaCare WATCHER

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse

  • Map of the 114th Congress House of Representatives

  • DirtySpendingSecrets.com

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

  • THE COLD TRUTH INITIATIVE

  • Benghazi-Gate
    Another Gun Running Operation

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "Keeping The Embers Amber"

  • Saving The Republic

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

  • Home

    Lower Taxes, Less Government, More Freedom

  • Chicks on the RIGHT

  • Economic growth in America used to mean GDP growth, private sector growth. But when Iman Obama talks about “growth,” he means more citizens suckling at the government teat.” – Rush Limbaugh

  • Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014

  • Derivatives: The Unregulated Global Casino for Banks

  • Tenth Amendment Center

  • Who Are The True Conservatives?

  • 689 Reasons to Defeat Barack Obama

  • “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” -- John Adams (1826)

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

  • OBAMA Laundry list of LIES

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

  • 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.

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

  • Profiles In Bias

  • The BIG List: Female teachers with students

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

  • First Theorem of Government: Above all else, the public sector is a racket for the enrichment of insiders, cronies, bureaucrats, and interest groups.

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

  • Hide The Decline

  •  RightOnline.com

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

  • "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."

  • "Ignorance is the single greatest tool of oppression"

  • 2016: Obama's America

  • "Now don’t get me wrong.  I am all in favor of lying, cheating, and stealing….. so long as it benefits me and not the other guy"

  • Conservpedia
    “The Trustworthy Encyclopedia"

  • VOTER FRAUD IN THE US: DOCUMENTED

  • "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder" -- George Washington

  • It’s all about power & control, and is only made possible through an ignorant population.  Don’t be a DENIER…. Come into the HERD

  • “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

  • "Most bad government has grown out of too much government" - Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"


Posted By: G-man on 1/26/2017 08:26 AM in The Sexes. Published on 11/1/2016.

"Ordinary Americans are for the most part commonsense realists.  For most Americans, especially those who have not had the privilege of being steeped in sophisticated Ivy League thinking, it is still se...MORE

Posted By: DAD on 1/18/2017 11:05 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 11/1/2016.

"Ordinary Americans are for the most part commonsense realists.  For most Americans, especially those who have not had the privilege of being steeped in sophisticated Ivy League thinking, it is still se...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/9/2017 02:44 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 9/16/2014.

"People don't like to talk about America's culture for the same reason that a man who just had a heart attack doesn't want to discuss the double bacon cheeseburger he's eating. He knows what he's doing is ki...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 4/3/2015 09:26 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 4/3/2015.

"How are wars won? To win a war you don’t need to kill every soldier on the other side. What you need to do is destroy the other army as an organized force. You destroy the ability of the officers to ...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 3/4/2014 07:45 PM in Parenting. Published on 3/4/2014.

"The following shouldn't be surprising given the rising number of adult children still living with mommy and daddy. The sense of entitlement of today's young people plus the poor prospects for jobs, makes so...MORE

Posted By: FlyBoy on 2/8/2014 10:14 AM in Current Events. Published on 2/5/2014.

"When a real terrorist attack happens, sometimes we don’t hear about it until months afterward (if we ever hear about it at all).  For example, did you know that a team of snipers shot up a power ...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 2/4/2014 11:14 PM in Think About It!. Published on 2/4/2014.

These two, short sentences tell you a lot about our government and our culture: 1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by ...MORE

Posted By: DAD on 2/3/2014 10:06 AM in Liar's Lair. Published on 1/31/2014.

"All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessaril...MORE

Posted By: FlyBoy on 1/25/2014 11:37 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 1/25/2014.

"Human beings are marvelously adaptive creatures, but that can sometimes work again us. That's because we tend to be so focused on adjusting to our present circumstances that we often forget to ask the bigge...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/23/2013 11:34 AM in Youth. Published on 1/23/2013.

THE 'Y' CHROMOSOME People born before 1946 are called - The Greatest Generation People born between 1946 and 1964 are called - The Baby Boomers People born between 1965 and 1979 are called - Generation X ...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 12/29/2012 06:02 PM in Pc Patrol. Published on 12/28/2012.

It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world … ~ The Kinks "Through the secular-”progressive” looking-glass, the term “sexual orientation” has, in a few short years, evol...MORE

Posted By: RushMan on 12/3/2012 05:04 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 12/3/2012.

I'm gonna go back. We're gonna go back to the archives, the Grooveyard of Forgotten Hits, all the way back to December 17th, 1992. What is that, 20 years? I think it is. On December 17, 1992, I did a monolog...MORE

Posted By: FlyBoy on 8/8/2011 08:58 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 8/4/2011.

"Quite often a brief news story sums up the collective pathologies of postmodern American society. Here is a recent tragic news item from my local paper, followed by some commentary: Police call slaying ...MORE

Posted By: UFO on 2/15/2011 01:15 PM in Muzzled. Published on 2/15/2011.

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act" -- George Orwell Blogging teacher blogging again "The Central Bucks teacher who was suspended last week for complaining about her st...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 10/24/2010 07:47 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 10/24/2010.

There is a whiff of anarchy in the air this morning. As I sit here writing, a conservative victory in the midterm elections looms. But I find no reason to be optimistic. The midterm elections will solve...MORE

Posted By: Heidi on 11/19/2009 08:07 AM in Muzzled. Published on 11/18/2009.

Parents not notified when 12-year-olds obtain 'confidential' medical procedures"A 12-year-old girl is prohibited from bringing aspirin to California public schools without a note from her mother or father ...MORE

Posted By: FlyBoy on 10/1/2009 06:08 AM in Muzzled. Published on 9/29/2009.

School district could backpedal on policy Saratoga Springs board to consider modifying ban on riding bikes to schools"Seventh-grader Adam Marino is getting a firsthand lesson in civil disobedience.The 12-yea...MORE

Posted By: FMeekins on 7/21/2009 09:56 PM in Culture. Published on 7/21/2009.

In one of the climactic scenes of the conclusion of "Battlestar Galactica", Gaius Baltar remarks that an unseen hand had been guiding events all along up until that point. Just as...MORE

Posted By: DOC on 5/27/2009 10:58 PM in Muzzled. Published on 5/27/2009.

"Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office? For one Arlington woman, the answer was "no" after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend. Debbie McLucas is one of fo...MORE

Posted By: Prince on 11/10/2008 02:36 PM in Muzzled. Published on 11/8/2008.

'Don't tell him no more, lock him up,' police say"A man wearing a McCain-Palin T-shirt during a Philadelphia celebration on election night was arrested, cuffed and stuffed into a police cruiser, and supporte...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 10/5/2008 04:32 PM in Muzzled. Published on 10/3/2008.

"For Principal Gary Anger, one of the best reasons to keep birthday treats out of the classroom popped up one day last year when a second-grader landed in his office for making trouble at Red Pine Elementary...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 10/5/2008 04:17 PM in Muzzled. Published on 10/2/2008.

A college student is threatened with expulsion for sharing the Gospel. (CitizenLink.org 10/2/08)MORE

Posted By: UFO on 9/26/2008 01:59 PM in Muzzled. Published on 9/26/2008.

Despite being stabbed and shot twice in the violent, crime-ridden area of Hartford, Connecticut, our hero, police officer Robert Lawlor was still protecting the public and enforcing the law in that same area...MORE

Posted By: Caxy on 9/9/2008 08:09 AM in Muzzled. Published on 9/8/2008.

'One reason for problems with literacy is the burden spelling places on children'"The president of the United Kingdom's Spelling Society is using this week's society dinner to call for a liberation of the sp...MORE

Posted By: UFO on 9/8/2008 09:12 PM in Muzzled. Published on 9/8/2008.

License rejected for couple seeking traditional marriage"Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California.That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to ...MORE

Posted By: G-man on 8/27/2008 03:57 PM in Muzzled. Published on 8/25/2008.

"(AP) -- Nine-year-old Jericho Scott is a good baseball player -- too good, it turns out.The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New...MORE

Posted By: Heidi on 2/21/2008 10:02 AM in Muzzled. Published on 2/21/2008.

"A woman responding to a break-in in her garage found a man having sexual intercourse with her 4-year-old female rottweiler, police said Wednesday. The woman called police Tuesday night after finding the 20...MORE

Posted By: Professor on 7/30/2007 07:51 AM in Muzzled. Published on 7/30/2007.

Ruling against editing movies spells demise of CleanFilms"Recent legal battles have taken a devastating toll on CleanFilms, Family Flix and other companies that edit scenes containing sex, nudity, profanity ...MORE

Posted By: GOP on 6/23/2007 11:14 PM in Tolerance. Published on 6/12/2007.

"People who don't think the radical homosexual lobby is trying to force its views on society probably aren't paying close attention. Increasingly, in various parts of this nation, if you express traditiona...MORE

Posted By: Prince on 2/25/2007 08:10 AM in Muzzled. Published on 2/15/2007.

"NEWSMAX --It is this reporter's opinion that the late Robert Ripley would have had a field day with many of the current news stories that balance between the absurd and the ridiculous. Let's look at a few e...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 3/30/2006 11:51 PM in Muzzled

Sick of the total BS of rampant PC?"This brazen, furiously funny book is the antidote to today's poison of political correctness. With humor and chutzpah, attorney, commentator, and popular radio host Michae...MORE

Posted By: RightWinger on 3/10/2006 09:24 AM in Law. Published on 3/10/2006.

"Look for William Jefferson Clinton to move to California soon. One of his favorite sexual activities is being given a wink and a nod by that state's highest court. You know ... the naughty kind of wink and ...MORE


Drugs, Guns, And School Shootings

Radical increase in kids prescribed Ritalin
http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/radical-increase-in-kids-prescribed-ritalin/

CDC director: 'Misuse appears to be growing at an alarming rate'

"More than a decade after a national scandal regarding the over-prescription of Ritalin and similar drugs to millions of American children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports a far higher rate of diagnosis than a decade ago.

An astounding 19 percent of high school-age boys – ages 14 to 17 – in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD and about 10 percent are taking medication for it. Ten percent of high school-age girls have likewise been diagnosed.

Fifteen percent of all school-age boys have been diagnosed with ADHD and 7 percent of all school-age girls. That makes a total of 11 percent of all school-aged children in the U.S. diagnosed with ADHD.

The CDC survey completed last year found an estimated 6.4 million children ages 4 to 17 had been diagnosed at some point, a 53 percent increase over the past decade. Approximately two-thirds of those currently diagnosed have been prescribed drugs such as Ritalin or Adderall. Those drugs can help patients with both mild and severe symptoms, but they can also cause addiction, anxiety and psychosis.

Previous studies have estimated 3 to 7 percent of children have ADHD. Although there is no defined test, it is usually diagnosed by consulting with patients, parents and teachers. The rapid increase in the number of diagnoses and the prescriptions has long caused concern among medical professionals, with the harshest critics alleging that children are being drugged to make them easier to teach in the public school system.

“Those are astronomical numbers. I’m floored,” Dr. William Graf, a pediatric neurologist in New Haven and a professor at the Yale School of Medicine, told the New York Times. “Mild symptoms are being diagnosed so readily, which goes well beyond the disorder and beyond the zone of ambiguity to pure enhancement of children who are otherwise healthy.”

And while CDC director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden told the Times “the right medications for ADHD, given to the right people, can make a huge difference,” he added: “Unfortunately, misuse appears to be growing at an alarming rate.”

David Healy, M.D., is a former secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology and has authored 20 books, including “The Antidepressant Era” and “The Creation of Psychopharmacology.”

He told WND psychiatric meds, including psycho-stimulents like Ritalin, as well as SSRI antidepressants, are vastly over-prescribed.

Indeed, it’s not just misuse of ADHD drugs that’s causing concern for many. The CDC also reports 11 percent of Americans age 12 and older are taking antidepressant medication. And a stunning 23 percent of women ages 40-59 take antidepressants, more than in any other age-sex group.

Another concern is a growing link between antidepressant and antipsychotic medications and violence. Psychiatric drugs are controversial not just because of their over-prescription and their side effects, but because about 90 percent of school shooters, according to Healy, were users of antidepressants, which all carry an FDA “black-box” warning of “suicidality.”

After December’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., WND Managing Editor David Kupelian laid out case after case of mass shooters on antidepressants,” noting that “when certain people living on the edge of sanity take psychiatric medications, those drugs can – and occasionally do – push them over the edge into violent madness.”

Sales of stimulants to treat ADHD more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, from $4 billion to $9 billion, according to the Times report.

The spike is stoking fears that the drugs are being prescribed not merely to treat ADHD, but to enhance performance in school, improve falling grades or just to keep fidgety kids from disturbing classrooms.

“There’s a tremendous push where if the kid’s behavior is thought to be quote-unquote abnormal – if they’re not sitting quietly at their desk – that’s pathological, instead of just childhood,” Dr. Jerome Groopman, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the author of “How Doctors Think,” told the Times.

The number of teenagers prescribed such medications is expected to rise again soon. The criteria defining ADHD in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will be changed specifically to allow even more adolescents and adults to qualify for a diagnosis, sources tell the Times." Garth Kant/WND.com (4/1/13)


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A Nation Of Sheep

The Death Of The Grown-Up

How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization

Grown-Ups, Take the Wheel
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/grown-ups_take_the_wheel.html

Ever wonder why conversations with adults often leave you feeling like you were arguing with teenagers? Take heart, you're not alone: author Diana West, in her brilliant book, The Death of the Grown-Up:  How America's Arrested Development is Bringing Down Western Civilization, explains how and why America has become a nation overrun by adolescent minds disguised as mature adults.

Although West makes numerous compelling and superbly crafted observations, she intentionally offered no specific conclusions as to the impact of her thesis in the realm of politics, stating: "I'll leave it to someone else to argue whether being a grown-up is the same as being a conservative." [i]  But a look at the Obama '08 election and the 2012 campaign does reinforce this extension of her assertion:  In general, juvenile minds vote liberal; mature minds lean conservative. (And I'll leave it to someone else to argue whether being a conservative is necessarily the same as being a Republican.)

Like the analogy of the kindergarten election where one candidate offers free ice cream in exchange for votes and the other valiantly campaigns on serious issues, the ice cream wins. Obama's enticing "blank slate" flavors, labeled with catchy bumper-sticker slogans, were full of hopey-changey ripples and fair-share chunks, served up in an unvetted waffling cone.

The problem for Obama, though, this time around, is that his concoction has melted into a sticky economic goo, and the media-protected cone of his narrative is starting to crumble.  Not to worry, says Obama, urging his troops: "Forward!" while his straw men pass out napkins, blaming Bush and those nasty Republicans for the mess and offering yet more distracting delights in newly packaged flavors.  The poor attendance at Obama's campaign kickoff in Ohio, however, may be a sign that the crowd's tummies are feeling the need for more than sweets.

It remains the job of party-pooper grown-ups to save the day: to truthfully evaluate the situation, take steps to clean up, and formulate solutions to prevent a recurrence.

Writing in American Thinker, Steven Plaut described the "Stupid Left" and "Satanic Left."  I won't address the satanic part here, but it does seem that more than just stupidity creates ice-cream voters on both sides of the political aisle: the kind of mental immaturity West describes.

Entrenched notions of moral and cultural relativism and relative truth have manifested into a mushy, adolescent thoughtlessness -- a superficial reasoning justified by chin-raised assertions of tolerance and "coexistence" -- an intellectual laziness wrapped in the deceptive guise of "multiculturalism" and "inclusiveness," reinforced by society's lack of barriers and boundaries and "embrace of nonjudgmentalism that create[s] a cocoon of unreality." [ii]

Such ideas have infected and arrested the mental maturation of adults in both political parties.  Lately it seems the only major differences between party platforms relate to economic philosophy, with both Democrats and Republicans tiptoeing around implications of societal or cultural issues. Many Republicans have mothballed traditions that once defined The Conservative Mind and describe themselves as "economically conservative, socially liberal" -- which often seems to translate into a rather childish "I just want to keep what's mine" combined with a "whatever" on everything else.  West warns, however, that much more than a healthy economy is at stake:  Western civilization -- with its Judeo-Christian foundation and hallmarks of "liberty, prosperity, and human rights."

"Authority and reason," argues West, have given way to "novelty and feelings."  Youthful minds assert "I feel, therefore I am moral," creating an "ersatz morality." [iii] Emotional appeals, such as Biden's "who you love," sound more like lyrics to a rap song instead of a trailhead marking the slippery slope away from a thousands-year-old foundation of Western culture. Obama's new pro-gay-marriage rainbow, besides yielding a huge pot-o-gold from mega-donors, was drawn to encourage young voters to the polls -- with the revelation that his evolutionary views were shaped by recent conversations with his teenage daughters.

Isn't that admission remarkable -- that adults find it noteworthy or admirable to ask youngsters for advice, or seriously entertain their opinions on culture or politics?  West analyzed the turning point in America's history, beginning in the 1950's, when adults began "orbiting around their children, rather than the other way around" [iv] and were "suddenly looking to those same children not only for guidance but also approval." [v]

Bristol Palin noted the implications of Obama's remarks, according to ABC News:

In a blog posted Thursday, Palin criticized the president for consulting his "teenage daughters" - emphasizing the word "teenage" - when making "a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation."

"I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren't younger, or perhaps today's press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox," Palin wrote.

Teens naturally object to restraints on anything that feels good or makes them happy at the moment, so it's not surprising that similarly immature adults consistently warn grown-up conservatives to steer clear of social issues -- at least those they might say "No" to.  The Democrat's "Yes" (and the GOP's "no comment") is always music to the ears, and academia and the mainstream media reassure society that objections, limitations or discipline are "simplistic, naïve, irrelevant, and out-of-date." [vi]

West referred to anthropologist Margaret Mead who described the "abdication of the adult":  "When mothers cease to say, 'When I was a girl, I was not allowed...' and substitute the question, 'What are the other girls doing?' something fundamental has happened to the culture." [v]

Peer approval greatly influences immature minds.  It's the juvenile thinkers that call others names like "racist" and "birther" (and are especially fearful of being called such names themselves), protest with actual sticks and stones, and bully those who don't agree with them.  Gray-haired ponytail types dominate college campuses, teaching groupthink to the next generation.  Wrinkled fans esteem botoxed rock stars as political gurus, who twitter wisdom like: "If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters."

Perpetual adolescents also feel entitled to believe that the world revolves around them instead of truth and reality.  "Our first adolescent president" [vii] exemplified the value that lies are only bad when caught, and even then, supposedly grown-up Republicans accommodated childish arguments over the meaning of simple words and allowed Clinton to walk away unscathed. Incapable of rationally debating with adults, juvenile minds tend to react with emotional comebacks:  "So why do you hate me?!"  Sound familiar?

Saying "no" to children elicits the same responses as saying "no" in politics.  And when conservatives say "no," their views are characterized as a "vast right-wing conspiracy," "hate," a "war against women," or flat-earth thinking.

Even the anti-war crowd backs a Prez who sends soldiers to fight unsanctioned wars or deploys killer drones like a Nerf-shooter, because inconsistency has never been an issue with kids -- unless it can be used as a weapon against adults, as in: "But you never objected before, why this time?" when the straw finally breaks the camel's back.

In the Teen Fiction section, next to books on vampires and hooking up, sits the Obama narrative, full of composite characters and "compression" and wrapped in glowing bookjackets supplied by the mainstream media (and awkwardly avoided by the GOP establishment).  Noemie Emery outlined the fiction of the Obama's "alternative universe, in which much is asserted and nothing proved...based not on what has happened, but what could, would or might have occurred under different conditions, which he is allowed to make up."

An alternate universe where "the economy is just fine and the most pressing issues on voters' minds is whether Billy can marry Bob and if women can get someone else to pay for their birth control" was described by columnist Mike Flynn.

But are these social issues merely distractions intentionally aimed at perpetual adolescents and away from Obama's economic failures? The "democratization of vice" and "sexual shamelessness and unconstrained passions that...would make democracy unworkable" were examined by West in an essay by professor Mary Ann Glendon: "When regime-threatening questions might come to mind, the oligarchs have authorized a modern form of bread and circuses, an array of new sexual freedoms to compensate for the loss of the most basic civil right of all -- the right of self-government." [viii]

Mark Steyn, bravely detailing the perils of being Geert Wilders, had this to say regarding licentiousness in exchange for freedom:  "In 21st-century Amsterdam, you're free to smoke marijuana and pick out a half-naked sex partner from the front window of her shop. But you can be put on trial for holding the wrong opinion about a bloke who died in the seventh century."

West warns:  "[T]here are alarming similarities between dhimmi life under Islam and PC life in a multicultural world.  We have long lived in a self-censoring society, stunted by a kind of fear of political correctness," which helps explain the "seamless compatibility between dhimmitude and the multicultural mind-set that flourishes in a post-grown-up world." [ix]

Has a collective fear of political correctness, on both sides of the aisle, turned into a collectively immature mentality that may ultimately destroy individual freedom, and result in a kind of (if not actual) dhimmitude?

It is interesting to note that Obama's recent distractions relate to Glendon's "compensating" "array of sexual freedoms."  Perhaps Obama's "bread and circuses" and the GOP's insistence on redirecting the focus back on the economy both divert attention from the most important issue:  the very real erosion of the right to self-government. And further, as West painfully documents, the monumental question becomes whether our society as a whole, having discarded virtue for "values," [x] remains capable of governing itself.

Tocqueville warned of the nanny state and the power of despotism as resembling "parental authority if, fatherlike, it tried to prepare its charges for a man's life but on the contrary, it only tries to keep them in perpetual childhood." [xi]

Grown-ups see beyond the distractions and are despised by those who, as Robert Knight noted, "openly wish their opponents were dead. In the Washington Post, the far-left cartoonist Tom Toles showed a man holding a book in front of two men. He says, 'If anyone here objects to the marriage of these two men, speak up now because opponents are aging and dying off and soon won't matter anymore.' In the lower right corner, a man at a desk says, 'Is it okay to yell "hurry up"?'"

Restless and tired of "austerity," France elected the ice cream socialist who promised to expand, as Thomas Lifson described, "the welfare state even beyond the generous cradle to grave cocoon in which the French state lovingly wraps its citizens." While the majority apparently voted in "favor of heading straight for the fiscal cliff, pedal to the metal," wealthy French citizens are planning to get off the bus and head elsewhere, leaving the kids behind to ultimately realize (to paraphrase Margaret Thatcher):  Socialism is great until daddy's wallet is empty, he moves away, or he can no longer provide because Toles et al urged him to hurry up and die -- and take his old-fashioned ideas with him.

To paraphrase West:  Grown-ups must put an end to being taken for a ride by the kids in the backseat [v], and station real adults behind the wheel of our government. More than "stand athwart history, yelling stop" -- we must shift -- not always into "forward," but even reverse at times, to find our way back to the road that leads to the shining city on the hill." -- Cindy Simpson/AmericanThinker.com (5/26/12)

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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)

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

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    George Santayana

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • “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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Paul Jacob

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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)

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Tacitus

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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."

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Will Rogers

  • 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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

    American Citizen

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • “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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Government Motto

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    WAG

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ian Fleming

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    John Wooden

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    William P. Anthony

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • “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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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


    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Syrus

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • “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

  • “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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    George Washington

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

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Anonymous

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Confucius

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Voltaire

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    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

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

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

    David Letterman

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    James Madison

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • “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

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

    Confucious

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

    Larry Elder

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

    James Madison

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    WAG

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Galileo

  • “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

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Unknown

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "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

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

  • “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?”

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    GR

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

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

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

    Dave Barry

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

  • “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”

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • 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

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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.

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

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

    Steven Wright

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "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

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Thomas Paine

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

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    WAG

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn

  • 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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Paul Proctor

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Orwell

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "A 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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

  • "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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    WAG

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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Jason Laumark

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Eliot

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Larry Elder

  • 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.”

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “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”

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Plato

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • “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

  • “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

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

    John Kerry

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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."

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • "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

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

    Demosthenes

  • "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

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

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

    John Wayne

  • 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

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

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • “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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Anonymous

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    William Pitt

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John Adams

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    William Faulkner

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Willis Player

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Anatole France

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

    Mark Twain

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

    St. Augustine

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

    American Patriot

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    George Washington

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

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

    WAG

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "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

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

    Moliere

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

    James Madison

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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)

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • “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

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

    Charlotte

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

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    WAG

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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 not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    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

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

  • “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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Plato

  • “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

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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    WAG

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

  • “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 )

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

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

  • "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"

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

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

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Luck

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

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

    C. A. Beard

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

    Plato

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Robert Frost

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    WAG

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    George Mason

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Samuel Adams

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

  • 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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "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 power to tax is the power to destroy”

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    WAG

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    WAG

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    David Stockman

  • "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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Albert Einstein