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December 11, 2018

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Posted By: Letters on 10/14/2014 06:59 AM in Economy. Published on 10/13/2014.

"Everyone who isn't an Obamabot (Paul Krugman) or above the age of 5 knows that the current "official" unemployment rate of 5.9% is bogus. The real number that counts is the labor participation rate which ha...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/30/2014 11:59 AM in Comment Corner. Published on 1/21/2014.

Alarming figures about the state of our economy in regards to teenagers have been released. In Chicago, ninety-two percent of African American male teenagers are unemployed. Overall, eighty-three percent of ...MORE

Posted By: TBird on 1/11/2014 01:45 PM in Comment Corner. Published on 1/11/2014.

"The official unemployment rate has become a joke, what with massive numbers of people dropping out of the workforce and therefore becoming invisible. The latest report of a decline in unemployment in the fa...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/26/2013 08:59 AM in The Intimidators. Published on 1/26/2013.

Early in the 4th century, Emperor Diocletian issued an infamous decree to control spiraling wages and prices in the rapidly deteriorating Roman Empire. As part of his edict, Diocletian commanded that any me...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/18/2013 11:59 PM in Economy. Published on 1/14/2013.

Government's 'headline' statistics hide true conditions The real unemployment rate for December 2012 is closer to 23 percent, not the 7.8 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to eco...MORE

Posted By: Liberty on 1/6/2013 10:59 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 1/1/2013.

"You’ve seen the warnings about an EMP attack, how it would shut down electronics so you couldn’t manage your bank account, fill your car with gas or go through the fast lane at the grocery store...MORE

Posted By: Liberty on 1/6/2013 10:51 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 12/30/2012.

"A December 1998 Iranian military journal published an article titled “Electronics to Determine Fate of Future Wars,” and it detailed how an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attack on the electroni...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 8/19/2012 11:47 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 8/17/2012.

"National Security: A new TV series demonstrates graphically how vulnerable our society is to an attack using weapons our enemies, including rogue state Iran, could use tomorrow — and the importance of...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 2/8/2012 08:19 AM in Government. Published on 2/8/2012.

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . ABBOTT: Good subject. Terrible times. It's about 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that's 16%. COSTELLO: You ju...MORE


The Unemployment Game Show: Are You "Really" Unemployed?

The government is telling us that the economic stimulus is working and the recession is over. But you wouldn’t know it from looking at the unemployment numbers. While we may have dodged another great depression, unemployment is at its worst since then, having fallen to 10 percent by the Fed’s own reckoning. And, while we don’t like to be the bearers of bad news, we do stand for transparency in reporting statistics. So we’ve produced an animated infographic explaining who gets to call themselves ‘officially’ unemployed, and why the government leaves out millions of jobless Americans in their often cited and repeated unemployment rate statistic. So while the economy may be recovering, it might be awhile before many Americans feel it in their wallets.

"Are you *officially* unemployed? The reported rate actually excludes millions of jobless Americans." --  https://www.mint.com/  


NPR: Hitler's Birthday "big" For The Right

I hear NPR is considering a new name: Comedy Centralist

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The new chic... "Patriotic Pathetic"


The Horrific Reality Of An EMP Attack

Erick Stakelbeck talks to WND's F. Michael Maloof about a grid-down scenario.

A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe
http://www.bookfinder4u.com/IsbnSearch.aspx?isbn=1936488566&mode=direct


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One Second After

One Second After: A Book Review from a Prepper's Perspective
http://www.culturechange.org/cms/content/view/473/66/

"The new, apocalyptic novel One Second After deals with an extremely fast crash, being that of an EMP, or Electromagnetic Pulse attack on the United States.

Those of us who study the history of societal collapse, who might also be known as doomers, as well as preppers, tend to define a potential collapse as either a “slow crash”, or a “fast crash”.

A slow crash would be something akin to the slow collapse of a major power / civilization, like the Romans, or the Mayans, or, for that matter… us, with the current economic collapse, triggered by the global peak in oil production, which occurred in June, 2008 (and longer, if you look at the trigger events, and the peaking of various indicators since the 1970s).

A fast crash, on the other hand, would be something sudden, like a nuclear attack, natural disaster, or a comet hitting the Earth -- or drastic oil-supply loss triggering socioeconomic collapse.

The new, apocalyptic novel One Second After deals with an extremely fast crash, being that of an EMP, or Electromagnetic Pulse attack on the United States.

I felt that a long intro to this book review was necessary, since many, to include peak oilers and other progressive visionaries may not be familiar with what EMP is. Also, this particular book deserves it, as it is very realistically written, unlike S.M. Sterling’s Dies the Fire. Dies the Fire and its sequels were very popular novels, but read more like a Society of Creative Anachronisms fantasy, where even firearms fail to function. That particular book is well-known among the progressive community in the Pacific Northwest, where it takes place, mostly in Oregon.

To explain briefly what EMP is, it is radio wave-like energy that is emitted from a nuclear detonation. As a direct hit on a physical target, nuclear detonations only produce a limited amount of EMP. However, a nuclear device, detonated, high in the atmosphere (or above), can produce an electrical chain-reaction, affecting everything below it, line-of-sight. This energy is usually expressed in, and measured in the tens, to hundreds of thousands of volts.

Electromagnetic Pulse can effect entire power grids, as well as anything solid-state (semiconductors, transistors, integrated circuits, etc.), particularly if it has an antenna connected. Regardless of this, the EMP wave will generally hit any and all circuitry at the same time, unless it is specifically shielded against it. Therefore, protective items like surge protectors, fuses, etc. don’t work.

The author, William R. Forstchen, who holds a Ph.D. from Perdue University, specializes in military history and the history of technology. He is known for his non-fiction works, such as Gettysburg, and Pearl Harbor. Forstchen is also known for his fantasy novels and other works of fiction, set to actual history within the Civil War.

This book is forwarded by Newt Gingrich, and although some politically-oriented people might moan and groan at the thought of a former Republican Speaker of the House providing a forward to a work of fiction, he simply endorses the purpose of the book as a warning. Not from a Fatherland Security (oh…I meant Homeland Security) “the terrorists are everywhere and we should be constantly vigilant” standpoint, but from the fact that very few people in government have taken this particular type of foreign threat seriously.

Forstchen admits in his Acknowledgements that “All books are, in a way, the works of others…” Although he mentions the novel Alas, Babylon and the movies Testament and On the Beach, I found that the storyline more closely resembles Lucifer’s Hammer, the famous apocalyptic novel that helped spark the survivalist movement during the 1970’s. Lucifer’s Hammer was also about an extremely fast crash, brought on by a comet’s impact with the Earth, which effectively destroys human civilization.

I actually found it puzzling why both the author of this book and his friend, Newt Gingrich mentioned the movie Testament. Having just recently watched this movie in it’s 25-year anniversary DVD format for the first time since the early 1980’s, Testament was more of an emotionally charged, less detail-oriented story of the effects of a strategic nuclear strike, on the people of a small town, outside of any burst radius. It was obviously a more liberal-oriented movie that preached the “No Nukes” message. This is confirmed by the fact that in the more recent DVD release of the film, the extra material includes interviews with the survivors of Hiroshima, little kids being taught about nukes, etc. Nonetheless, I can see how Testament could provide some seed material for this novel.

The book makes very intelligent observations, regarding how a fast crash would manifest itself, most notably the fact that yes; we will be thrown into something resembling the 1800’s. Only problem is, we don’t have an 1800s-type infrastructure. Even worse, even if we did, it wouldn’t be able to support the current population, and population densities within the US. The result is an instant Dark Age, where feudal-type arrangements are made with other nearby communities, as waves of starvation and disease dominate this story.

This novel takes place in North Carolina, in an area of the country where population density is already extremely high; the East Coast. Needless to say, the human carrying capacity of this region is practically nil in the event of a “grid-down” collapse, largely due to the replacement of local farms with suburban development, the kind of “pressboard and vinyl” encroachment that would throw James Howard Kunstler into a fit. The author does a good job in conveying this fact.

The main character is John Matherson, a retired US Army full-bird colonel, and history professor. This character is largely based on the author himself, in addition to taking place where the author lives.

The human die-off in this story occurs in waves. The first to go are all of the nursing home residents, as they lose their medications (particularly the ones that require refrigeration), dietary needs, etc. Next are all the people on various other medications, people suffering from their own obesity and lives of over-consumption, etc. The author also does a good job conveying how pampered and spoiled a society we’ve been, with medications for everything: Keeping people alive in a state that was never originally intended for human beings, such as drug-coated stints, and other heart medications, in particular. One reference is made to a 41-year old, who dies from a heart attack, simply carrying a bucket of water to his house. He is described as “50-pounds overweight, with cholesterol of 280”, and was known to live off of fast food.

On a subject dear to my heart, a short reference was made to us survivalists. Initially, the city council depicted in this novel wanted to confront a certain clan, living “up in the hills”. They are introduced, among others as “…the old survivalist types, the kind that were real disappointed when the world didn’t go to hell with Y2K. They’re just waiting for us to come up and try.” (p. 159)

Initially, they discuss this clan’s frozen meat, stored in a giant deep freeze, run off an old generator they were known to have. With the help of the main character, they decide that the amount of food taken – enough for maybe one meal per several hundred, would not be worth the loss of life. He also helps them decide that they should not take anyone’s food stores by force, provided they were not already participating in the town’s collectivized food rationing system. The main character then mentions that if there are any survivalists, and know that the town is not a threat to them, that the town would want to work alongside them, and learn any skills the survivalists would have to teach them.

Cool.

As the food rationing gets smaller and smaller, the scenes are like Ethiopia in the early 1980’s, or Somalia in the 1990’s. As of Day 63:

 

The soup line at the elementary school was already forming up, even though distribution of the day’s rations wasn’t until noon. The carcass of a hog was trussed up to a tree, actually barely a suckling, already stripped down to the bones, which would be tossed into the pot as well.

The people on line were skeletal, their weight really falling away now. Many could barely shuffle along. Kids were beginning to have bloated stomachs. Out along the curb, half a dozen bodies lay, dragged out for the meat wagon, no longer even given the dignity of a sheet to cover them. A man, three kids, most likely their parents dead, and no one to truly care for them, and a woman, obviously a suicide, with her wrists slashed open. (p. 260)

The main character later admits to himself that his family could have had just a 50-pound sack of flour on hand, and some other basic things stored. Indeed, virtually everyone in this town only seems to have a few days of food, with nothing put-up, or stored, when the EMP attack occurs.

As is usually the case in being a prepper, I was pulling my hair out, talking to the main character (a habit I have, as if watching a movie), as he and other people did seemingly stupid things, or did things wrong. This is actually a good thing within a post-apocalyptic novel, as it represents a well thought-out story, on the part of the author.

One of the people referenced in the afterword to this novel is the peak oil hero himself, Republican House Representative Roscoe Bartlett. Bartlett, himself a former research scientist, had written a letter to the White House, describing how an EMP hit “…could cause the permanent collapse of our society.” This letter accompanied the Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States From Electromagnetic Pulse, which was largely ignored, having been released the very same day as the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004.

Again, One Second After represents an incredibly fast crash, as the modern convenience of electricity is suddenly and irreparably removed. It is also meant as a warning. And folks, it is UG-LY. There is no fantasy involved here, as the book goes into detail describing what the actual effects of an instant, without warning, EMP attack would be.

Without giving away any more of the book, I highly recommend One Second After, as it was extremely hard to put down, similar to my experience with Lucifer’s Hammer.

And it does indeed give a very real warning. In this age of a crumbling US Empire, accompanied by a global financial collapse (not cyclical crisis, as the media would like for you to think), the US is already experiencing the type of blowback described by Chalmers Johnson. This is in addition to the US now being in direct competition with other major powers over the Earths’ remaining resources. Therefore, a massive nuclear EMP attack is a very real threat. After I finished it, I found myself stuffing any and all electronics into ammunition cans that were then connected to the grounding circuit in my house." -- Jerry Erwin

Jerry Erwin is a US Army All-Source Intelligence Officer, with over 24 years of experience, currently serving in his Army Reserve status. Jerry is also a member of Portland Peak Oil, since 2005. He spends roughly half of each year performing various active duty tours, nationwide. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for his work as a Strategic Analyst. Jerry is regularly invited to the US Army War College to assist in the annual Strategic Decision Makers Exercise. Jerry has a B.A. Degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University, and a separate A.S. Degree in Electronics Technology (Specialized) from Bay Valley Technical Institute, Santa Clara, CA.

A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat Of An American Catastrophe

"Scientists and other experts have warned for years that the nation’s electrical grid system, together with other critical infrastructures that have an almost complete dependency on electricity and electronic components, are highly vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse event, either from natural or man-made causes.

However, Congress and the administrations of previous and current presidents largely have ignored those warnings.

Events such as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, and then the devastating Hurricane Katrina that revealed vulnerabilities to those infrastructures, for a time heightened that concern. Due to the lapse of time and a relatively calm period since those disasters, policymakers have been lulled back into complacency rather than taking preventative action against what could be the biggest threat to U.S. national and economic security in our lifetime.

An electromagnetic pulse attack on our critical infrastructures, either from an impending solar storm of serious intensity expected between 2012 and 2014 or from a high-altitude nuclear explosion, could have long-term catastrophic consequences for our society and our way of life.

A few years ago, a congressional commission went into considerable depth on those consequences to our electricity-dependent infrastructures that include not only the power grid itself but also telecommunications, our banking and finance system, our transportation system that delivers the very food and water on which our society depends on a daily basis, and the fuel needed to keep our houses warm in the winter and air-conditioned during the summer.

While these critical infrastructures continue to face such an impending crisis, Congress basically has ignored its own commission report and instead has treated the threat of an electromagnetic pulse event as a political football to be weighed against the need to establish an antiballistic missile system. Out of the debate, nothing has happened in either direction.

"A Nation Forsaken" breaks down that threat. It even outlines how our own military similarly is vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse event due to its 99-percent dependency on the nation’s electrical grid system for electricity and communications, raising the high prospect that it may not be able to function to defend the nation in its time of greatest need.

While an electromagnetic pulse event on our civilian infrastructure could be serious, it can be managed if government at the federal, state and local levels gives a high priority to undertaking preventative action to lessen its impact and enhance our ability to recover from it. Given what seems to be a perpetual gridlock in Congress, however, don’t count on it."  - WND.com

F. Michael Maloof, staff writer for WND and G2Bulletin, is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense.

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • “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)

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

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

    Willis Player

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

  • "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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • 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

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

    Liberal Logic

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

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Harry Browne

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

    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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ian Fleming

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

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    William Pitt

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Doug Larson

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Leo Durocher

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

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

    WAG

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • 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

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

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    George Mason

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Dana Buchman

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Aristotle

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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)

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Pat Flynn

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

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

    Moliere

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

    George Mason

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    George Eliot

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    George Santayana

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

  • "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

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Confucious

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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)

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

    George Berkeley

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


    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

  • “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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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”

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edmund Burke

  • 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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aristotle

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

    John Wayne

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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)

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • 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.

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Grover Cleveland

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

    Mark Twain

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

    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

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

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

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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)

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Luck

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

  • “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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

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

    WAG

  • "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.

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Bob Hope

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Galileo

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "I 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

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

    Syrus

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Unknown

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Joseph Addison

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "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)

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    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

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    Government Motto

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    American Citizen

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • “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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Anatole France

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    James Madison

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Tacitus

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

  • "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"

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

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    William Faulkner

  • "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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Confucius

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

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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • “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)

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

  • "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

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Anonymous

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Mitt Romney

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    W. C. Fields

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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."

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

    Robert Frost

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

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

    David Letterman

  • "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)

  • “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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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”

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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Reverend Ike

  • 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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    American Patriot

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • 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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Demosthenes

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    John Kerry

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    GR

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Edison

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charley Reese

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    George Washington

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Anonymous

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alfred Adler

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "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

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

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

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Anonymous

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    James Madison

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

    John Wooden

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Plato

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Albert Einstein

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George W. Bush

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Chinese proverb

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Alexander Pope

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

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    Charlie Daniels

  • “The 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 )

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

  • 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.”

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Margaret Thatcher